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 Nectarines.
A nectarine is a variety of peach without the fuzzy skin. Typically, nectarines are one of the first stone fruits to ripen in late spring, making them available from May to early September. Nectarines range in color from greenish yellow to mostly reddish with yellow background.
When selecting, pick nectarines that are fragrant and give slightly to the touch. If they are a little under-ripe, leave them at room temperature for 2-3 days to ripen. Once ripe, nectarines will keep in the coldest part of your refrigerator for 5 days.
Try combining red onions, spinach, and nectarines to make a sweet, nutritious salad.
Click here to find producers growing nectarines.
Click here to find recipes using nectarines.
One serving of nectarines is 1 small, (2-1/3" 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.