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 Tangerines.
A tangerine is a small citrus fruit that is usually sweeter and less tart than an orange. The Murcott tangerine, sometimes called the honey tangerine, is the sweetest variety. Its compact size makes it a convenient as well as delicious snack, delivering loads of vitamin C. Tangerines are also great additions to arugula salads, fruit salads, and sweet curries or salsas.
In California, tangerines are typically available November through April.
Click here to find producers growing tangerines.
Click here to find recipes using tangerines.
One serving of tangerines is 1 small, (2-1/4" dia).
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata.