Farmers' Market Products

All of the fresh fruits and vegetables in our farmers' market are brought to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crops. While the diversity of climate and growing areas in California allow for an incredible diversity of farm-fresh products to be available throughout the year, the fruits and vegetables the farmers harvest and that you will in the market changes with the seasons. Choose an item from the list at the left to learn more about some of the products in season now.

This week's featured product is Plums.

Sweet, juicy plums can be enjoyed fresh or dried, and they also make a delicious jam. Plums are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and contain several antioxidants. Dried plums, known as prunes, have long been hailed as digestive aids; use them in breakfast cereals or salads.

To soften hard plums, place several in a loosely closed paper bag and leave them at room temperature for a day or two; when they have reached the desired firmness, transfer them to the refrigerator. Ripe plums can be refrigerated for up to three days.

Try a variety of plums at the market they range in color from deep purple to vibrant yellow or green.

Click here to find producers growing plums.

Click here to find recipes using plums.

Nutritional Information

One serving of plums is 1 fruit, (2-1/8" dia).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 66 g  

Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 2
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
  Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
  Sugars 7 g  
Protein 0 g  

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page,