Location: Brentwood, CA
Arata Farms sells cherries, peaches, lemons, persimmons, and figs.
Their farm has been in operation for over 50 years. Arata's produce is also available at a farm stand on Walnut Boulevard in Brentwood which is open seven days a week.
In just a few short weeks, Thanksgiving will be upon us! If you’re looking for new, exciting recipes to wow your guests, look no further! We’ll be posting a series of Turkey Day recipes leading up to the big day, featuring all the delicious goodies you can find at MCM! Here’s a tasty desert that offers a burst of color while highlighting the fruits of the season. This recipe for pomegranate-poached pears is relatively easy to execute, looks impressive, and … →
Fall is on its way, and that means loads of delicious seasonal fruit will soon be available. First up are persimmons, available from Arata Farm and Twin Girls Farm. The fruit is edible and delicious in its firm state, but many believe that the best flavor is achieved when the fruit is able to rest a bit after harvest to develop a softer texture. Commercially, there are two main types of persimmons: astringent and non-astringent. Astringent persimmons contain very high levels of … →
Faithful fans of MCM will remember that we told you a while back that figs have two growing seasons each year. Well, the time has come to snatch up those little green baskets filled with pure joy and deliciousness for the second time this summer. Arata Farm has them at the moment, and they are plump, ripe, and full of flavor. If you’ve never tried a fig before, be sure to come on down and give ‘em a whirl. They taste … →
Arata Farms have brought us this year’s first crop of Mission Figs! Mission figs were originally brought to the west coast of the US by Spanish missionaries, hence their name. Though far from their native home in the Middle East, the delicious flavor of these treats has not been compromised one bit! Surprisingly, figs are not actually a fruit but rather the infructescence or scion of the tree, where the flowers and seeds are borne. Mission figs are ripe when they turn dark purple … →