The Farmers Market Box
Our effort to support family owned California farms by connecting you with their peak season produce.
Golden Beet Salad Serves 4 One bunch golden beets, tops removed and scrubbed (save the tops) One bunch mizuna, washed, spun dry and chopped 1/4 cup Cara Cara orange juice 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1/3 cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees; line a …
There is a company that is dominating our agricultural landscape like no other, in a myriad of ways with a scope so wide it is staggering. It has a near-monopoly on herbicides and seeds. It owns almost 100% of the market share of genetically modified seeds. It is the largest conventional seed company and it is the number one selling herbicide company in the world. It is a biotechnology corporation conveniently predicated on agriculture. The company is Monsanto and
Happy Monday! How did everyone like their Fava’s? Amanda (our microgreen queen and your FM packer) made the mistake of eating one without removing the 2nd shell!! Ha ha, priceless! But yes, under that waxy shell, they are super sweet and fresh; not ONE BIT mealy. McGrath Farms and Coastal has more this week, supplies …
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.
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!
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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 …