Tag Archives: Produce Notes

What is Rhubarb Anyway?

Rhubarb is often considered the darling of the spring season. While it’s technically a vegetable, it’s often prepared as a fruit in culinary practices. Rhubarb is sold by the stalk, similar to celery. It is well known for its beautiful crimson stalk color but can often be found in varying shades of light pink and […] Read Post »


Peas, Please

Spring is in the air and we could not be more excited! One of the earliest crops that makes an appearance are California peas. Sugar snap, snow, English—we love all spring peas.  It’s hard to resist their vibrant green color and sweet flavor that reminds us of spring and sunshine. Snow, snap and English peas […] Read Post »


Save the Best for Last

Pixie tangerines are a great way to wind down the tangerine season. As the season comes to an end and starts to transition in to an explosion of berries, Pixies come in and steal the show. It’s hard not to love the sweet, seedless Pixie. Not only are they easy to peel but their juicy […] Read Post »


Specialty Citrus

“A Kumquat for John Keats” Sweet pulp and sour skin- or was it sweet outside and sour within? For however many kumquats that I eat I’m not sure if it’s flesh or rind that’s sweet. – Tony Harrison When most people think of kumquats they think of the mouth puckering tartness of the Nagami kumquat. […] Read Post »


Got Grass?

Harvesting asparagus is one of the more labor-intensive jobs in agriculture with high production costs. In California, growers pay a fair share for labor, commanding a higher price for local grass. In Mexico, a laborer might make $5-8 a day making the cost of imported asparagus seem less. Asparagus was first planted in California in […] Read Post »