Crop Talk 08/09/2017

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Babé Farms wins 'Best Product Promo' at PMA Foodservice Expo!

PMA Foodservice Expo 2017

This year's PMA Foodservice in Moneterey, CA was an overwhelming success for the Babé Farms team. Not only were we able to educate attendees on the wonders of our specialty veggies, we also won 'Best Product Promo' for our Honey Cone Cabbage! In addition to our display in the Fresh Ideas Showcase, we collaborated with the event staff to grill up some cabbage and provide samples for everyone who visited our booth. The grilled Honey Cone Cabb-Wedges were served chopped and topped with croutons, bleu cheese dressing, bacon, and sugar plum tomatoes. Babé Farms would like to thank PMA for recognizing our hard work in growing and marketing this fun, new product! Learn more here!

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Melissa's/World Variety Visits Babé Farms

image: Melissa's World Variety'iamge: Melissa's World Variety

Recently, our friend John Dunham (Melissa's/World Variety) and his wife Janet visited our office and joined us for dinner. John is a long time customer of Babé Farms and we truly appreciate all of the business he has given us over the years. We cherish our relationship with Melissa's and thank John for making it possible!

image: Melissa's World Variety


image: Grill Master Jeff

Grill Master Jeff serves up some grilled Honey Cone Cabbage, see the grilling video here!


Grilled Fennel Salad with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

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We have a plentiful supply of the following items:
Fennel, Baby (24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Radicchio, (12 ct.) - Good Availability!
Specialty Radishes - Great Availability!
Watermelon Radish (10 & 25 lb.) - Great Availability!
Squash, Baby (All Varieties) - Good Availability!
Cabbage, Honey Cone (16 ct.) - Good Availability!
Cabbage, Savoy and Red (40 lb.) - Good Availability!
Frisée, Baby (12 & 24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Frisée, Blonde (12 ct.) - Great Availability!
Kohrlabi, Medium Green (12 ct.) - Great Availability!
Bok Choy, Baby (10 & 30 lb.) - Good Availability!
Fennel, Large (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Carrots, Baby Mixed (24 ct.) - Great supplies available!
Carrots, Large Mixed (25 lb.) - Great Availability!
Lettuce, Baby - All Varieties (2 lb.) - Great Availability!
Celery Root (12 ct. & 25 lb. Sack) - Good Availability!
Parsley Root (12 ct.) - Excellent Availability!


Limited Items

Beets, Baby (All Colors) - Limited Availability
Turnips, Tokyo - Limited Availability
Cauliflower, Baby - Limited Availability
Romanesco, Baby and Large - Limited Availability
Kohlrabi, Medium Red - Limited Availability
Lettuce, Little Gem Green - Limited Availability
Chervil - Limited Availability

*Check with your Babé Farms sales representative for more information


image: CaliCabbageCaliCabbage

We've recently shifted our test market of our CaliCabbage grilling kits from Santa Maria to San Luis Obispo. SLO folks: get on over to Costco and help support Babé Farms! If we reach our goals we hope to have CaliCabbage back at Costco in Santa Maria and all over SoCal!

The grilled Cabb-Wedge salad is still available at the Far Western Tavern in Old Town Orcutt!

See the step-by-step grilling video here!


image: Annual Wilshire Hospice Hoedown15th Annual Wilshire Hospice Hoedown

This past weekend Ramona Chavez (Sales) and Ron Labastida (Food Safety) attended the 15th annual Hoedown at Hearst Ranch Dairy Barn. The event was a fundraiser for Wilshire Hospice to help them reach their goals and continue their mission of never turning patients away because of their inability to pay. With a raffle, live auction and plenty of food (including spring mix courtesy of Babé Farms) the event was a huge success and we were so thankful to be a part of it!



image: Honey Cone Cabbage vs. CaliCabbageHoney Cone vs. CaliCabbage

You may be asking yourself, "Honey Cone Cabbage? What happened to CaliCabbage?!"

Let us explain: While both are the same great, cone-shaped cabbage from Babé Farms, Honey Cone Cabbage is our new food service version consisting of the cabbage alone, while its counterpart, CaliCabbage, is a complete retail kit now available at Costco in SLO. We hope this addresses any confusion.

Remember to #GetGrilling!


image: Crunchy Salty Lemony SaladCrunchy Salty Lemony Salad


2 small Chioggia (candy-stripe) beets, trimmed, peeled
2 Persian cucumbers
1 medium watermelon radish, trimmed
1 ounce Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago, or other hard cheese, shaved
1 lemon
Olive oil (for drizzling)
Flaky sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Very thinly slice beets, cucumbers, and radish on a mandoline or with a knife. Arrange slices on a platter. Scatter cheese on top. Finely grate some lemon zest over salad, then slice open lemon and squeeze on some juice. Drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper.

View Full Recipe 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!