California Vegetable Specialties, located in Rio Vista, CA. is one of the few commercial growers nationwide that is able to plant and harvest Belgian Endive on a year round basis. Belgian, Red and a mixed case are all in stock.
While we wait for the local harvest of some of spring's treasures like fava beans and English peas, we thought we would bring to your attention a relatively new product. Black garlic is sweet meets savory, a perfect mix of molasses-like richness and tangy garlic undertones. It has a tender, almost jelly-like texture with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency similar to a soft dried fruit. It's as delicious as it is unique. The garlic is fermented at low temperatures for over a month long period and is produced in Hayward, CA, which happens to be the only manufacturer of Black Garlic in the U.S.. Black Garlic is a traditional ingredient in Asian cuisine but its popularity in the U.S. is credited by the use of prominent chefs in the Bay Area. It is now considered a staple of modern cuisine and can be seen on menus in culinary progressive cities such as Chicago and New York City.