Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thank You!!!

As of July 30th, 2008, Foothill Produce will be under new ownership and we wish them success.

On behalf of Ken, Jane, wiL, and Stephanie, we would like to thank all of our customers for their patronage over the years. We will miss you all dearly and wish you the best. Hopefully the new owners of Foothill Produce will provide the same level of service and quality that you have come to know from us for the last 11 years.

Ken and Jane will be taking a long deserved vacation.

Please enjoy these photos of our last day at Foothill Produce.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Exotics... Part 2

Here we have one of our most popular items during the summer. Jumbo Donut Peaches! These beauties are a flattened variety of peaches also known as Saturn Peaches. They have a gorgeous white flesh just like normal white peaches but in a form that easily fills your mouth with sweet juicy meat every bite. They're also a great conversational starter every time you take it out for a snack.

Lychee nuts are available too right now! Underneath that rough rind exterior is a translucet sweet white meat. Beware squirts of juice have been known to shoot out when going in for a bite. These are best served chill on a summer evening.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


California Cherimoyas are in this week. The fruit is fleshy and soft, sweet, white in color, with a sherbet-like texture. In many opinions it has a flavor similar to a blend of banana, pineapple, and strawberry. Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men."

Rainier Cherries are also in. These are the pinnacle of cherry varieties. They are cultivated from a cross of Bing and Van varieties. Rainier cherries are known for their sweet creamy-yellow flesh.

Cactus Pears are one of the most unique fruits we carry. Thankfully their prickly bits have been removed and are ready to be eaten. A special fact about these fruits is that they contain a melody of medically relevant compounds that have been known for their health benefits.

Last but not least are the California Peaches. Although not exotic, they're a sweet staple of any summer fruit salad.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Other Than Produce...

Other than produce, we carry an assortment of dried, canned, and jarred goods. Some of the highlights of our non-produce items are:

Marinated Mushrooms in the jar. They come in multiple varieties: Shitake, Oyster, Straw, Namenko and Mixed. These are ready to eat and perfect as an instant side-dish.

Second are Sesame Snacks. These are healthy alternatives to the standard candy bar. Great on hikes and trips.

Asian sauces for marinades and dipping. Ask us for advice on Traditional Asian cuisine. We stock a wide variety of Asian goods.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Freshness of the Week

Californian Fuerte Avocados are in this week. Locally grown, these green and smooth skinned avocados are perfect for salads, sandwiches and guacamole.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Freshness of the Week

Pink Lady apples are in this week. These apples are a cross between Lady Williams and Golden Delicious apples giving them a blushed appearance. They take the best attributes of both varieties producing a crisp apple with a sweet-tart flavor.

We wanted to offer a friendly reminder to all of our customers that we carry fresh Basil by the bunch. Perfect for soups, stir-fry, deep-fry, and any other dish imaginable.

We're also carrying locally grown Heather, an excellent ornamental addition to any garden.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Strawberries are entering the peak of the season. We offer them by basket, half-case, and full-case. A truly healthy snack for any occasion, great for making jam, and the welcoming accent for any dessert dish. Don't forget, we also carry an assortment of whipped cream, strawberry glaze, shortcakes, and dipping chocolate.