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Our best wishes…

December 24, 2018

blood oranges

We wanted to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

There will not be a market this Wednesday or next at Uptown, but both our Saturday markets in Scottsdale and at Uptown will still be open throughout the holidays.

We want to thank everyone who comes to our markets for their continued support year after year.  It is our joy to get to bring the farm to you each week.  We thank you and wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

The McClendon Family

Tomorrow at our Saturday markets…

December 21, 2018

Meyer Lemons

McClendon’s Select will be stocked and ready for you at both of our Saturday markets.  With only a few days left until Christmas, make sure you put the farmers’ market on your list.  We will have plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables for your holiday entertaining, plus nuts, dates, honey for any baking.

We will see you tomorrow in Scottsdale or at Uptown!

McClendon’s Select

Graffiti Cauliflower…

December 18, 2018

Graffiti

Graffiti Cauliflower has a brilliant purple color that turns a little lighter when cooked.  It is truly one of the prettier things we grow.  The colorful florets can be prepared just as you would any other variety of cauliflower, but the stand out color would really look beautiful cut up raw to serve with dip when having guests over.  Come pick up some tomorrow at the Uptown Wednesday market.

See you tomorrow at the market!

Navel Oranges…

December 11, 2018

NavelorangesTomorrow at the Uptown Wednesday market we are bringing our organic Navel Oranges.

Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of citrus season, specifically the return of Arizona grown navel oranges. Navels are large, seedless, sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments separate easily, which make these the perfect citrus snack. Navels gets their name from the “bellybutton” or the under developed fruit protruding at the blossom end of the orange—which resembles a human navel. Although there are several navel varieties out there, the Washington and Cara Cara are the most common. A Cara Cara navel is a red-fleshed navel that is a cross between a Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel.

The navel originated from a single tree that was planted in Brazil in 1820. A mutation in the tree caused two oranges to be produced into a single piece of fruit.  The navel first made its break onto the California scene in the late 1800’s, with cuttings brought to Arizona in the early 1900’s.  We are excited to have these back in season and will have them at the markets this week.

See you tomorrow!

 

Rio Red Grapefruit…

December 7, 2018

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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