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The Produce Hunter

Give Peas a Chance

Give peas a chance, but if you include them in guacamole, people have opinions about that. Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for English (or garden) peas to grace your menus. You can serve them raw, but they also cook perfectly in just a couple of minutes. Take advantage of the herbaceous and…

Pharaohs forbade mortals from eating them, but that won’t stop us from eating Morels.

Morels have always been highly prized, especially in ancient times by Egyptian pharaohs who believed Mushrooms were food of the gods. A discerning bunch, the pharaohs forbade mere mortals to consume Morels. There are seven distinct Morels in California, all in the family Morchellaceae (order Pezizales) but from three different groups: wood-chip habitat, naturals, and…

“Tropical flavors make winter bearable!”

The Produce Hunter says, “Tropical flavors make winter bearable!” Every Rincon del Mar Ranch cherimoya is hand-pollinated, and every one is truly delicious. “It tastes like summer, but here it is, brightening up our winter—it is so delicious,” The Produce Hunter says. Get to know the creamy cherimoya: Cherimoya is native to South America and…

Bananas for So Cal Bananas!

So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in…

Apples, Braeburn

Aromatic, tart. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Jonagold

Pleasant, mildly tangy. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California,…

Apples, McIntosh

Juicy, tart. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Honeycrisp ™

Sweet, juicy. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Golden Delicious

Sweet, juicy and crisp. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions:…

Apples, Red Delicious

Aromatic, sweet. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Pink Lady ™

Unique, tart-sweet. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Cameo ™

Sweet, mellow. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Ambrosia

Sweet, honeylike. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…