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 Grapes.
Fresh table grapes come in three basic colors: light green (sometimes called white), red, and blue/black. More than 50 kinds of table grapes are currently available in markets. Each variety posesses a distinct color, taste, texture and history. Ask your farmer what varieties he or she grows to find your favorites.
Grapes are rich in phytonutrients and antioxixidants, good for heart health, and may help ward off certain kinds of cancer.
Grapes make more than great wine: after washing, try putting them in the freezer for 30 minutes for a naturally sweet snack with a supernatural texture and taste.
Click here to find producers growing grapes.
Click here to find recipes using grapes.
One serving of grapes is 10 grapes.
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.