Every Saturday morning, Suzie's Farm workers set up a stand at the Poway Farmers Market. Meghann Welsh works most weekends as the representative vendor of Suzie's Farm, an organic produce ranch from Imperial Beach.
Welsh— who is now selling the fall selection of roots, squash, and bulbs, said the company offers, “a good variety of fall foods.”
"In San Diego you have the benefit of growing many options year round," she said. "I'm from the Bay Area where melon and winter squash, as well as tomatoes aren’t grown all year round.”
That’s the great thing about San Diego—the weather. The benefit just happens to be an opulent Farmers Market, too, offering the best of seasonal vegetation regardless of the actual season.
Welsh recommends this section for any type of salad, sandwich, or garnish needed or desired. She notes the onion sprouts are a unique and “really flavorful green that’s potent.”
The sprouts and micro-greens also include pepita or pumpkin seeds, sunflower greens, pea shoots, a rainbow mix, cilantro sprouts, celery sprouts, arugula, a constellation mix, and edible flowers.
Suzie's Farm also carries a unique blend of tomatoes. They offer blush, heirloom, and Sanarano, also known as the “Italian” tomato.
Peppers include anchos, red ruffle pimiento, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, cayenne, golden treasure peppers, and hot portugal peppers. Stuffing these pepper types as chile rellenos, with rice and cheese, or any of your favorites is recommended as a recipe option by Suzie's Farm.
Other fresh produce includes lettuce like butter and romaine, summer squash, zucchini, carrots, shelling and string beans, eggplant, broccoli, radishes, onions, and herbs like sage, thyme, rosemary, basil, lemon basil, dill, parsley, mint and fennel.
For more information about Suzie’s Farm, call 619-662-1780.