Farmers' Market Report October 17, 2014

 

Black Arkansas Apple
Grower: Penryn Orchards

Description: The skin of the Black Arkansas apple is waxy and vivid red to dark purple in color. Its flesh is golden hued and juicy with a fine-grained and crisp texture. Its highly aromatic and sweet-tart flavor mellows and becomes more palatable with storage. The flesh as well will soften with storage, when first harvested the Black Arkansas apple is extremely hard, almost to the point that many would find it difficult to eat out of hand.

 
 
THE FARMS:

 

Suzie’s Farm

  • Beets – Chioggia, Red, Gold
  • Chard – Red, Green, Rainbow
  • Radish – Easter Egg, French Breakfast
  • Herbs- Chives, Basil, Nepitella, Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Rosemary, Parsley, Cilantro, lemon verbena, tarragon, Stevia
  • Pumpkin – Long Island Cheese, Musquee de Provance

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
  • Squash – Butternut, Kabocha, Spaghetti, Red Kuri

Garcia Organic Farm – Fallbrook, CA

  • Avocados
  • Guavas

Loo Loo Farms – Paso Robles, CA

  • Colored hen eggs
  • Duck eggs

Coleman Family Farm – Carpinteria, CA

  • Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Watermelon Gherkin Cucumbers
  • Nepitella
  • Black Mint
  • 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
  • Peppers – Yum yum peppers, shishito, cubanelle
  • Eggplant- caliope, gretel, choryko, suraj, hansel, barbarella, raja
  • spigarello
  • watermelon radish

Yasutomi Farm – Pico Rivera, CA

  • Baby Celery
  • Japanese cucumbers

McGrath Farms – Oxnard, CA

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Golden Russet Bosc
  • Tsuru Noko Persimmons
  • Black Arkansas Apples