What’s in Season?
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. How do we define what is local? Take a look at our featured Holiday All-Stars:
Technically a fruit related to luffas (of the loofah sponge), cukes and melons, one of the first crops grown for human consumption in North America. Make pumpkin chili with the meat, and then pickle the rinds.
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Canadian by heritage, a cross-breed between a North American white and a wild South American yellow-fleshed variety. You’ve seen them in mashed potatoes, but have you tried them in chowder?
A type of evergreen shrub in the mint family. Its name comes from the Latin for “dew of the sea.” Make infused olive oil to go with some crusty bread, use
in place of skewers for kabobs or in a
One of the three most common colors, it is the strongest in flavor due to its high sulfur content. Perfect for your French onion soup, gratins and roasts. Eat parsley to alleviate onion breath.
Named for its leathery leaves, it actually becomes sweeter after a frost. Make kale chips for snacking or roast with some EVOO, red wine vinegar and nutritional yeast, salt and pepper until wilted.
One of the few fruits native to North America, only 5% are sold fresh. Make a tart and tangy, bright and fresh cranberry slaw instead of the usual cooked sauce this year for a twist.
Believed to be cultivated as early as 4000 BCE, that telltale stalk in your Bloody Mary showed up in the 1960s, when an industrious imbiber had nothing to stir the drink with. Roast it under a chicken or pickle it (it stays crunchy!).
mushrooms eaten in the US are this variety. Earthy, yet mild, can be consumed raw or cooked. Make magic with them – purée, roast, broil or caramelize.
In Greek mythology, said to be derived from the blood of Adonis. Juicy, yes, the arils sure are fun to eat, and if you know how to cut the fruit properly, you can easily add to cocktails or spinach and chickpea salads.
Local = Watershed
Our definition of local Flows as we grow
We’ve recently redefined what local means to us. For many years, we’ve defined local relative to our flagship store in Grass Valley. As we grow, our definition expands, too.
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.
Mountain Bounty Farm
Founded in 1997 by John Tecklin, Mountain Bounty Farm is a 50-acre organic family farm located high on the forested contours of the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, California.
Stone’s Throw Farm
Meet Steven and Bryanna Eisenhut of Stone’s Throw Farm, nestled in the outskirts of Colfax.
Super Tuber Farm
BriarPatch Food Co-op is proud to carry delicious potatoes, carrots, cabbage and beets from Super Tuber Farm.
Photo by Akim Aginsky