Farmers' Market Report September 5, 2014


Warren Pears
Grower: Frog Hollow Orchards

Description: The Warren pear is the perfectly crafted composition of its parentage. Its appearance, though less than perfect (its skin slightly scarred by nature) is quintessential: bulbous, yet bell-shaped, sun-kissed with tones of earth, sun and clay and dotted with bronze freckles hinting at the fruit’s ripeness. Each visual element is simply a precursor to the fruit’s finest qualities. When ripe, the fruit is semi-firm to the touch and the flesh of the fruit is soft, but not too tender, succulent and juicy, aromatic and candy-sweet but not cloying with complex undertones of vanilla, honey and spice.

 
 
 

 THE FARMS:

 

Suzie’s Farm

  • Hot Peppers- Hungarian Wax, Fresno, Serrano, Cayenne, Cherry Bomb
  • Tomatoes- Red Cherry, Yellow Cherry, Indigo Rose, Green & Red Zebra, Early Girl
  • Squash- Patty Pan, Zucchini, Costata Romanesco, Eightball
  • Cucumbers- Watermelon gherkins, Persian, Slicing, Juicing
  • Eggplant- Italian Black, Italian White, Rosa Bianca, Graffiti
  • Herbs- Chives, Basil, Nepitella, Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Rosemary, Parsley, Cilantro, lemon verbena, tarragon, Stevia
  • Squash – Delicata, Blue Ballet, Dutch Crookneck, Red Kuri

Coastal Organics- Carpinteria, CA

  • Early Girl tomatoes
  • Soft #2 heirlooms
  • Mixed Cherry tomatoes

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

  • Tomatillos
  • Purslane
  • Blue Lake green beans
  • Rhubarb
  • Romano Beans
  • Persian cukes
  • Leeks
  • Persian Cucumbers
  • Red skin potatoes
  • Rainbow carrots
  • Spring Onions
  • Herbs- Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, thyme, mint, persian cress, dill, italian parsley

Rancho Del Sol – Fallbrook, CA

  • Meyer lemons
  • Gold Nugget tangerines
  • Sorrento lemons

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Guavas

Loo Loo Farms – Paso Robles, CA

  • Colored hen eggs
  • Duck eggs

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Black Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Agretti
  • Watermelon Gherkin Cucumbers
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Nepitella
  • Papalo
  • Black Mint
  • Purple Shiso
  • Korean Shiso
  • Chamomile

Mike and Son Egg Ranch – Ontario, CA

  • Brown Eggs

Pudwill Farm – Nipomo, CA

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Golden Raspberries

Julian Berries

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

Tutti Frutti – Santa Barbara County and Carpenteria

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers

Weiser Family Farm – Bakersfield, CA

  • Sunchokes
  • Lipstick Peppers
  • Yum Yyum Peppers
  • Eggplant- caliope, gretel, choryko, suraj, hansel, barbarella, raja

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Celery
  • Japanese cucumbers

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • Sunflowers
  • Baby French Beans
  • Lima Beans

Be Wise Ranch – Escondido, CA

  • Kale- green, dino
  • dandelion greens- green and red
  • spring mix
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Slicer Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes- Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee, Golden Jubilee, Green Zebra, Marvel Stripe, Persimmon, Tigerella (STRAIGHT VARIETY CASES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, OTHERWISE WILL COME MIXED)

Polito – Valley Center, CA

  • Valencia oranges
  • Clementines
  • Sweet Limes

Schaner

  • Hen eggs
  • Shallots

Lee Farms – Reedley, CA

  • Flavor Grenade Pluots
  • White Peaches
  • Yellow Peaches

Life’s a Choke

  • Asparagus – Small and Large
  • Lyon Artichokes
  • Cauliflower

 Tamai

  • Strawberries
  • White corn
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mini mixed sweet peppers

Kong Thao Farms

  • Black Eyed Shelling Peas
  • Purple Hull Shelling Beans
  • Japanese Sweet Potatoes
  • Filipino, Indian, Thai, Japanese eggplant
  • Fresh Green Peanuts
  • Kabocha Squash

Crows Pass

  • Red Torpedo Onions
  • Temecula Honey Spring Onions

Dassi Family Farms – Leucadia, CA

  • Cocktail Roma Tomatoes
  • Red Heirloom Tomatoes
  • On the vine red  tomatoes
  • On the vine green tomatoes

Frog Hollow Farms – Brentwood, CA

  • Warren Pears
  • Dapple Dandy Pluots
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • Flavor Heart Pluots

Koral’s Tropical Farm – Vista, CA

  • Reed Avocados
  • Varigated Figs
  • Sapote
  • Passionfruit
  • Sweet Limes

2 Peas in a Pod

  • Mauve Runner Shelling beans
  • Coco Shelling Beans
  • Christmas Lima Shelling Beans
  • Cranberry Shelling Beans

Black Sheep Produce

  • BiColor Corn
  • White Corn
  • Papalo
  • Zucchini
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

Munak

  • Anana Melon
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Rocky Sweet Melon
  • Honeyloupe
  • Ambrosia Melon