March 8, 2010 0 Comments

Baby Anzio Artichokes newest crop has arrived! Grower Life’s A Choke Seasons/Availability California artichokes are available throughout the year with peak seasons in Spring and Fall, April-May and September-November. Current Facts Light red and only roughly one-two inches in diameter when fully grown, the baby anzio is a relative of the romanesco artichoke of the …

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Farmers' Market Bag 3-3-10

March 3, 2010 0 Comments

Meyer Lemons & Cara Cara Oranges – Rancho Del Sol Baby Mix Carrots – Jaime Farms Mint – Flora Bella French Breakfast Radish, Fennel, & Spaghetti Squash – Rutiz Farms Green Garlic – Schaner Farms Red Frill Mustard Greens – Windrose Farms Cilantro – Tutti Frutti Farms Pirat Lettuce & Pirella Lettuce – Coleman Farms …

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February 28, 2010 0 Comments

The farmers market is filled with vivid reds and deliciousness! Gloria Tamai Farms has Gaviota Strawberries. Coleman Family Farms has Vulcan Red Leaf lettuce, Rancho Del Sol and Garcia Organics are harvesting some amazing Blood Oranges!! Coastal Organics grows giant red violet chard and Jaime Farms is bringing some sweet Black Cherry Tomatoes!!!

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Farmers’ Market Bag 2-24-10

February 24, 2010 0 Comments

Meyer Lemons – Rancho Del Sol Lyon Artichokes & Pencil Asparagus– Life’s a Choke Farm Arugula & Leeks – Rutiz Farms Dill & Mixed Cherry Tomatoes – Gloria Tamai Farms Assorted Baby Lettuces – Coastal Organics Minneola Tangelos – Schaner Farms (add on) Bay Scallops – Catalina Offshore (add on) French Bread & Jalapeno Cheddar …

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February 21, 2010 0 Comments

The tale of the Fuerte avocado starts in the year 1911 in Puebla, Mexico, 80 miles east of Mexico City. On behalf of the West Indian Nursery in Altadena, California, American, Carl Schmidt, 21 at the time, traveled to Mexico City and Puebla in search of quality avocados, specifically avocado trees. He cut budwood from the best trees, numbered them and shipped them back to Altadena. Most of the buds refused adaptation to the soil and climate, but number 15 flourished. It survived the great freeze of 1913 and hence it was given its name, Fuerte, Spanish for “strong”. That single tree is responsible for spawning California’s avocado industry.

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Farmers' Market Bag 2-17-10

February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Hope you enjoy your bag this week with all the extra goodies!  Please feel free to leave us some feedback on the ordering page 🙂 French Heirloom Potatoes, Broccoli Crown – Weiser Family Farms Celery Root – Rutiz Farms Green Leaf Lettuce, Gaviota Strawberries – Gloria Tamai Vulcan Red Leaf Lettuce – Coleman Family Farms …

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February 14, 2010 0 Comments

Celebrate red fruits, vegetables and greens and celebrate the farmers and growers who provide us with endless bounties every season. Theirs is a mission of love and dedication to land and a marriage with nature like no other.

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February 5, 2010 0 Comments

When gloomy winter weather brings yet another bounty of hearty greens and root vegetables, the menu can start to look a little bleak. What better time for bright, fragrant citrus to take the stage? There are the usual players, of course, sunny lemons and heady, sweet oranges but don’t discount the numerous other quirky varieties …

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Hard Winter Squash

December 23, 2009 0 Comments

A cherished part of our longstanding traditions, hard squash make their appearance on our tables as early as October and linger in our ovens well into January or early February.  We celebrate their quirky shapes, unusual sizes and striped markings in front door displays and Thanksgiving centerpieces. They are versatile and readily available, and at …

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Fall's Sweetest Treat

October 18, 2009 0 Comments

Autumn is in full swing here in San Diego and along with it has brought a scrumptious spread of fall produce. Pumpkins, persimmons and my personal fall favorite, apples. Crisp Pink Lady, sweet Gala, tart Granny Smith, and fragrant Fuji, whatever flavor or texture you may be craving there is surely an apple that will fit your fancy. One of my personal favorites can be found right here in San Diego County.

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