What’s in Season?

Winter

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.

blood oranges

Blood Orange

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.

Clementine

Clementine

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.

Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemon

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.

Satsuma

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?

Kumquats

Kumquat

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

Pomelo Grapefruit

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.

Ruby Grapefruits

Ruby Grapefruit

Pretty in pink on the inside. Some compare the taste to sour gummies. Perfect in
salads or toss them into a smoothie.

Navel Oranges

Navel Orange

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.

Farm-Direct Relationships

Explore the Map below to learn where your Food Comes from