Here are some of the fun ingredients out there, so talk with your vendors and farmers to see what produce is available in your area.
Summer ingredients are pretty much done and the fall ingredients have arrived. The autumn ingredients we are seeing include Green Bean, Haricot Vert, Romano Bean, Yellow Wax Bean, and shelling beans. The fall mushrooms are beginning like Butter Boletus, Chanterelle Mushroom, Lobster Mushroom, Porcini Mushroom, Black Truffle and White Truffle. On the fruit front, Pomegranate and Persimmon are here with more and more apple and pear varieties showing up. Citrus is trickling in and Cranberries are coming.
Here are items we’ve found recently from farmers, farmers markets, and specialty vendors in Northern California:
Fresh Flageolet Bean, Fresh Rattlesnake Shelling Bean, African Eggplant, Wing Bean, Galeux D’Eysines Squash, Piracicaba Broccoli
Greens, Herbs, And Flowers
Taro Leaf, Mustard Frill, Lime Basil, Grape Leaf, Mexican Mint Marigold
Fruit & Nut
Water Caltrop, York Imperial Apple, Hawaiian Apple, Winesap Apple, Mutsu Apple, Northern Spy Apple