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Michael Carroll Green's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for May 25th, 2009

First of the season Sweet Corn!



First of the season Organically-grown Sweet Corn
is a sure sign that Summer is here, and it’s available at the Palm Springs and Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Markets (The La Quinta Market is closed for the season). Sweet Corn is a Summer picnic staple, and a favorite for its sugary sweet flavor. But get yours fast. Since the process of maturation in Sweet Corn involves converting sugar into starch, Sweet Corn stores poorly and… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 25, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for May 19th, 2009

Locally-grown (and first of the season) Peaches are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations. Peaches are an American tradition, growing throughout the continental United States (except in tropical areas). They are perhaps best known for their association with the State of Georgia (Georgia Peaches), but today California and South Carolina join Georgia as the three largest peach producing states in the United States. Peaches are members… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 19, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for May 13th, 2009

Fresh locally-grown Garlic in all its forms and flavors, is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations. Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for culinary, religious, superstitious and medicinal purposes, and continues to be one of our favorite culinary flavors. And while most of us are familiar with traditional garlic bulbs, we may not be as familiar with the multiple varieties of fresh garlic available at the… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 13, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for May 4th, 2009

Delicious Bing Cherries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week, and are available from Ramirez Farms all three market locations. Bing cherries are a sweet cherry variety – best eaten fresh. They are large, dark and firm.





Bing Cherries were developed in the 1870s by Oregon horticulturist Seth Lewelling and his Manchurian Chinese foreman Ah Bing (for whom they are named), in the area that is now Milwaukie, Oregon. They are now grown commercially… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 5, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

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