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Recent Farmers' Market Newsletters
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.
The plentiful autumn harvest of fruits and vegetables is here! Right now the farmers' market is full of colorful gourds to decorate your front porch, winter squash and root vegetables to simmer in hot soups, and juicy pears and apples to bake into pies and warm breads. There are dark leafy greens like chard and kale, onions, potatoes, carrots, and much more to add flavor and texture to your fall cooking. There are also gorgeous persimmons and tart pomegranates to enjoy. So stop by your farmers' market on a beautiful fall day and pick up some of these awesome fruits and vegetables and enjoy!
Grapes: Colorful, sweet and good for you, grapes are one of America's favorite fruits. Grapes came to California with the Spanish padres in the 1700s and, as settlers continued to arrive from Europe, other Old World grape varieties came, mostly as wine grapes. Table grapes became popular during the Gold Rush and fed the gold miners fresh fruit. Today, 99% of commercially grown table grapes are from California! More.....Email newsletter distributed on September 1, 2013 - Read more...
Mad for Melons
Cut a big slice of juicy watermelon and dig in! Summer is in full swing when melons appear at your farmers' market. Big watermelon, fragrant cantaloupe and honeydew, and a variety of specialty melons like Persian, casaba, canary, and Crenshaw, just to name a few, are available. Each has a distinctive sweet flavor and each is a must-try this season. Cube into fruit salads, blend into a smoothie, or eat out of hand. Enjoy! Read more here.
Berry Berry Good!
Ah, summer berries! They’re sweet, versatile, and good for you, too! Naturally sweet strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and red and golden raspberries are abundant during the summer months. Whether you enjoy them in fruit salads, in desserts, in smoothies, or just eaten in hand, they are delicious! With hefty nutrition and sweet taste, you can't lose. Read more here...
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