D2D on the Farm: America’s Salad Bowl
Today, the conventional farmland in Monterey County alone can generate close to $200,000 in profit per acre of land, compared to an average of $43,177 profit generated per acre for the average American farm.
Pezzini Farms sorting their artichokes by size. The artichokes roll down a conveyer belt which drops the different sizes in their respective bins. image: Pezzini Farms
Artichokes are harvested at several different sizes. The jumbos work great to hold a variety of stuffing; the extra smalls are best eaten whole! (image: Pezzini Farms)
For all you chefs out there, we also learned the best way to identify a ripe artichoke at the grocery store or farmers market… it QUACKS!