Yerena Farms | Mission Community Market

Yerena Farms

Location: Royal Oaks, CA

http://www.homecook.me/Yerenafarms or http://cuesa.org/farm/yerena-farms

Yerena Farms covers 22 acres in Royal Oaks, CA, about 100 miles from downtown San Francisco. A family operation, Yerena is run by brothers Apolinar and Gilberto Yerena, along with six full-time employees and help from their sister, Berta, and other brother, Guillermo. Presently, 10 of their acres are certified organic by Monterey County, with the remaining 12 in transition.

Yerena Farms grows squash blossoms, squash, jacon, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries, and blackberries.

Mercado Kitchen: California Marinated Artichokes

Spring weather is here which means it’s time to drag out that barbecue, wipe it off, and heat it up! At MCM you can now find Blue House Farm, Tomatero Farm, and Zuckerman’s Farm offering an array of seasonal, local veggies perfect for grilling. Although you can roast almost any vegetable, this week’s recipe highlights the flowering artichoke drenched in healthy oils and grilled (or roasted in the oven) to a crisp, hearty perfection. You probably have a bottle of olive oil …

Mercado Kitchen: Southern Cabbage Recipe

Mission Community Market is pleased to welcome back Tomatero Farm to market Thursdays! This week we have highlighted a good ol’ head of cabbage.. To some, one of the most confusing vegetables to prepare. Does one steam, boil, sauté, or bake this round, green beauty? This week’s recipe guides you in the southern style of preparing a cabbage. This quick, easy, and delicious technique will highlight the flavor and texture of this mysterious veggie. To accompany the deep flavor of …

Mercado Kitchen: Sugar Snap Pea Soup

This past week Blue House Farm brought MCM a lovely spring treat: Sugar Snap Peas! These peas traditionally are eaten raw, in a salad, sautéed, or steamed.  But why not warm your hands over a simmering pot of soup during the rainy days upon us? The warmth of the soup, the subtle flavors, the deep hearty broth with a touch of velvety coconut all combine to make a wonderful afternoon meal! Come by the market 4-8pm this week to pick up some …

Mercado Kitchen: Caramelized Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto

Delicious carrots are in season at the market! Celebrate the tasty root vegetable by making this sweet, creamy carrot soup. And don’t throw away the green, leafy carrot tops – you can use those to make fresh pesto that tastes great drizzled over the carrot soup. Pick up a bunch of carrots from Blue House Farm this week at the market and try it out! Carrot flavor really shines in this soup made with both carrots and carrot juice. The …