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Market Outlook - March 22, 2012

nantesNantes

Nantes are a French heirloom variety with smooth skin and an almost perfect cylindrical shape. Nantes are distinctly sweeter than other carrots and are rounded at the top and tip.

Braising Greens

braising-greensIt is important to note that the arrival of spring occurred just two days ago. Just as important is to realize that this is the time to plant spring crops, not harvest these crops. While we are well into the season, other springtime crops, like fava beans and English peas, have not started locally. This week we feature a variety of local seasonal greens currently available from several local farms.

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Market Outlook - March 15, 2012

Castroville Artichokes

artichokesArtichokes are available year round with peak season running March through May and a second crop occurring in the early fall. California produces 100% of all commercially grown 'Globe' artichokes in the United States from the Central Coast region in fields surrounding the towns of Salinas, Castroville and Monterey.

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Market Outlook - March 8, 2012

Wild River Murcott Mandarins

tangerineCertified organic since 1995, Wild River Ranch in Marysville, CA is the most local source of Murcott Mandarins available in the Sacramento area. After decades of successful citrus harvests, they have earned their solid reputation as a producer of this flavor-rich, seedless mandarin.

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