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Graffiti Cauliflower…

December 18, 2018


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


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


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


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


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.