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Shop our 99%+ Certified Organic Produce Department.
At BriarPatch Food Co-op, supporting organic local and regional farms is at the heart of what we do. We are a community-owned cooperative and understand the importance of direct farmer relationships to build a resilient food system. At the Patch, you’ll find a colorful array and diverse selection of beautiful, fresh and delicious fruits and veggies all year long. We take great pride in knowing our farmers by name. See where our local farmers are located.
The William Shatner of the citrus family. There’s a lot of lively drama behind that orange skin: deep red flesh that is sweet and perfect with many kinds of cocktails.
They have a very thin skin and are a hybrid of a Mandarin and a Sweet Orange. Sometimes referred
to as “Cuties” and “Sweeties”. Awww…
Gold Nugget Mandarin
Bumpy rind and more citrus oils than most, this fruit is very aromatic. You’ll think you struck it rich when
you taste it.
A cross between a lemon and a Mandarin. Lore has it that Martha Stewart is
responsible for making this fruit popular outside of California backyards.
We already know they’re delicious in savory and sweet applications.
Its name is credited
to the wife of a U.S. minister to Japan, Gen. Van Valkenberg, who sent trees home in 1878 from Satsuma, now Kagoshima Prefecture. Juicy, sweet and easy to peel. What’s not to like?
Originally grown in China, these grape-sized fruit have edible skins and are loaded with fiber. Roll ‘em around in your palm to release the sweet oils that balance out the slightly sour fruit before you pop ‘em in your mouth. Great for chutneys and baked into breads.
Pomelos thrive in brackish, tropical lowlands, unlike their citrus kin. Pro-tip: peel absolutely everything off the juicy vesicles/citrus kernels to get the sweetest experience of these big boys. Enjoy with garlic, coconut and seafood.
Pretty in pink on the inside. Some compare the taste to sour gummies. Perfect in
salads or toss them into a smoothie.
Seedless thanks to a mutation that occurred in the early 1800s in a monastery in Brazil. Drink up, Johnny! The juice contains an antioxidant known as limonin which causes it to turn bitter or sour after about 30 minutes of exposure to air.
Explore the Map below to learn where your Food Comes from
Grown with love.
Keeping the bees alive and healthy without the use of synthetic chemicals is one management practice that sets them apart.
Kristen and William have been independently farming conserved land in the rolling foothills of El Dorado County since 2019
Starbright Acres Family Farm
Starbright Acres Family Farm delivers a diverse array of veggies to BriarPatch.
Asunta’s Browns Valley Farm
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Stone’s Throw Farm
Meet Steven and Bryanna Eisenhut of Stone’s Throw Farm, nestled in the outskirts of Colfax.
Feeding Crane Farm
Feeding Crane Farm is a family farm project growing a wide array of vegetables at 1400 feet in the Sierra foothills.