Ventura County Born and Raised

Photography By Carole Topalian | September 04, 2015
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Here’s a list of local ingredients that are in season this fall. You might find some surprises—the absence of foods you thought were in season that aren’t, at least not in our county. And the presence of items you didn’t know our county produced. Use this list as a resource to get to know your neighborhood ingredients.

Produce:
Apples
Asian greens
Beets
Bell peppers
Bok choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chard
Cherimoya
Chili pepper
Cilantro
Collard greens
Corn
Cucumber
Dandelion greens
Eggplant
Feijoa
Fennel
Figs
Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
Garlic
Green beans
Guava
Herbs
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lemons
Lettuce
Lima beans
Melon
Mushrooms (oyster, shiitake)
Onions
Oranges
Passion fruit
Pears
Persimmons
Pomegranates
Purslane
Quince
Radish
Rapini
Sapote
Shallot
Shell beans
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar snap peas
Summer squash
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Turnips
Winter squash

Products:
Beef
Eggs
Fish (swordfish, opah, bluefin, albacore)
Honey
Olive oil
Pork
Wines (made from local estate-grown grapes)

This list was compiled from interviews with local farmers and visits to farmers’ markets. We worked to make it as complete as possible and regret any omissions. (Please note: Some ingredients are more plentiful than others.)

Sources: McGrath Family Farm, Underwood Family Farms, Mud Creek Ranch, Petty Ranch, Rancho Del Pueblo, Earthrine Farms, F & F Farms, Fresh Fish Fanatics, Adaboy Acres

Article from Edible Ojai & Ventura County at http://edibleventuracounty.ediblecommunities.com/eat/ventura-county-born-and-raised
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