Here are a few of the new items that you’ll find at the February farmers markets.
Pensi Pasta Company Introduces New Paleo Products and Entrées
Evette Lecce, owner and chef for Pensi Pasta Company, is renowned for her Italian specialties, such as her fresh pastas (plain and herb flavored), handmade gnocchi, many varieties of ravioli, pasta sauces made from scratch, and a host of other tasty spreads, dips, and condiments.
In early 2014, Evette recognized the demand for gluten-free products and developed a new line of gluten-free and Paleo diet-friendly items, including gluten-free pasta, pizza crust and a wide variety of baked items made without grain, soy or gluten.
Evette is introducing several new products this month, including Spicy Thai Green Papaya Salad, a gluten-free Pad Thai Chicken (or Shrimp) entrée, and several traditional pasta entrées in ready-to-heat-and-eat entrees in microwaveable containers.
New gluten-free baked items include lemon poppy seed muffins, oatmeal raisin cookies, and almond crackers with raisins and rosemary.
Coming Soon — gluten free pie crust mix!
What’s new in sauerkraut world? Well, kimchi and ginger beet sauerkraut, for starters! The sauerkraut line now includes Classic Caraway, Smoked Jalapeno, Horseradish Leek, Classic Dill Pickle, Ginger Beet, and Kimchi.
In Janauary, Farmhouse Culture’s new line of beverages — Gut Shot — hit the shelves. These naturally probiotic fermented drinks are completely organic, vegan, gluten free and full of naturally occurring probiotics.
Rancho Padre Farm
If you haven’t discovered Cocktail Grapefruit yet (also known as mandelo), head over to Rancho Padre Farm’s booth and try a bottle of this juice! The name is a bit misleading — this delightful winter citrus may look like little like a grapefruit, and even taste a little like a grapefruit — but it’s not a grapefruit! Read more here >
FARMERS AND VENDORS RETURNING TO MARKET
Blue Heron Farm
P & K Farm
Cole Canyon Farm
FARMERS AND VENDORS LEAVING MARKET
San Benito Tea Company (MPC)
Coastal Paradise Nursery (Aptos)
Silva Apple Orchard