Saturday, February 2, 2008
Sweet Tree Farm
For my first report, I decided to feature the lovely and delicious fruit from Sweet Tree Farm. On this cloudy, chilly day, the sunny citrus on hand was a definite pick-me-up. Their always generous supply of samples, well-edited offerings, and incredibly helpful and friendly staff make this one of my favorite booths at the farmer's market. This time of year, they offered up overflowing bushels of just-off-the-tree citrus, such as Oro Blancos, Mandarines, Blood Oranges, Navels and more.
Run by the informative and friendly Annie, this farm is located not far from Fresno, but they plan to open a location around L.A. soon to better serve the area. Annie also informed me that they will launch a website soon -- I'll be sure to post the link as soon as it's up. But back to the amazing fruit. . . . Their sweet, firm, and juicy produce is a year-round favorite of mine. Right now, I am especially in love with their Oro Blancos, which have been so delicious: I love how the sugary sweet flesh contrasts with the slight bitterness of the pith. They are a perfect alternative or complement to sliced oranges at a soccer game or whenever you've worked up a sweat. You should definitely give them a try if you haven't already! Those of you planning to head over next week, don't worry, Annie predicts more of the same beautiful fruit.
So get on over there and enjoy!