A: Late winter and early spring is the main harvest time for oranges, mandarins, tangelos, and other wonderful citrus. The apples and pears currently available were mostly harvested in the fall and have been cold-stored to preserve their great taste. We always try to feature the best fruits of the season in your mixes, and this time of year offers the most delicious citrus and apples.
4–6 cups assorted root veggies (turnips, radishes, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, yams, etc.), sliced in diagonal chunks or wedges of around the same size
1 onion, sliced in eighths (optional)
2–3 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
3, 2, 1 – Happy New Year! When the clock strikes 12 a.m. on January 1st every year, it marks a new beginning. Conversations turn to resolutions and remembering to write the new date. Of course, there are calendars other than Gregorian and many different ways to mark the beginning of a new year.
One of The FruitGuys' favorites! Named for Satsuma province, Japan, satsuma mandarins are seedless and super easy to peel and eat. They have a "zipper" skin that can often look bumpy and feel soft. But don't judge this book by its cover – it's a special sweet treat of the season!
As the days get shorter, we tend to spend more time indoors. Festive though they are, candles, holiday lights, and fireplaces can’t make up for the sunlight we lack this time of year. And the sun’s cheerful light and warmth aren’t the only things we miss through the winter: our bodies need sunlight to help produce vitamin D.
Q: What is fruit delivery schedule for Thanksgiving?
A: The FruitGuys will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. TakeHome deliveries will be rescheduled for Tuesday November 19th.
Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like to make changes to your fruit delivery.
Your salsa couldn't get more authentic unless you had Tito Puente cut the Cubanelle Pepper himself while doing the salsa. These sweet peppers are admired for their thin flesh and used in Puerto Rican cuisine.
Adapted from smittenkitchen.com, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
3 cups chopped broccoli (including peeled stems)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup grated hard cheese
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt, pepper and red chili flakes to taste
Butter or other high-heat oil for cooking
A sunburst of yellow. This melon's skin is tender - so handle with care. Peel with peeler, slice and remove seeds from cavity, cut into thin slices. Superbly refreshing. Not the same melon used for bitter melon soup -- this one is sweet.
The Black Radish or Spanish Radish is known as Gros Noir d 'Hiver (big black winter) in French - as this radish is a winter variety. Black skin and hot white flesh - yowza!