January 18, 2011 - 4:03pm
Orange You Glad?
Our latest addition to the certified farmers market at North Park is Lone Oak Ranch, bringing crispy Asian pears, giant Pommelos, Satsuma mandarins and other juicy citrus right now; they’re also pretty well known to local chefs for bringing some of the state’s best stone fruit in the summer months.Please stop by and welcome them and their fruit to the neighborhood.
Speaking of citrus…
Since citrus fruits and juices are so refreshing, many people think of them as summer fruits, but in California citrus thrives in winter. Right now some of the very best and ripest fruits are available from R&L, Smit and Lone Oak, including navel, Valencia and Cara Cara oranges, Oro Blanco grapefruit, tangelos and tangerines. Ruby Red grapefruit and blood oranges may be here as soon as this Thursday. Toss citrus sections with your favorite greens and sliced red onion from Suzie’s or J.R. Organics for a simple salad, or add a piece of grilled fish from Poppa’s or pork loin from Da Le Ranch to make a great dinner.