Crop Talk 03/17/2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Cone Cabbage Clovers?! It Must be the Luck of the Irish!


Cone Cabbage Try Babé Farms Grilled Cone Cabbage at The Far Western Tavern in Old Town Orcutt!

Now through April 1st, The Far Western Tavern will be offering grilled Cone Cabbage as a special on their menu! If you have the opportunity, go out and order some to support Babé Farms at this timeless local establishment!

Far Western Tavern: 300 E Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455

Cone Cabbage at Far Western Tavern


Trade Show Season Has Begun!

This past month, Babé Farms participated in a couple different food shows: The Get Fresh Food Showcase in Las Vegas, NV and the Testa Produce Food Show in Chicago, IL. We were excited to have the opportunity to exhibit at each of these shows, display a bounty of colorful veggies, and even show off some new products (Cone Cabbage and Brussels Sprout Leaves). Get Fresh and Testa are two of our favorite customers and we thank them for including us in these events!

Trade Show Season


100-Layer Root Vegetable Gratin

100-Layer Root Vegetable Gratin

Recipe and Video Here!


Cone CabbageChefs Love Cone Cabbage!

Babé Farms Cone Cabbage is becoming a hot commodity among chefs - Check out this masterpiece by our friend, Chef Mani of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach:

"Oven roasted cone cabbage, crumbled blue cheese and bacon with a trio of colored peppers and champagne vinaigrette." -Executive Chef Mani Lassahn

Oven Roasted Cone Cabbage


Best in Season


We have a plentiful supply of the following items:

Watermelon Radish (10 & 25 lb.) - Good supplies Available! Black Radish (10 & 25 lb.) - Good Availability!
Cabbage, Green Cone (16 ct.) - Good Availability!
Brussels Sprouts, Baby Purple (12: 1/2 pt.) - Good supplies available!
Frisée, Baby (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Frisée, Blonde (12 ct.) - Good Availability!
Green Zucchini, Baby (10 lb.) - Great Availability!
Fennel, Large (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Beets, Baby (24 ct.) - Red, Stripe, and Mixed - Good Availability!
Carrots, Baby Mixed (24 ct.) - Good supplies available!
Cauliflower, Baby - All Colors (24 ct.) - Excellent Availability, Golf Ball Size!
Tokyo Turnips (24 ct.) - Excellent Availability!
Celery Root, (12 ct.) - Great Availability!
Kohlrabi, Medium Green (12 ct.) - Good Availability!

Limited Items

Savoy Cabbage - Limited Availability
Bok Choy, Baby - Limited Availability
Romanesco, Baby and Large - Limited Availability
Carrots, Baby French - Limited Availability
Specialty Salad Blends - Some varieties in short supply or N/A
Kohlrabi, Medium Red - Limited Availability
Specialty Radishes - Limited Availability
Beets, Bulk/Sack 25# - All Colors Limited Availability
Parsley Root - Limited Availability

*Check with your Babé Farms sales representative for more information


More Rain ExpectedMore Rain Expected Next Week

Persistent gentle to moderate (8 to 18 mph) westerly (onshore) winds will produce plenty of coastal low clouds, fog and cooler temperatures this weekend. However, moderate to fresh (13 to 24 mph) northwesterly winds could develop Saturday night.

It appears that a trough of low pressure will develop over California. Consequently, the jet stream will drop southward toward the Central Coast and will bring in a series of low pressure systems next week.

A low pressure system will approach the coast and will deliver strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) southerly winds and rain Monday night into Tuesday. Showers will persist into Wednesday.

A wet and mild atmospheric river type weather system will move across the Central Coast next Friday through Saturday for heavy rain and gusty southerly winds.


Happy Birthday Jeff!

On behalf of everyone at Babé Farms, we'd like to wish a very happy birthday to our president and CEO, Jeff Lundberg! In honor of Jeff's birthday, our very own Teri Beam, whipped up quite the creative cake (complete with Babé Farms tractor, real carrots and cauliflower!). We hope Jeff had an excellent time celebrating his birthday with his family and spending time working on his classic car!

Happy Birthday Jeff


Corned Beef Cabbage RollsA New Twist on a St. Patrick's Day Classic


1 lb. Corned Beef Brisket (with seasoning packet)
2 large Carrots
2 Parsnips
2 Russett Potatoes
1 head Savoy Cabbage
2 Tbsp Butter


-Place corned beef and spice packet in a large pot filled with water.
-Bring water to a boil and then turn the heat down to simmer for 4 hours.
-Once meat is fork tender drain water and shred meat.
-In another large pot boil carrots, parsnips, and potatoes until they are soft.
-Drain water from pot and roughly mash the vegetable together. Add butter and salt to taste.
-Peel leaves from the head of cabbage and steam them for 2-3 minutes until they are just beginning to get tender.
-Lay each leaf out and pat it dry before adding a layer of mash and a layer of corned beef.
-Roll the leaf up like a small burrito.
-Preheat oven to 400°F.
-Spread extra mash in the bottom of a casserole dish and place cabbage rolls on top of it. Fill any space around the edges with more mash if you have it.
-Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until everything is warmed through.

Learn More Here!


Digital CatalogueBabé 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!