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:: winter + early spring menu planning guide ®


Petite

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cherry bomb, french breakfast + white french breakfast

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midnight spice[NEW]

candy stripe beet

red velvet coleus[NEW]

signature valentine’s

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pink-tipped parsley[NEW]

midas touch[NEW]

cupid’s arrow[NEW]

watermelon radish

pink pearl sedum [NEW]

tropical spinach

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signature micros

1. all night blend™ a blend of our specially grown items: autumn fire™, beet of the night™, magenta lace™ and nite lite™; a nice way to add vibrant color with subtle flavor 2. arugula green, heart shaped leaves are packed with a peppery and mildly bitter flavor 3. bulls blood beautifully tinted red leaves and stems have an intense sweet beet flavor 4. burgundy amaranth sometimes referred to as chinese spinach; this micro has bold burgundy leaves and stems with mild flavor 5. carrot top delicate leaves with a floral and earthy flavor leave a tingly sensation on the palate 6. cilantro distinct pungent earthy flavor best described as a combination of lemon and sage 7. cutting celery an old heirloom variety that produces tiny serrated green leaves with a distinct celery flavor 8. lemon grass grass-like in appearance with a clean, refreshing lemon flavor 9. mache a spinach-like green with a mild, almost nutty flavor that adds a nice texture to salads 10. millennium blend™ a vibrant mix of reds including bright lights, bulls blood, burgundy amaranth, opal basil, purple kohlrabi, red ace cabbage, red orach and ruby queen 11. thyme sharp, savory and pungent flavor pairs perfectly with tomatoes, beans and potatoes 12. white celery an old heirloom variety that produces tiny serrated green leaves with white stems and a distinct celery flavor

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pictured::popcorn shoots - beautiful deep yellow stems have a distinctive corn flavor followed by an intense sweetness

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signature micros

1. anise hyssop feathery velvet-like leaves have a sweet and clean flavor with a licorice finish 2. basil sampler contains the best micro basils of the day that incorporates strong to mild basil and citrus flavors 3. chives [memo pictured] grass-like micro with attached black seeds have a mild onion-like flavor with a hint of garlic 4. cress blend a best of the day mix including curly cress, mustard cress, upland cress and watercress 5. fennel [green pictured [bronze also available] soft, crunchy texture with a sweet anise flavor 6. mint sampler contains garden mint, greek mint, mountain mint, penny royal, peppermint and spearmint to create an intense mint flavor 7. mixed shiso [red pictured] red shiso has an anise flavor and is slightly less spicy then the green shiso which tastes more like cinnamon 8. opal basil soft purple leaves have a subtle basil-clove flavor 9. pea tendrils [green + gold available] mild, earthy, pea-in-the-pod flavor, the yellow tendrils are sweeter than the green tendrils 10. red mustard spicy mustard flavor with a peppery finish 11. sea spears succulent and crunchy when raw with a salty-cucumber flavor on the palate 12. tarragon delicate, light-green leaves have a strong black licorice flavor

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pictured::lettuce - a mix of tender leaves with a light nutty and earthy flavor


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signature micros 1. autumn fire™ soft and tender body with a mild, sweet earthy flavor

2. chervil this member of the carrot family looks similar to carrot tops and parsley but has the flavor and aroma of anise 3. citrus blend contains lemon balm, lemon basil, lemon grass and, when available, citrus marigolds 4. lemon balm a versatile micro with a citrusy aroma and scent 5. magenta lace ÂŽ a spinach-like green with a milder, almost nutty flavor that adds nice texture 6. parsley a versatile member of the carrot family with a refreshing parsley flavor 7. rainbow spinach beautiful hues of magenta, green and yellow with delicate spinach-like flavors 8. red ace cabbage intense cabbage flavor with a spicy heat 9. red ribbon sorrel tart, yet sweet flavor with a crunchy texture 10. sea cress thin, succulent leaves join together at a light pink stem with a smooth, slightly salty flavor 11. spinach long slender leaves slightly curl under at the tip and have a full nutty flavor 12. wasabi mustard tiny heart-shaped leaves have a strong, peppery flavor similar to wasabi root; also available in petite with a frilled leaf

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pictured::parsnips - this delicate micro has notes of carrot, herbal and honey

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Red Ribbon ®

SORREL 50 count package[petite pictured]

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Chef Julio Delgado: Banquet Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Atlanta, GA The plates below are from a Five Diamond dinner prepared by Chef Julio and his team in honor of 25 years of Five Diamonds. www.ritzcarlton.com

Trio of Foie Gras Components: Foie gras s’more, Amaretto Foie Gras Mousse Cornet with Amaretto Agar and Rhubarb Foie Blond with Rhubarb Aspic and Micro Red Ribbon Sorrel

Tuna Components: Soy Jerky Tuna with Candy Orange Pickled Ginger Aioli and Micro Cilantro

Scallops Components: “Coquilles ST Jacques” Seared Scallops with St. Jacques Hot Spheres, Wild Mushrooms and Micro Celery

Lamb Components: Cassoulet 2010 Sous Vide Lamb Loin with White Bean Blini, Lamb Rillete, Roasted Garlic Gel, Fennel Foam, Bean Jus and Petite Swiss Card

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signature petites 1. asparagus [white] white asparagus tends to have a milder flavor than green asparagus 2. bowtie arugula spicy, peppery and slightly pungent 3. carrots the petite carrot varieties available are dragon, red, white and yellow 4. cruciferous blend this healthy blend includes broccoli, collards, kales and purple kohlrabi 5. chinese toon the uniquely shaped leaves have a strong nutty-onion flavor 6. citrus coriander blooms sweet coriander flavor with a subtle lemon undertone

7. crystal lettuce quartet a salty and succulent blend of daggered crystal lettuce, emerald crystal lettuce, ruby crystal lettuce and verde crystal lettuce 8. cuke with bloom [also available demi cukes-3-3½” long without bloom] these 1-1¼” miniature cucumbers have a refreshing cucumber flavor with a nutty and buttery bloom 9. green table banquet blend classic blend with red ace cabbage, green sorrel, burgundy amaranth, red orach and red ribbon sorrel 10. new zealand spinach succulent leaves have a sweet spinach flavor with a nutty and buttery finish 11. salad sensation ® best of the day from our micro greenhouse does not include any prominent herb notes such as basils, cresses or cilantro 12. white turnip grown to approximately 8” with tops and ½”x ½” bulb, our petite turnips have a creamy, sweet cabbage-mustard flavor

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pictured::lucky sorrel - green three-leaf clovers are very tart, similar to our red ribbon sorrel

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Spicy Asian Lettuces

Components: Spicy Asian Lettuces [mixed petite mustards + greens], Treviso, Lucques Olives, Cranberry and Mahon Ranch

petite mixed mustard

Chef Daniel Zeal: Executive Sous Chef at Georgian Room The Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, GA www.seaisland.com

micro green basil

Diver Scallops

Components: Diver Scallops, Hearts of Palm, Preserved Lemon, Pickled Peppers and Micro Basil

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Experience the unique flavor, aroma and texture of each component in our blends, use them individually or together F L A V O R Receive 6 different products with 6 distinct flavors V A L U E Available at a significant discount compared to purchasing these products separately. 100% usable call your product specialist at 800.289.4644

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signature veg, flowers + full-size herbs

1. beets seven beet varieties available: bulls blood, candy stripe, champagne, gold, red, red cylinder and white 2. carrots [no tops] six carrot varieties available: cobalt, dragon, orange long, orange round, white and yellow 3. cauliflower five cauliflower varieties available: alverdale, orange, purple, romanesco and white 4. lettuce [mixed] best of the day mix of our lettuces could include varieties of bibb, crisphead, romaine and leaf 5. “e” potatoes our smallest potatoes with a size of ¾”- 1¼”; the mix could include: adirondack blue, adirondack red, french fingerling, la rotte, peanut, purple fingerling, red thumb and russian banana 6. ice spinach nutty, buttery and sweet flavor with a texture you can taste 7. chocolate mint strong flavor of mint with a hint of chocolate; also available apple, english, nepitella, orange and pineapple 8. garlic root intense garlic flavor with a spicy finish 9. lemon verbena fresh, sweet lemon flavor and aroma without the sourness 10. mixed flowers best of the day may include: citrus marigolds, dianthus, nasturtiums, nasturtium leaves, johnny jump ups, snapdragons, pansies, violas and many more. Flowers also available as straights 11. root beer leaf combination of licorice, cloves and mint with a hint of black pepper 12. stevia naturally sweet herb used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer

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pictured::mixed potatoes - creamy and nutty to buttery and smooth ranging in variety and sizes

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The Chef’s Garden - how are you using our products? Salad of Heirloom Beets Components: Heirloom Beets, Blood Orange and Pistachios with Mache, Salt Spring Island Chèvre and Pistachio Vinaigrette Executive Chef Terry Pichor Sonora Resort, Richmond, BC www.sonoraresort.com mixed beets

micro mache

Oyster Delight Canapé Components: Island Creek Oyster (MA), Sterling Caviar Butter, Bouchon Bakery Oyster Cracker, Micro Dill, Sea Spears and Micro Autumn Fire Executive Chef Mark Hopper Bouchon Bistro @ The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV www.bouchonbistro.com sea spears

micro dill

micro autumn fire

Grilled Local Beef Tenderloin Components: Grilled Local Beef Tenderloin, Caramelized Vidalia Onions, Garlic Aioli, Micro Watercress and Cypress Sea Salt Executive Chef/Owner Beej Flamholz Beej Flamholz, LLC Washington D.C./Baltimore www.beejflamholz.com micro watercress

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TOMATOES

Baby Specialty

coming april 2011

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The Chef’s Garden is a seasonal farm. Product availability is weather dependent and is subject to change.


Winter Early Spring Menu Planner 2011