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.

Freshness of the Week

Fresh Chilean Muscat Grapes are in! These hard to find delights are a wonderful snack or after dinner dessert.

We're proud to announce that we are carrying ORGANIC Bananas from Ecuador. An excellent alternative for our health conscious customers.

Also new this week are Braeburn Apples, first of the season. These red/orange firm apples are known for their unique combination of sweetness and tartness. They are available from now till October.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sweetness of the Week

Organic California Champagne Grapes are in this week, first of the season. These are one of the sweetest varieties of grapes and will make an excellent snack for any occasion. Look for them at front and center of our store.

Flowery Flowerness!

Add some flowery colorfulness to your Easter Holiday or New Years with fresh cut flowers and locally grown potted plants. Here's a gander at our selection.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mango Mango!!

New This Week:

First of the season, Manila Mangoes. One of the sweetest varieties of mangoes.

Organic Kent Mangoes, produce of Peru.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Awesomeness of the Week

Special: Asparagus $1.99/lb. Pick up a bunch while they last!

Special: Driscoll's Chilean Blueberries. Net Wt. 4.4 oz. $1.50.

New this Week: Sugar Plums, first of the season from Chile. Succulently sweet golden flesh wrapped in a non-bitter skin. Guaranteed rush of nature's second honey with every bite. Grab a sweet handful today.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Awesomeness of the Week

Cherries Cherries Cherries!

Satisfy your cherry desires with a bagful of these unbelievable flavorful and sweet cherries imported form Chile.

Dried Persimmons!

Did you miss out on this year's incredible persimmon seasons? No fear, stock up on their dried counterparts. Perfect snack for lunch, at work, or on a hike. Product of USA.

Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Grab a bottle of this old time standard. Leaving little bits of olive flesh in the oil produces an amazing flavor, perfect for dipping and cooking.

100% Orange Juice

In this day and age of concentrates and commercialized orange juice, it’s difficult to recognize what juice really is. Unknown to many consumers, most juice from concentrate is made out of cheaper low-grade foreign oranges from China and Brazil. On top of that, many companies rely on preservatives and chemicals to keep extend their juices shelf lives.

At Foothill Produce, we strive to keep juice simple.

What makes our juice so special?

-Our 100% Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice is squeezed and bottled daily.

-No preservatives or chemicals.

-Each bottle is guaranteed fresh.

-We hand inspect every orange that goes into our juicer to ensure that every bottle is perfect.

-We use top-grade oranges from California and Texas in our juice. California navels for its sweetness; Texas oranges for their rich body and orange tanginess.

-We custom blend different varieties of oranges to get the best body and flavor throughout the seasons.

-Approximately 30 oranges go into each of our half-gallon bottles, definitely no watering down like the other brands.

Try out a bottle of sunshine today!

Comes in 3 convenient sizes 12oz, 32oz, and 64oz.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Can Brussels Sprouts Be Fun!?


I know, I know, "Brussels Sprouts" does not conjure up very fond memories. It might actually bring back some traumatizing childhood memories of your parents forcing you to eat them. Hopefully we can change all that.

Boiling has been done, so let's try toasting them.

What you'll need:
-1.5 lbs of Brussels Sprouts
-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
-1/2 teaspon of Salt (Kosher Salt)
-1/2 teaspoons of Ground Black Pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel off any yellow leaves, then trim and wash the Brussels Sprouts. Halve sprouts for faster cooking and presentation. Combine the above items in a zip-lock gallon bag and shake till even coverage. Spread over aluminum foiled baking sheet and toast for 15-20 minutes. Check every 7 minutes and shake sheet to brown evenly. Remove when browned to your desire and serve immediately.

Hopefully this recipe will change your mind about our not so favored little green friends.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Celebrating 10 Years!

Foothill Produce is located at 2310 Homestead Rd. Ste. D Los Altos, CA 94024.

It is a mom and pop produce market offering the freshest in fruits and vegetables to residents of Los Altos/Cupertino area for over 10 years.

To commemorate this achievement we have launched this blog.

It will serve to inform our customers about the produce they buy and share Ken's expertise as a produce manager.

Please check back regularly as we will be posting our tips, recipes, and insight on how to get the best out of your produce.

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