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6.12.2014

Here come the plums!

Although we are 9 days away from officially starting summer, things are definitely starting to heat up. Highs have already passed the triple digit mark, and with temperatures remaining high, this ensures our summer fruit should be excellent,  sweet in flavor and aroma, and display beautiful colors. This especially holds true for Plums, Plums, Plums! […]

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6.6.2014

Celebrating Donut Day in a Peachy Way

It’s National Donut Day! But, we’re celebrating donuts in a very different way. For a very limited time, two weeks in fact, our produce departments are offering Galaxy Donut White Peaches from Summeripe. These aptly named donut peaches are flatly shaped and have an elliptical shape like our own Milky Way Galaxy. The Donut peaches have […]

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5.21.2014

The Best Fruits for Grilling

If you enjoy a good cookout, chances are you will be firing up your grill this Memorial Day weekend. There is some seriously good food to be grilled featured in this week’s ad and in-store specials, such as our 30% off locally raised air chilled chicken sale, Copper River salmon that was just delivered to […]

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5.20.2014

In-Season! Plumcots

Grown in the San Joaquin Valley, Plumcots are known for their sweet, juicy plum-like flavor with a hint of apricot goodness. That’s because they’re a hybrid fruit, the result of carefully controlled cross-pollination between plums and apricots.   Different varieties of plums crossed with different varieties of apricots have yielded a wide array of plumcot […]

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4.30.2014

Locally Grown Avocados for Cinco de Mayo!

California avocado season is here and just in time for Cinco de Mayo!   California avocados are a great choice for Cinco de Mayo party recipes as they add delicious flavor, creamy texture, and lively color to any fiesta dish. In fact, the holiday is one of the largest avocado consumption days of the year; […]

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4.18.2014

California Jumbo Asparagus

This year’s Asparagus crop has begun up and down California’s central valley.  California asparagus has been a spring tradition for generations and we are proud to offer premium steakhouse sized asparagus. California’s rich soil provides the asparagus crown with an abundance of nutrients allowing it to shoot up jumbo sized spears which are perfect for your […]

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3.20.2014

Introducing Heirloom Artichokes!

The Artichoke. One of the world’s oldest-known foods, Artichokes have delighted and nourished people for several thousand years. Today, Artichokes are enjoyed in every corner of the globe, and Bristol Farms is proud to offer the highest quality and tastiest varieties available within the market place.   Most artichokes are grown from seed, which can […]

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3.19.2014

Ojai Pixie Tangerines Are Back!

As my friend George says to me almost every day during Pixie season, “Sweet petite and easy to eat… tastes like sunshine. The one and only Pixie tangerine…”. Now, I’m not sure where he came up with his catch phrase, but I do have to admit, he’s definitely on to something.   Ojai Pixie tangerines […]

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2.19.2014

Sumo Mandarins are back!

Sumo’s are Back! The highly anticipated Sumo Mandarins are in-season and back at Bristol Farms for a very short period of time. So what does this mean? Get them while you can… What is a Sumo Mandarin? Exclusive new citrus varietal, developed in Japan and now grown on family farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. […]

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2.5.2014

Lady Alice Apples

There’s a new apple in town! Lady Alice apples, known as a “Washington Original” since they were discovered as a chance seedling in Washington State, are a new and distinct apple variety that possesses several unique and desirable characteristics, such as having a distinct pink stripe over a creamy-yellow background. These markings distinguish the Lady Alice from other known […]

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