Coming into the summer season, our produce departments receive new organic items almost every day. Come check out what’s in season and ask for a taste! Here are some of my favorites we have in stock at the moment.
The Polar Light Nectarine from Valliwide Organic Farms is fragrant and sweet. These juicy white nectarines are best when they give off their strong floral scent, but are still sweet when eaten firm. We will have these available through the summer.
The Spring Crest Peach from Full Belly Farm is my favorite early season cling peach. This heirloom variety has a strong sweet-tart yellow flesh and super fuzzy golden skin. Great eaten out of hand, or sliced up and served with Straus Greek yogurt!
Cot-N-Candy Apriums from Frog Hollow Farm are really a treat! These little jewels are about 2” in radius and have a very sweet, juicy flesh. Their skin is white with a bright pink blush. They are also free-stone, so you can gobble them up with no mess!
Right now we have 4 different varieties of Cherries (Rainier, Lapin, Bing and Benton), with more to come later in the season. My favorite so far has been the Benton variety from Ferrari Farms located in Linden, CA. These cherries are plump and sweet with a dark, almost black flesh. I pitted and froze 3 lbs of these when they came in!
The Black Knight Carrots from Full Belly Farm are gorgeous! Unlike other varieties of purple carrots that tend to be one solid color throughout, these tender roots have a deep purple skin with a creamy orange flesh. Try them sliced into coins on a salad or roasted with parsnips and rutabagas.
The first California Cucumbers of the season are here! The Mediterranean Cucumbers from T.D.Willey farms are crisp and nutty in flavor. They have a thin skin and small seeds. No need to peel. I like them sliced up and drizzled with lime and Himalayan pink salt as a snack.
Last but not least, the Red Lasoda potato from Full Belly Farms has to be my new favorite! This is one of many different varieties of new potatoes we have in stock at the moment. These young red potatoes have a skin so thin you can rub it off with your thumb. The semi-sweet flesh is pale yellow and has the smoothest, creamiest texture I have ever found in a potato! I like them cut in half and roasted with Burroughs Family Farms Olive Oil and fresh ground black pepper. Be sure to keep all new potatoes refrigerated until ready for use.