It’s date season at Menlo Park farmers market

by Linda Hubbard on November 14, 2010

One of the boutique vendors at the Menlo Park farmers market is Flying Disc Ranch, which offers a wide variety of seasonal dates. Owner Robert Lower founded the date farm – located in in Thermal, CA –  in 1979 and planted from scratch, transforming the desert landscape. He’s always sold direct to the public, selling at farmers markets throughout California with the help of local-based sales people. Available for purchase at this morning’s market in Menlo were Zahidi (Libya), Derrie (Iraq), Kwahdrawi (Iraq) , Medjool (Morocco) Barhi (Iraq) and two varieties unique to the ranch – Amber and Tootsie.

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Scott Loftesness November 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

There was a great article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine last weekend about Flying Disc Ranch: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14food-t-000.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=flying%20disc&st=cse

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