I found a fantastic column from writer Carol Golden in San Diego Magazine. “At the Market – what to watch for this month:”
March is a transitional month, like pubescence for produce. We’re tired of root veg, but strawberries haven’t come of age. Thanks be to peas—the hint of light, sweet green we crave as days grow warmer. Eat whole sugar snaps raw, chop into salad, or lightly steam. For English peas, channel your inner grandma and sit with a bowl to shell them. Add the peas and a little water to a skillet, cook until the water evaporates. Or live dangerously with a knob of butter and sea salt. Sauté briefly, eat, and smile. Spring is almost here.
Keep reading for a CSA from Poppa’s Fresh Fish company – $25 for a box (25% off retail) of local fish, mixed fish, shelled fish, or simply wild salmon.
And, Claravale Farm is bringing their raw milk to the dairy desert of Southern California. Did you know that it is near impossible to find milk, cheese, ice cream, or butter at farmers markets in Orange County and San Diego?
Well the milk man is back, at least at one farmers market in San Diego!