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Sweet potatoes

October marks the beginning of the season for sweet potatoes. With this cloudy, rainy weather, it's a perfect time to experiment with this delicious fall treat. The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a vining plant with sweet, starchy tubers that are a staple in many...

Arugula

Arugula, Eruca sativa, is a leafy green in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family that has become popular in the United States only in the past few decades. Arugula is native to the Mediterranean and has been grown as an edible plant since the Roman times. Arugula has many...

In Season: September

Here is a list of what you'll find at the market this month: apples arugula Asian pears basil beets (red, orange and chioggia) black eyed peas broccolini cabbage (green, purple and napa) carrots (orange and rainbow) chives cilantro collard greens corn cucumbers...

Peppers

Pepper season is just beginning here in the Prescott area. Chiles, chili peppers, peppers, bell peppers—no matter the name, they are all fruit from plants of the same Genus: Capsicum. Capsicums are native to the Americas and are extremely popular worldwide in cuisine....

In Season: August

It's a bountiful and challenging time for our farmers. While harvest is in full swing, grasshoppers and other pests are also enjoying the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here is a list of what you'll find at the market this month: apples arugula basil beets...

Zucchini

One of summer’s prime crops is available in abundance. Zucchini, (Cucurbita pepo) a summer squash, can be found in grocery stores, gardens, at roadside stands and farmers markets. In the kitchen, zucchini is treated as a vegetable, but botanically, zucchini and its...

In Season: July

We're entering the prime time at the farmers market this month. Summer crops are finally available--eggplant, tomatoes, and summer squash, and by the beginning of August chiles and corn will join the list. We're also fortunate to have had a good year for fruit! Stone...

In Season: June

We're entering a bountiful (and hot!) season here in Yavapai County. Our farmers in the Verde Valley have a head start on those here in the Quad-cities which means a wider variety of summer crops. Below are the fruits and vegetables you will find at the farmers...

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, Brassica oleracea, is an alien-looking vegetable. Also known as “cabbage turnip” from the German words Kohl meaning cabbage and Rabi meaning turnip, kohlrabi is a botanical variety of cabbage that was bred to have a bulbous stem. At first glance, it appears...

Summer Slaw

Last week we were fortunate to have colleagues from Yavapai County Community Health Services whip up a healthy delicious slaw for market-goers. It was a hit with many people stopping by for a second taste. Each taster was given one ticket to vote: love it, like it or...

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