Crop Talk 10/24/2017

PMA Fresh Summit 2017

Another year, another successful PMA in the books! Thank you to all the folks who came by our booth - it was great to build new relationships, catch up with old friends, and introduce CaliCabbage to the masses! Our crew is back home from New Orleans safe and sound (despite some travel issues) and ready to gear up for the holidays. Check out our booth below and read our feature in The Packer here! #MarketingBright

image: PMA Fresh Summit 2017Pictured Left to Right: Rocio Munoz (Sales), Matt Hiltner (Marketing), Ande Manos (Marketing), Jeff Lundberg (President), Carol Jensen

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image: Anthony marano tours Babe FarmsAnthony Marano Co. Tours Babé Farms

Our great customers Mark and Steve from Anthony Marano Company in Chicago paid us a visit during their visit to California. A. Marano is one of the largest food service distributors in the mid-west! We were happy to have the opportunity to educate them on the process behind the commodities they sell. A big thank you to Mark and Steve for fitting us in to your trip!


image: SB CASA FundraiserPictured Left to Right: Ron Labastida (Food Safety), Denice Labastida, Ramona Chavez (Sales)

SB CASA Fundraiser

This past weekend our very own Ramona Chavez and Ron & Denice Labastida attended the Santa barbara County CASA fundraiser dinner. The organization's mission is to:

"...assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system."

Click here to learn more!

Babé Farms was happy to donate veggies for this wonderful organization. The fine chefs at Testa Catering created a decadent cucumber salad featuring our wild arugula as well as a Moroccan-style Honey Cone Cabb-Wedge with chopped mushrooms and saffron rice, drizzled with tzatziki.


Turnip and Kale Gratin

image: Turnip and Kale GratinRecipe Here!


image: Best in season now

Best in season now!

We have a plentiful supply of the following items:
Fennel, Baby (24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Beets, Baby All Colors (24 ct.) - Great Availability!
Radicchio, (12 ct.) - Good Availability!
Squash, Baby (All Varieties) - Good Availability!
Cabbage, Honey Cone (16 ct.) - Good Availability!
Cabbage, Savoy (40 lb.) - Great Availability!
Frisée, Baby (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Frisée, Blonde (12 ct.) - Good Availability!
Organic Kale, Green & Lacinato - Good Availability!
Kohlrabi, Medium Green (12 ct.) - Great Availability!
Fennel, Large (12 & 24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Radish, Watermelon (10 & 25 lb.) - Good Availability!
Carrots, Baby Mixed (24 ct.) - Good Availability!
Celery Root (12 ct. & 25 lb. Sack) - Great Availability!
Parsley Root (12 ct.) - Excellent Availability!

Limited Items

Specialty Radishes - Some Varieties Limited
Watermelon Radish - Limited Availability
Tokyo Turnips - Limited Availability
Bok Choy - Limited Availability
Cabbage, Red - Limited Availability
Carrots, Baby French, Round, Purple & Yellow - Limited Availability
Romanesco, Baby and Large - Limited Availability
Kohlrabi, Medium Red - Limited Availability
Kohlrabi, Bulk Green (No Tops) - Limited Availability
Lettuce, Little Gem Green - Limited Availability
Chervil - Limited Availability

*Check with your Babé Farms sales representative for more information


image: CaliCabbage logo'image: CaliCabbage

Pick up your CaliCabbage grilling kit NOW at Costco in SLO! This will be the LAST time they will be available at Costco so be sure to get yours before they sell out! We'd like to thank everyone for the support and positive response on this unique local product. Now go out and #GetGrilling!

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: Sights From The FarmSights From The Farm

We recently filmed a new video showcasing a day on the farm. The video includes drone footage and a glimpse at how our commodities are harvested and packed. Shoutout to our friend Rene Vasquez (RV3 Productions) for the great footage! Watch the video here!


image: Chef's CornerChef's Corner

Say hello to our new chef-friends: Ricky and Matt from Six Test Kitchen in Arroyo Grande, CA. It is rare to find chefs with as much passion for produce as these guys (See Ricky's celery root tattoo). If you live on the Central Coast be sure to check out their unique dining experience!

Learn More Here!


image: Fennel-Brussels Sprout SaladBe sure to share this amazing recipe from our friends at Markon!

Fennel-Brussels Sprout Salad


2 fennel bulbs, shaved (reserve fronds)
1 pound Ready-Set-Serve Brussels Sprouts, shaved
1/2 C citrus vinaigrette
Edible flowers as garnish, if desired


Toss shaved fennel and sprouts with citrus vinaigrette. Arrange on large serving platter and garnish with fennel fronds and edible flowers. Serve.

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. Check out the Fall/Winter 2017 catalogue below!

View Our Digital Catalogue Here!