PRODUCE OF THE MONTH
Welcome to our Produce of the Month program!
POTM items can be added to your regular order to try something new and exciting or be used to do a tasting that will engage your students and school community. Experience local and unique fruits and vegetables whenever you want. Some produce options may also be suitable for Harvest of the Month (HOTM) or California Thursday programs.
Each month we feature one locally-grown and one unique fruit or vegetable for you to choose from. Many items are just wash-and-eat, a few require minor preparation. Check out our Produce Calendar to see what’s available.
Something new or unique may catch your eye or you can purchase local and support one of our California farms, point of origin is listed for all items. Contact us to order.
How it Works
Nutrition Education Materials
We provide complimentary nutrition education materials for your Produce of the Month selections, including:
- Produce information cards
- Farm website (when available)
- Origin information
- How to conduct a fruit/veggie tasting
2021-2022 PRODUCE CALENDAR
Brandt family farms has been growing delicious fruit for three generations.
Also known an Mountain Gooseberries, the Pichuberry tastes like a sweet cherry tomato
The Lundberg family grows delicious specialty produce on the central coast of California.
Finger Limes can be squeezed to release their lime “caviar,” an unusual and tasty citrus treat.
Javier Zamora and his family take special care with all the organic produce on their farm in Monterey County.
Mandarinquats are a cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat.
Page Mandarins are a juicy cross between a Clementine and a Minneola Tangelo.
Sweet limes are sweet with low acid and can be eaten sliced or juiced.
West Pak Avocado has been family-owned and operated simce 1992.
Starfruit is a sweet and sour citrus treat with edible skin.
Farmer Juan Cisneros is famous for his chile peppers and strawberries.
New Zealand or CA
Passionfruit is ripe when it is wrinkled. The sweet tart insides can be eaten with a spoon.
Farmer Greg Willems has been growing blueberries in the San Joaquin Valley since 1999.
Dragonfruit is a sweet and mild cactus fruit with edible seeds similar to a kiwi.
Five generations of the Jackson family have grown stone fruit and apples in the central valley.
Lychee has white flesh with a sweet floral taste under its rough red skin. Peel the skin with your fingers and discard the pit.
Watermelon are a great way to quench your thirst and get your nutrients.
The Verry Cherry Plum has the size of a big cherry and the flavor of a sweet plum.
Blake Carlson’s sweet yellow nectatarines are simply the best you will ever taste.
Cotton Candy Grapes
Cotton Candy Grapes are so sweet you will think they are candy.
Mountain Bartlett Pear
Bartlett pears are sweet and the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Kiwiberries have smooth, not fuzzy, skin and a sweet-tart taste. You can eat them whole.
Beni Shogun Fuji Apple
Certified-organic Cuyama Orchards is run by the Albano family and grows more than a dozen heritage apples
Originating in southeast Asia, Rambutan grow abundantly in southern Mexico and parts of Guatemala