Ocean Mist Farms purple artichokes have arrived
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announced the availability of its proprietary purple artichokes. This seasonal, limited addition to the Ocean Mist Farms artichoke family is a colorful variety selected for superior flavor and appearance. The company expects the heaviest production period to be March 15-April 30.
For nearly 100 years, Ocean Mist Farms has cultivated superior artichoke varieties in California. Tapping into this experience, it has developed a purple artichoke variety to enjoy alongside the lineup of other Ocean Mist Farms products and their traditional green varieties.
Characteristics of the purple artichokes include a vibrant purple exterior that when cooked may transform into shades of green and purple depending on seasoning and cooking method; the look and flavor of a Mediterranean old-world variety; tender, meaty leaves; and a rich, earthy artichoke flavor. This artichoke variety tends to grow towards the large and mediums sizes (rather than jumbo).
This year, Ocean Mist Farms is introducing a four-count clamshell packed with size 30 (medium) artichokes. This is in addition to the loose artichokes with the tag.