Other Produce

Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons: Unlike the Hachiya variety, are eaten much like apples. Slice them and eat them is the recommended method!  Also really good in any salad, thinly sliced. Hachiya Persimmons:  Hachiya persimmons are rounded, slightly elongated and acorn-shaped, coming to a blunted point at their non-stem end. When fully ripe the skin is deep orange…

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Eggplant

Classic Eggplant:  This is the classic eggplant which is an oval, black-purple fruit. It can be baked, micro-waved or fried.   Fairy Tale Eggplant:  This is an eggplant that is as beautiful as it is delicious with very slender and long, neon-lavender fruit with bold streaks of white that are in clusters of two to…

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Cucumbers

Persian Cucumber:  The Persian Cucumber is very similar to the common green-skinned cucumber or even the Japanese cucumber. It measures about four to five inches long. The crunchy watery texture offers a sweet flavor. Garden:  These are the most common cucumbers in North America. They are relatively smooth skinned with some bumps and dark green…

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Bi-colored Corn

Underwood’s Super Sweet Bi-colored Corn is our special variety that is exceptionally sweet & tender. It can be eaten raw! Try it – we bet you’ll be hooked.

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Fennel

Fennel

The fennel bulb contains virtually all of the usable meat. Smaller fennel bulbs are more tender and less fibrous than larger bulbs. Store fennel in a plastic bag, in the high-humidity crisper section of the refrigerator for no more than 3 to 4 days.  Fennel loses its flavor quickly so it’s best to use it…

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Cherimoya

The cherimoya is a tropical fruit that is eaten raw.  Also called custard apple, cherimoya has a custard-like texture that combines the tastes of pineapple, papaya and banana. Most product sold will be in the pale-green stage because is picked very green. Ripen green product at room temperature for up to one week. Keep it…

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Celery

Pick celery that forms a compact bunch with stalks that are a light green color with a glossy finish.  The leaves should also be bright green and fresh looking .  Give it a gentle squeeze around the stalk to check for readiness. Rinse celery thoroughly to remove sand and dirt from the stalks. Nice addition…

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Avocados

Hass Avocado: The Hass avocado is dark-colored with a rough and bumpy skin. Most other varieties are more green and have smoother skin. Signs of ripeness differ by variety. Hass varieties will turn black when ripe while other varieties remain green. All varieties yield to gentle pressure when ripe. Zutano Avocado: This avocado is easily…

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Asparagus

High in Vitamin A and has full amounts of Vitamin C and iron.  It’s low is sodium and in calories. Asparagus is available year-round with a peak during March and April. California provides most of the supply February through April.

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Artichokes

Boiled, steamed & microwaved in stews, salads & casseroles. Dips for artichokes include Hollandaise sauce, plain yogurt blended with Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, light mayonnaise or mayonnaise blended with lemon juice. Artichokes are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They’re also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good…

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