FARMERS MARKET REPORT: WEEK OF July 4th, 2010

Hello to all!! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!! I think the farmers did as most of the farms are closed today, everyone needs a break sometimes!!! The availability is as follows…..

Padron Chile Peppers from Suzie’s Farm!! The pepper’s cultivating origins lay in Herbón, whose monastery was where Franciscans apparently first tried growing the pepper seeds they’d brought back from the New World in the 18th century.
At the going rate, pimientos de padron are not an everyday vegetable. They are at a laborious disadvantage. The peppers are so small (about 80-100 per pound) that it takes two people almost two days to pick 300 pounds.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUMMER CROPS:

Amaranth, Arugula, Hass, Lamb Hass and Reed Avocados, Apricots, Asian Pears, Bay leaves, Shelling Beans, Berries, Cherries, Chickpeas, Citrus: Lemons, Limes, Valencia Oranges, Corn, Cucumbers, Red Currants, Edamame, Eggplants, Figs, Grapes, Grape Leaves, Herbs; basil, fennel, lemon verbena, sumer savory, Lamb’s Quarter, Leeks, Mangoes, Nectarines, Okra, Maui and Walla Walla-type Onions, Passion Fruits, Peaches, Peanuts, Peppers, Plums, New Potatoes, Purlsane, Radicchio, Shallots, Snap beans, Bloomsdale Spinach, Squash Blossoms, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes!!!
If it’s not in season, what’s the reason?…
NO MORE CAMAROSA STRAWBERRIES, KUMQUATS, BABY CARROTS, CARA CARA ORANGES OR SNAP PEAS. PINK LEMONS ARE HERE (J.J.’S LONE DAUGHTER RANCH). RED FRILL MUSTARD IS BACK (COLEMAN FARMS). SCHANER HEN EGGS ARE AVAILABLE BY THE DOZEN. NEW POTATO CROPS ARE COMING IN (WEISER FAMILY FARMS). ALSO, FIRST HARVEST OF FIGS HAVE ARRIVED – BOTH GREEN (POLITO FARMS) AND BLACK MISSION (PUDWILL FARMS).  COASTAL ORGANICS HAS THEIR FIRST CHERRY TOMATOES, INCLUDING THE OH SO DELICIOUS “SUNGOLD” VARIETY!!!!!!!!!

***JAIME FARMS HAS BEAUTIFUL HEIRLOOM TOMATOES***

***GLORIA TAMAI WHITE CORN IS IN FULL ABUNDANCE!!!! PUT IT ON THE MENU NOW***




***FITZGERALD PEACHES, NECTARINES AND APRICOTS ARE RIPE, JUICY AND BEING HARVESTED!!!***


CHERRIES
Bing Cherries this week from Tenerelli Orchard!  They also have Ranier Cherries too!


Can you say, Red Currants??? Brought to you by Pudwill Farms

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