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April 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Although the 1991 movie,  Fried Green Tomatoes, made them into a household name throughout the world, Green Tomatoes have a culinary history that goes well beyond the traditional Southern Side Dish. And that’s why Green Tomatoes are this week’s Fresh Pick of…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Although you can always find them at the Certified Farmers’ Markets, we thought the week leading up to Easter was a particularly good time to feature our Fresh Cut Flowers and Locally Grown Orchids.



Choose from a variety of Fresh Cut Flowers, including some…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Locally-grown Asparagus is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets, and this year’s crop is both delicious and abundant! Asparagus has been used since early times, both for its delicate flavor, and for its diuretic properties. It was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans - all of whom ate it fresh in Spring and Summer, and dried in Winter.



Today, most of us eat Asparagus…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

First of the season locally-grown Green Beans (or string beans or snap beans) are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. The ideal green bean should have a firm, fleshy and sweet pod, but also have well-formed beans inside.  They should also…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Live Herbs and Plant Starts for your Spring garden are this week’s fresh pick(s) of the week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Just in time for planting here in Southern California, these locally grown Live Herbs and Plant Starts are already…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Locally-grown Strawberries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from theCertified Farmers’ Markets. Peak Strawberry season in California runs from March through August, but because of our wonderful California climate, California-grown Strawberries are…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Guavas are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Guavas are native to Mexico, Central America and Northern South America, but have been naturalized throughout the world. The most common species, and the one we have at the market, is the…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 6, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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