Farmers' Market Products
All of the fresh fruits and vegetables in our farmers' market are brought to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crops. While the diversity of climate and growing areas in California allow for an incredible diversity of farm-fresh products to be available throughout the year, the fruits and vegetables the farmers harvest and that you will in the market changes with the seasons. Choose an item from the list at the left to learn more about some of the products in season now.
This week's featured product is Figs.
Figs were brought to California by the Spanish missionaries who first planted them at the San Diego Mission in 1759. Fig trees were then planted at each succeeding missiont throughout Northern California. The Mission fig, California's leading black fig, takes its name from this history; it has a blackish purple skin and brilliantly pink fleshy interior. The green-fleshed Kadota and pinkish Adriatic are other common market varieties. Their high fiber content, delicate texture, and refreshing flavor makes figs a great addition to salads and desserts.
Click here to find producers growing figs.
Click here to find recipes using figs.
One serving of figs is 1 medium, (2-1/4" dia).
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata.