Our Produce section changes with every season. New produce items are on the shelves on a regular basis!
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Willits, CA 95490
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SPRING INTO SUMMER
BY MARY ANNE
Compensating for aching
muscles, stretched and torqued by springtime projects, we make our way towards
summer. Before we know it, the produce department will say farewell to winter
fare and welcome in the summer fruits. Already we have early California peaches,
and melons from Mexico which will only improve as the days lengthen. Come May
and June more peaches will arrive on the scene, as well as California grapes,
nectarines, apricots, raspberries, and cherries. The strawberry season has been
a little disappointing this year with prices high and quality not always at its
best. This could change as the weather dries and production may accelerate. Try
the Formosa papaya from Mexico if you have not already. It is superb and very
different in flavor from the Hawaiian variety which we usually see. Blueberries
have been all over the map, sometimes hard to come by, but the Driscoll berries
are getting top marks for flavor.
Potatoes are scarce until
the new crop is dug, and carrots have been hard to come by again, as problems
in the field and huge demand have caused the harvests to be inadequate.
Hopefully, this will improve as summer approaches. On the up side, the sugar
snap peas have been lush, the greens beautiful and the broccoli and cauliflower
springtime delicious. Notice that citrus such as cara caras, navels, and
tangerines will be fading out. Valencia oranges get our full attention in the
summer months. Limes replace lemons as the cheaper option. Apples and pears
will continue to come from South America until July when our season starts.
Your best bet for tomato flavor is still the red grape style tomato from
Mexico. California avocados are at their peak and outstandingly delicious. And,
those micro-greens make a unique and sprightly addition to your salad. Get your
final fill of asparagus; the seasonís end is in sight.
Visit our Mariposa Market Coffee Bar and Deli where you can enjoy a variety of treats to make your day happier & healthier.
Mariposa Market has an extensive Wine and Beer selection to enhance your table.
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