Farmers' Market Report October 3, 2014


Tsuro Noko Persimmons
Grower: Penryn Orchards

Description: Perfectly ripe Tsuru Noko persimmons are petite, semi-tender, elongated, conical-shaped with a warm orange colored thin skin. The fruit’s flesh is the color of brown sugar and cocoa and studded with thin flat seeds. Their flavor reflective of their flesh’s color, filled with warm notes of chocolate, sweet baking spices and honey. Less than ripe fruits will pale in color, texture and flavor leaving a lackluster impression with the only memorable hints reminiscent of chalk.

 
 
 
THE FARMS:

 

Suzie’s Farm

  • Cherry Bomb Peppers
  • Squash- Patty Pan
  • Cucumbers- Watermelon gherkins, Persian, Slicing, Juicing
  • Herbs- Chives, Basil, Nepitella, Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Rosemary, Parsley, Cilantro, lemon verbena, tarragon, Stevia
  • Squash – Delicata, Blue Ballet, Dutch Crookneck, Red Kuri

Rutiz – Arroyo Grande, CA

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

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

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Butternut Squash

Polito – Valley Center, CA

  • Valencia oranges
  • Clementines
  • Sweet Limes

Schaner

  • Hen eggs
  • Shallots

Life’s a Choke

  • Asparagus – Small and Large
  • Lyon Artichokes
  • Cauliflower

 Tamai

  • Strawberries
  • Colored Cauliflower

Kong Thao Farms

  • Black Eyed Shelling Peas
  • Purple Hull Shelling Beans
  • Japanese Sweet Potatoes
  • Kabocha Squash

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
  • Hosui Asian Pears
  • Taylor Gold Pears

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
  • Cannelini Shelling Beans

Black Sheep Produce

  • Papalo
  • Zucchini
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Acorn Squash
  • Beets
  • Colored Cauliflower

Munak

  • Sungold Tomatoes
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Rocky Sweet Melon
  • Honeyloupe
  • Ambrosia Melon

Penryn Orchard

  •  20th Century Asian Pears
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Comice Pears
  • Golden Russet Bosc
  • Tsuru Noko Persimmons