Blood Oranges, Kishu Mandarins, Wild Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Of Note-

Heirloom citrus from Rising C Ranch is in it’s prime right now.  Fresh bergamot and kishu mandarins are now here.  On using bergamot: try it as a substitute for sour orange in a ceviche, change your lemon-poppyseed cake to bergamot-poppy seed tea cake, cure the peel and candy it to dress your Valentine’s day truffles, or make a bergamot curd to fill tiny tartelettes.

Our first Knoll Farm shipment of the year has just arrived, bringing us gorgeous cardoons.  A member of the artichoke family, are great prepared in the same ways as artichokes: think barigoule, breaded and fried batons, dipped in chickpea flour batter and fried, alla guidea, or gratineed with bechamel and breadcrumbs.  (The ultimate contorni, especially if you slap some ham in there.)

If you haven’t checked out our new catalog lately, we’ve added a brand-newBin Ends section, where you can get some very sharp pricing on some great items we are planning to discontinue in order to make room for new things.  We are adding new items all the time, so check back regularly.  Of note: a significant currently available on aged Mahon cheese.  When young, this cheese is soft, but when aged, it’s hard like Parmesan.  This is the latter variety.   This would be a cool way to do a luxe mac and cheese by way of Spain with a cheese that tastes a bit like parm, and a bit like aged gouda.

Knoll Farm- Brentwood, CA

  • Cardoons
  • Wild Rapini (ltd)

County Line Harvest- Petaluma, Ca

  • Mixed Baby Chicories
  • Baby Carrots
  • Baby Rainbow Carrots
  • Baby Red Beets
  • Baby Gold Beets
  • Baby Candy Stripe Beets
  • Baby Turnips
  • French Breakfast Radishes

Rising C Ranch- Reedley, CA

  • Blood Oranges
  • Bergamot
  • Paige Mandarins
  • Kishu Mandarins
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Satsuma Mandarins
  • Cara Cara Pink Navels

The Apple Farm- Fairfield, ME

Golden Russet Apples

Crossroad Farm- Jonesport, ME

Organic Jerusalem Artichokes

Ripley Farm- Dover-Foxcroft, ME

  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Yellow Sun Carrots
  • Purple Dragon Carrots

Sugar Hill Farm- Columbia, ME

Maine Heirloom Cranberries

Crown O’ Maine- Vassalboro, ME

  • Watermelon Radish
  • Black Radish
  • Purple Bora King Radish
  • Purple Kohlrabi

Green Sunshine Organic Farm- Hodgdon, ME

  • Russian Banana Fingerlings
  • German Butterball Potatoes

also now in season

  • Kumquats
  • Pummelos
  • Fresh Red Currants
  • Medjool Dates
  • Oregon Yellowfoot Mushrooms
  • Oregon Hedgehog Mushrooms
  • Oregon Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Fresh Trumpet Royale Mushrooms
  • Maitake Mushrooms
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
  • Orange/Purple/Green Cauliflower
  • Baby Artichokes
  • Salsify Root
  • Vidalia Salad Onions
  • Baby Kale
  • Tuscan Kale
  • Red Watercress
  • Baby Brussels Sprouts
  • Baby Purple Brussels Sprouts
  • Macomber Turnips
  • Gilfeather Turnips
  • Cipollini Onions
  • Fuyu Persimmons
  • Pomegranates (last of the season)
  • California Quince
  • Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits
By Diego Maldonado