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Rio Red Grapefruit…

December 7, 2018

RioRedGrapefruit

Citrus season is always a favorite in my house.  Our beautiful organic Rio Red Grapefruit will be at the Old Town Scottsdale farmers’ market tomorrow.  Grapefruit has so many options beyond breakfast or juiced.  I use it often in marinades for chicken or pork, and in vinaigrette.  Our grapefruit has such a great tangy flavor that it works well in any number of dishes (or cocktails!)  Try it broiled with a little honey and mint too!

See you tomorrow at the markets!

Tomorrow at the Uptown Market…

December 4, 2018

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Our organic Cheddar Cauliflower is now being harvested.  These have a beautiful color and flavor and are always a crowd pleaser.  We will have these with us tomorrow at the Uptown market and so much more, along with Noble Bread and their beautiful assortment of breads.

See you tomorrow!

Tomorrow in Scottsdale…

November 30, 2018

broccolini.jpgThis beautiful organic Broccolini will be available at the Old Town Scottsdale Market this Saturday morning.  Quick to prepare and full of flavor, broccolini is the perfect side for any number of dishes.

SPECIAL NOTE:  We will be at the Old Town Scottsdale Market tomorrow; however, the Uptown Saturday market is canceled this weekend due to the APS light parade staging taking place in the parking lot at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

We invite our Uptown customers to come to our Scottsdale market in Old Town Scottsdale at First Street and Brown for all of their organic produce and Noble breads.  We will be bringing a bigger assortment to Scottsdale to accommodate customers from both of our Saturday markets.

See you tomorrow in Scottsdale!

McClendon’s Select

 

Artisan Romaine…

November 27, 2018

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Tomorrow at the Uptown Wednesday farmers market we will be bringing plenty of our just harvested organic Artisan Romaine.  Our romaine, and all of our lettuce varieties, were not in any way involved with the CDC warning that came out last week.  All Arizona grown Romaine has been cleared by the CDC as safe to harvest and eat.  While this doesn’t get as widely broadcast and reported as when there is a warning, you may read about it here on a linked article from The Produce News.

We can assure you that our McClendon’s Select greens are grown, harvested and packaged with the strictest of food safety compliance.  If you ever have a question about how we grow, pick or wash our produce, please feel free to contact us or talk to Bob at one of the markets.  We want you to feel confident always in our produce.

 

Tomorrow’s markets…

November 23, 2018

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Have a great weekend!

We hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  In order to give our employees some much needed time with their own families this holiday weekend, McClendon’s Select will NOT be a the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ market tomorrow.

We will still be at the Uptown Saturday market on Central and Bethany Home Road tomorrow morning and hope to see you there.  We will return to our normal market schedule next week.

Uptown tomorrow…

November 20, 2018

cranberries

Tomorrow McClendon’s Select will be at the Uptown Wednesday market bright and early and stocked with everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast (minus the turkey)!  This is always the busiest, and I think, the most fun market of the year.   Noble Bread will be with us with a great selection of breads for your Thanksgiving Day dinner, including their wonderful buttermilk dinner rolls.

Below is the cranberry recipe I make every year.  We can’t wait to hear what all of you are preparing.  We are always thankful for the wonderful customers who have supported us over the years.  You make what we do possible.  We love working with you and hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Sauce

1 lb organic cranberries
Zest two organic Mandarin oranges
Juice five organic Mandarin oranges
Zest an organic Meyer lemon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

Add all to a sauce pan and cook over medium to medium-high heat for 15 or 20 minutes.  You will hear the cranberries start to pop, which is normal.  Stir occasionally.  Remove from heat and allow to cool fully before serving or refrigerating.  It will thicken when refrigerated.

In Scottsdale tomorrow…

November 16, 2018

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As it is the Saturday before Thanksgiving tomorrow, we will be bringing these beautiful herb bundles for your holiday cooking to the Old Town Scottsdale market.  These have been a hit in years past.  They have organic rosemary, thyme, sage all together, more than enough for one turkey.

We will also have all of your Thanksgiving essentials on hand including yams, French green beans, pecans, quince, potatoes, salad greens, Medjool dates and Meyer Lemons.  And of course, there will be plenty of organic cranberries.  Come early, as this is always a busy market for us!

See you tomorrow!