Farmers' Market Report – Week of March 18th 2009

March 16, 2009 0 Comments

Good afternoon, everyone! We have some exciting new items to share with you this week: Weiser Family Farms’ Baby Purple Broccoli, which is a specific seed variety called Red Arrow. It’s not purple all the way through, but the green stem and leaves contrast it very nicely. It has a mild flavor and the farmer …

Farmers' Market Report – Week of March 11th

March 9, 2009 0 Comments

Happy Monday, all!
Ugh, how about that darn daylight savings time? I am not thrilled to lose an hour of sleep, but at least we get more daylight – another sign that spring is coming, slowly but surely.
After talking to a lot of my farmers, up-and-coming new items for springtime menu’s are: Jerry’s Berries Strawberries (Jerry Rutiz’s version; he uses the “Galante” variety, which is a softer berry but extremely sweet – coming in early April), fresh Fava Beans from various farms – next week, lots more peas and beets and artichokes, purple baby broccoli coming this weekend from Weiser Farm (limited to start!), etc. etc.! More to come, I’m sure.

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March 9, 2009 0 Comments

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FM Report – Week of March 4th

March 2, 2009 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

Wow, a lot of our northern Cali growers are experiencing some heavy rain for this whole week – we are so lucky to be living in sunny San Diego!! Feels like spring already, doesn’t it?

Still a lot of baby beets, turnips, greens, and chards on the market so far. Hope you guys got a chance to check out those awesome Lyon artichokes with stem from Life’s A Choke; they are a variety from Southern France and are best broiled, steamed, marinated raw, stuffed, or baked! Let me know if you would like a sample!

Also, I would like to stick the the new baby broccoli from Coastal (excellent quality and a nice, smaller size) and the super sweet English peas from Rutiz. I liked them a lot better, hope you did, too!

Note: All pre-orders must be placed by Tuesday at noon to [email protected] Emergency orders or add-ons will be accepted, but we can longer guarantee availability. If there are any special requests please feel free to ask!

March Mushroom Madness

March 1, 2009 0 Comments

For the entire Month of March four types of our Organically grown Mushrooms are on SALE!  They are grown by the Golden Gourmet/Kinoko Company in San Marcos at their now fully functional facility that reopened recently. Be a fan of theirs on facebook here. Click on an image for more information on the product! Hon …