Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Happy Hanukkah! Since tonight is the first night, and one of the classic dishes served throughout Hanukkah is potato latkes, I thought it was a great time to remind everyone to buy farm fresh potatoes.
Where to buy them? Your local farmers' market of course! And, my favorite farm that has yummy potatoes; Zuckerman Farms.
Roscoe Zuckerman farms 1,300 acres on Mandeville Island just outside Stockton. Zuckerman’s Farm was started in this location by his grandfather in the 1940’s.
His almost entirely organic peat soil is perfect for potatoes and he grows many varieties, year-round, most not found at your local grocery store. Some in vibrant colors of red and purple, and the ever popular Yukon Gold and fingerlings.
Some of the farmers' markets where you can find Zuckerman's include Torrance, Hollywood, Encino, and Pacific Palisades.
Check out their profile on this KQED site when they were chosen Farmers' Market Farm of the Month: http://www.kqed.org/topics/home/cooking/farmer-month-apr.jsp.