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Fiddlehead Ferns

Availability: March - April

These young fern shoots are gathered when they are still curled and only about 4 to 6 inches high. Their unique flavor, prized by chefs, is a cross between asparagus, green bean and mushroom.
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Availability: March - April, September -December

About the size of an apricot and fragile, the Loquat, has a creamy-orange almost golden thin downy skin that bruises easily. The flesh is tender and juicy with a delectable crisp-firm texture.
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Squash Blossoms (with Baby Zucchini)

Availability: April - November

Squash Blossoms with baby zucchini are edible raw in salads or they can be stuffed. These delicacies are extremely perishable with a shelf life of no more than two days.
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Market  Update 5/2/16

It's pie time!


Passion Fruit
Eight Ball Squash

The Melissa's Food Service Team sources the finest fresh ingredients available from around the world and the U.S., including  several local farmers' markets in the Southern California area.

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May 02, FOOD NETWORK looking for CHEFS to compete on CHOPPED -- apply HERE
Seeking dynamic, outgoing, experienced chefs ...
May 01, Nation's Restaurant News
Food service industry national news.

May 08 LIVE radio: Chef Jamie Gwen discusses Melissa's Farm Fresh Produce Pick of the Week!



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