What's New at the Farmers Market — May

What’s New at the Farmers Market — May

B & R Farms introduced a new item to their fine line of apricot products — Apricot Yogurt Bites. These tasty little bites of healthy, dried Blenheim apricots are covered with a rich vanilla yogurt coating, perfect for on-the-go treats in lunch boxes, backpacks, or office snacks.

Pensi Pasta Company has a new condiment this month — Mexican Papaya and Nori Seaweed Salsa. It’s sweet and tangy and made with mango nectar, seasoned rice vinegar, Asian garlic chives, salt, black pepper and is topped with black sesame seeds. Evette says, “It’s great with fish, poultry and pork. Or use it to top a salad or slaw.”

Malabar Trading Company’s newest fruit spread for spring is fresh strawberry preserves made with luscious, organic strawberries from P & K Farms. The preserves have a dash of aged cherry Balsamic vinegar and Tellicherry peppercorns for a snappy twist. Try these preserves with Annaliese’s freshly-baked scones or Southern-style yeast biscuits for afternoon tea or a special breakfast.

Organic, dried beans are now available at T & L Coke Farm including large white cannellini beans, Blue Coco beans (a pre-1775 French heirloom named for its tan seeds and bluish-purple pods) and rare,heirloom Gila River beans, a black and white speckled bean. According to www.abeancollectorswindow.com, the story goes that the Gila River bean was found at a native American site in a cave along the Gila river in the southwest. Seeds were discovered in a pottery jar sealed with pine sap. The site is believed to be over 1,500 years old. Since the temperature and humidity level never fluctuated in all those years, the seeds remained viable.

Also, organic rye flour is now available at the Cokes.

VENDORS LEAVING FOR SEASON
P & K Farms leaving Aptos Market, but will be at the MPC, Del Monte and Carmel Farmers Markets

WELCOME BACK TO THE MARKET!
Kashiwase Farms returns to the markets with their glorious stone fruit — white peaches, yellow peaches, apricots and cherries.

Stackhouse Brothers will be returning to market with nectarines, peaches, pluots and plums.

KT Farm is back with their wide selection of Asian produce, including Jujubee dates, kumquats, bok choy, daikon radish, lemongrass, bittermelon, Asian onions, gailon (Chinese broccoli),  jicama, Chinese eggplant, Japanese eggplant, basil, and Asian cucumbers.

Triple Delight is back at all four markets with seven kinds of blueberries — just in time for blueberry jam and pies!

SEASONAL FARMERS MARKETS ARE OPEN!
The Carmel Farmers Market at the Barnyard Shopping Village and the Del Monte Farmers Markets are now open for the season! For more information about vendors or maps to these markets, visit our markets information page here.

MAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccolini
  • Gourds
  • Blueberries
  • Kumquats
  • Beets
  • Basil