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Farmers Market Greens

 

Every Year Dave Fresquez from Monte Vista Organics gives us a few tomato plants.
They are planted on the patio at Joe’s and show us when Margherita season starts.

That is when soil-grown, sun-ripened Heirloom Tomatoes whose color spectrum reaches from deep purple , bright yellow, green striped to ruby red and sizes ranging from pea to small melon are ready to be harvested .

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When these Tomatoes are married with Basil and fresh, on premise made Mozzarella,
tastebud memories are made.

 

I’m happy to say that the greens at the Farmers Market are available since early May .  Every Week there is more  in quantity and selection.  We receive deliveries or I pick up on Saturdays from

Camino de Paz,

Monte Vista Organics and

Green Tractor Farms.

You will see these greens in Salads, mixed Vegetables du Jour, in Quiches, as side dishes, in pastas and any combinations the kitchen can think of.  The flavor and texture profile of the different leaves adds variety and excitement to our daily offerings that can only comes from freshly harvested produce.  And lets not forget it’s very nutritious too.

Lambs quarters, Medley of braising greens & Mixed Lettuce from the farmers market