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Produce

Produce

Produce Express carries a variety of organic and conventionally grown produce from small family farmers and growers to supply our customers with the freshest local, seasonal produce throughout the year.

We send our experienced buyer to the San Francisco market six nights a week to personally select our specialty produce items. We take great pride in being able to procure almost any specialty item overnight.

Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Bright green, tender and sweet beans form inside five to seven inch long paler green pods, half dozen or so beans to a pod.

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddleheads are unique in both appearance and flavor. The young shoots of the fern are tightly wound into a circular button-like shape.

Finger Limes

Finger Limes

Finger limes are a micro-citrus originally discovered growing wild in Australia. The interior pulp can best be described as citrus pearls, or citrus caviar.

Garlic - Spring

Garlic - Spring

Spring garlic, or green garlic, is the immature garlic plant that has yet to develop a full-size head. Harvested for its sweet, aromatic, delicate flavor, the entire plant is edible and can be used in any preparation calling for garlic.

Garlic, Black

Garlic, Black

Black garlic is sweet meets savory, a perfect mix of molasses-like richness and tangy garlic undertones.

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture and an appearance unlike almost any other edible root.

Gooseberry

Gooseberry

Gooseberries, also known as Ground Cherries, are enclosed in papery husks, much like tomatillos, to protect the fruits from insects and cushion them when harvested.

Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Huckleberries are small, round plump berries with skin color ranging from red to purple to black; in taste, they range from tart to sweet.

Jicama

Jicama

Jicama is a tropical tuber, large and roundish is shape, slightly resembling a potato with light brown skin and edible white flesh.

Kiwi

Kiwi

The kiwi is a small oblong fruit with thin brownish fuzzy skin covering emerald green flesh that is dotted with tiny edible black seeds.

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a member of the brassica family, resembling a turnip with distinct protruding stalks topped with collard like leaves.

Kumquat

Kumquat

The smallest member of the citrus family, kumquats, like their larger relatives, originated in China

Leeks

Leeks

This sweet, delicately flavored vegetable, related to onion and garlic family, has an edible 6-10 inch blanched, white stalk.  The tough, strappy, green leaves should be trimmed away, leaving the pale green and beautiful white stalk. 

Lemon

Lemon

Lemons are heavily utilized as a flavoring agent in various forms. The fruit is oblong shaped, with pointed ends. Its aromatic skin is semi-thick, porous and laden with essential oils.

Lemon, Meyer

Lemon, Meyer

The Meyer is most likely a cross between a lemon and a mandarin.  Meyer lemons are yellow and rounder than a true lemon.

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