About Karen Beverlin, The Produce Hunter

Karen Beverlin, The Produce Hunter

Karen Beverlin is the Vice President of Specialty Sales for The Produce Hunter. The Produce Hunter curates the Farmers’ Markets, and works with small, local family farmers committed to sustainable agriculture, responsible production, and propagation and promotion of fruit and vegetables with exceptional flavor. Follow her as she finds the best of the Santa Monica Farmers Market every week with on Instagram (@fpproducehunter).

Give Peas a Chance

Give peas a chance, but if you include them in guacamole, people have opinions about that. Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for English (or garden) peas to grace your menus. You can serve them raw, but they also cook perfectly in just a couple of minutes. Take advantage of the herbaceous and…

Bananas for So Cal Bananas!

So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in…

Apples, Granny Smith

The Granny Smith is a chance seedling originating in Australia in 1868 and named after Maria Ann (Granny) Smith. The Granny Smith apple is tangy and tart. This is THE baking apple of choice as it has a deep dense texture that allows for longer cooking. It is a great choice for pies and cobblers…

Apples, Honeycrisp ™

Sweet, juicy. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Jonagold

Pleasant, mildly tangy. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California,…

Apples, McIntosh

Juicy, tart. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Pink Lady ™

Unique, tart-sweet. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Apples, Red Delicious

Aromatic, sweet. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho,…

Artichoke, Globe

Cynara scolymus L., the globe artichoke, is a perennial of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family. The artichoke is a member of the thistle family; the edible part is the plant is a flower bud. Grown by Thomas Jefferson in Monticello in 1770, he used “artichoke” as a keyword in his cipher (coded messages) to protect prying…

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