Crop Talk 09/15/2017

PMA Fresh Summit 2017

We are starting to get excited for this year's PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans October 20-21! Babé Farms will be there showcasing our full line of colorful, specialty vegetables as well as some new items and a fashionable new booth. Check us out in the Fresh Ideas Showcase and come say hello to our team at booth #3108!

image: PMA Fresh Summit


#EatTheRainbowimage: Eat The Rainbow

HEADS UP: Large Mixed Cauliflower is back in stock! Full sized colorful cauliflower is perfect for adding brightness to any dish, especially since they retain their color when cooked. We recommend roasting the whole head or serving as cauliflower "steaks." Check out this recipe for Whole roasted Cauliflower with Butter Sauce!


EXPO FEST 2017image: Expo Fest

Last week, we participated in this years Santa Maria Valley Expo Fest put on by the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the event was to showcase local businesses and this year's theme was 'Let's Play Ball' so everyone was decked out in their baseball gear. With live music, plenty of food and drink vendors, and a fun zone for the kids, the event offered something for everyone. We are happy to have been a part of it!


Beet Smorrebrod

image: Beet Smorrebrod

Recipe Here!


image: Best in Season


We have a plentiful supply of the following items:
Fennel, Baby (24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Radicchio, (12 ct.) - Good Availability!
Specialty Radishes - 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!
Organic Kale, Green & Lacinato - Good Availability!
Kohlrabi, 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.) - Good Availability!
Lettuce, Baby - All Varieties (2 lb.) - Great Availability!
Celery Root (12 ct. & 25 lb. Sack) - Great Availability!
Turnips, Tokyo (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Parsley Root (12 ct.) - Excellent Availability!


Limited Items

Beets, Baby (All Colors) - Limited Availability
Watermelon Radish - Limited Availability
Cauliflower, Baby - Discontinued
Carrots, Baby Purple & Yellow - 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: CaliCabbage'image: CaliCabbage logo

Pick up your CaliCabbage grilling kit NOW at Costco in Santa Maria! The kit includes one Babé Farms Honey Cone Cabbage, Susie Q's Brand Seasoning, Danish Bleu Cheese Dressing, and Croutons. Supplies are going fast!

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!


Chefs' Cornerimage: Chef's Corner

We love getting our veggies in the hands of some of the finest chefs in the world and letting them get creative! Here is a stunning dish by chef Manfred Lassahn of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach:

Kohlrabi and Apple salad with white balsamic Dijon vinaigrette, radish and fennel flowers, baby kale, candied hazelnut, and pomegranate seeds.

Check out his Instagram here!


image: Coastal Valley FarmsCoastal Valley Farms Organic Spring Mix has a New Look!

We recently changed the packaging for our our Organic Spring Mix available at most Southern California Costco locations. While the look is new, you can expect the same, great quality spring mix blend you're accustomed to in a new, space-saving container. Get out to your local Costco and help support local produce!


Watercress Salad with Purple Ninja and Watermelon Radishes, Apples, and Lemonimage: Watercress Salad

3 large any color radishes (or 4 regular radishes), unpeeled, thinly sliced
1 firm, tart apple, such as Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Braeburn, unpeeled, thinly sliced, seeds removed
½ very thinly sliced, seeds removed, peel and flesh coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
4 cups picked watercress with tender stems
4 scallions or 2 small spring onions, white and light green parts thinly sliced into rings
2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix radishes, apple, lemon, and lemon juice in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let sit 10 minutes to marinate.
Add watercress, scallions, and oil. Season with salt and lots of pepper and toss to coat.

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!