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Recent Farmers' Market NewslettersPod Perfect
It's the season for a plethora of pods! Peas and beans are arriving this spring in all their prolific perfectness. Picked at their peak, they're a delicious and healthy addition to all your spring recipes. Inexpensive and versatile, beans are nutritionally dense. Green, mung, cranberry, and lima beans are all fabulous. Fava beans (photo above) are wonderful as well. Spring peas are highly anticipated and are so sweet you can eat them right out of the bag! Fresh shelling peas are highly seasonal and available only through summer. Snow peas and snap peas are here, too! Try them all! Email newsletter distributed on April 1, 2014 - Read more...
Spring is on its way as we say goodbye to a cold and very dry winter. Fruit trees are budding early, spring flowers are showing their gorgeous colors, and spring veggies are starting to pop out of the ground like rows of soldiers.
Lettuce, asparagus, spring onions, artichokes, spinach, broccoli, leeks, cabbage, and chard are here, just to name a few. So go green this March and enjoy tasty meals made with fresh local greens! More on greens here.
February is all about hearts and flowers, loved ones, and...... asparagus! Yes, the end of February usually brings the spears everyone waits for all year. The fertile soil of the San Joaquin Delta region is perfect for asparagus production with more than 50,000 metric tons harvested annually. Most of this is marketed as fresh green asparagus.Most of this is marketed as fresh green asparagus.Email newsletter distributed on February 1, 2014 - Read more...
Healthy Eating for a Healthy New Year
What better way to begin a healthy new year than with a visit to your local farmers' market! Aisles are filled with delicious, locally grown produce, nuts, honey, olive oils, and more. Each and every one of these products is an outstanding nutritional source. Don't forget citrus, root vegetables, lettuce and other greens, and other fresh vegetables and fruits for a well-rounded healthy diet.
Gifts from the Farmers' Market
The farmers' market is the perfect place to find interesting gifts for the holidays. Use your imagination and put together a selection of fresh local products that are sure to please the special people on your gift list, everyone from gourmet cooks, to gardeners, to bakers, to family and friends. Baskets of California winter fruit, or olive oils and balsamic vinegars, or fresh baked breads and jams, and more of pasta, sauces, and olives are just some of the fantastic ingredients you can find at the farmers' market. Here are some other market gift ideas.
The Best of November
November is here and that means it's time to get out the stock pot or slow cooker for some hearty and healthy meals filled with fresh vegetables. Onions, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, kale, chard, cauliflower, broccoli and other vegetables are at their prime right now. Carrots, celery, and onions, the cooking "trilogy," are in abundance and the basis for great cooking.
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