Crop Talk 01/13/2017

Babe Farms Veggies

Happy New Year

 

FARM TOURS

In the last month we have had a few of our customers out to tour Babé Farms. First up, we have Markon Cooperative. Markon and its members toured a few different farms in the area and we were lucky to have been on their list. Rain was in the forecast for the day and the roads were muddy, but we pressed on and were able to finish the tour before the rain came. A big thank you to Markon for putting together such a great group and making the trip!

Farm Tour - Markon

Farm Tour - Coosemans ShippingTony & Jose with Rosa Cerda (Sales) and Ron Labastida (Food Safety) Next, we have our good friend, Tony, from Coosemans Shipping in Los Angeles. Tony and his son Jose made the early drive from LA and were able to see how a variety of Babé Farms products are harvested. Jose even got to sample some cauliflower! Thanks again to Tony for visiting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Tour - Mani LassahnMatt Hiltner (Marketing) with Mani LassahnLast but not least, Instagram legend, Mani Lassahn made it out to the farm. Executive chef of Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, Mani had the opportunity to learn more about where the veggies he uses in his gorgeous creations come from. Give him a follow, @chefonaroll!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain on the Farm

We have been experiencing quite a bit of rain so far this year. Our Marketing manager, Ande Manos recently spoke with The Packer on the rain's impact on California growers. Check out the article here!

Rain on the farm

Wet Conditions at Babé Farms

 

Pickled Watermelon Radishes

Pickled Watermelon Radishes

Recipe Here!

 

Baby Purple Brussels SproutsPurple Power!

Baby Purple Brussels Sprouts are returning soon! If weather permits, we hope to have limited numbers in stock by the end of next week. Good availability should follow going forward. Ask your sales rep for more info!

Contact us / 805-925-4144

 

Best in Season

BEST IN SEASON NOW!

We have a plentiful supply of the following items:
Watermelon Radish (10 & 25 lb.) - Great supplies Available!
Wild Arugula (4 lb.) - Excellent Availability!
Baby Beets (24 ct.) - Gold, Red, and Striped!
Tokyo Turnips (24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Specialty Radishes (24 Ct.) - Fair supplies available!
Frisée Baby (12 & 24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Cauliflower, Baby All Colors 24 Ct. - Golf Ball Size!
Baby Mixed & French Carrots (24 ct.) - Good supplies available!
Romanesco, Baby (24 ct.) - Good supplies available!
Large Fennel, (12 & 24 ct.) - Good supplies available!
Celery Root, (12 ct.) - Great Availability!
Organic Green & Lacinato Kale (24 ct. Bunched) - Fair supplies available!

*Lacinato Kale also available in 12 ct.

 

Limited Items

Savoy Cabbage - Very Limited Availability
Bok Choy, Baby - Limited Availability
Specialty Salad Blends - Some varieties in short supply or N/A
Kohlrabi, Medium Green & Red 1 dz. - Limited Availability
Romanesco, Large - Very Limited Availability
Beets, Bulk/Sack 25# - All Colors Limited Availability
Parsley Root 1 dz. - Very Limited Availability

*Check with your Babé Farms sales representative for more information

 

This Week's ForecastThis Week's Forecast

Dry weather will return on Friday and will continue through Tuesday as a high pressure ridge develops over California and produces moderate to fresh (13 to 24 mph) Santa Lucia (offshore) winds.

Clear skies and much drier air filtering into the Central Coast Friday night will allow temperatures to decrease into the low 30's in the North County and mid to high 30's elsewhere by Saturday morning which is expected to be the coolest morning of the forecast period.

Stormy weather looks to return on Wednesday into the flowing weekend with gale-force southerly winds and periods of moderate to heavy rain.

 

#Cauliflower on Trend in 2017

With the new year ahead of us we are always looking for the latest food trends around the industry. In addition to Purple food and pickling veggies, it seems cauliflower is expected be on the rise this year. One fresh, new way to prepare cauliflower is roasting the head whole with olive oil and seasoning, and dressing with a variety of toppings. Check out the recipe below!

Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

 

Winter Greek SaladWinter Greek Salad

Ingredients

1 cup (7 ounces) feta, crumbled
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup (6 ounces) kalamata olives
1 tablespoon capers
12 stalks (½ bunch) Tuscan kale, stems removed and greens roughly chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 medium (8 ounces) carrots, peeled and julienned
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 medium (8 ounces) green apple, cored and thinly sliced
¼ (6 ounces) medium head red cabbage, finely shredded

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients and dress with red wine vinaigrette. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary, then serve.

Learn More Here!

 

Digital Catalogue Babé Farms recently launched a digital catalogue where anyone can view our entire product line. We feel this will help our customers to better familiarize themselves with our products, pack sizes, etc.

View Our Digital Catalogue Here!