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Michael Carroll Green's Blog – December 2009 Archive (3)

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for Christmas 2009!

Fresh Cut Flowers are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Each week, Juan Arriaga, of Arriaga Farms, brings in a fresh batch of California-grown cut flowers – direct from the farm to the markets. Choose from sunflowers, lilies, mixed bouquets, and more – all fresh cut and ready for holiday tables.



California's unique climate means that flower growers like Arriaga Farms can produce some of the finest cut… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 26, 2009 at 9:57am — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for December 15, 2009

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: California-Grown Macadamia Nuts!



Macadamia Nuts
are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week, and although most Americans think of our fiftieth state, Hawaii, when they think of Macadamia Nuts, ours are grown locally by the folks at MnM’s Nuthouse in nearby Fallbrook, California. MnM’s Nuthouse is a family-owned and operated farm, started by Tom Cooper back in the 1970s, and now run by his son Mark, and… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 15, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for December 1, 2009

Swiss Chard is one of the most versatile, yet overlooked of the many varieties of edible greens available today. Fresh young Swiss Chard is a great addition to salads, and mature chard (leaves and stems) can be cooked, stir-fried or sauteed. Although slightly bitter when eaten in salads, Swiss Chard’s bitterness fades with cooking, leaving a delicious flavor which is akin to beet greens (to which Chard is related), and more delicate than cooked spinach (another… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 2, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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