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Maggie's Farm - Stellar Mix

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Neale Smull Jun 16, 2008 11:52 PM

Maggie's Farm is at many of the Los Angeles farmer's markets. Their "Stellar Mix" with edible flowers is to die for! I now live in Orange County and can't make it up to the LA farmers markets. Does anyone know what goes in to this amazing salad mix?

Thanks!

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    FED Jun 17, 2008 09:09 AM

    depending how deep into the OC you are, maggie's sells at the Long Beach Marina farmers market Sunday mornings.

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      bigdfromlb Jun 17, 2008 09:10 AM

      I don't know about the OC, but they're at the Sunday morning farmer's market in the Long Beach Marina. Don't know what the mix is; just that it's good.

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        Diana Jun 17, 2008 10:22 AM

        they just raised a lot of their greens prices from $3.50 a 1/2 lb to $4.00 a 1/2 lb. Steep increase!

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          FED Jun 17, 2008 11:48 AM

          gotta pay for the gas.

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            Diana Jun 17, 2008 01:25 PM

            sure, but it would have been better to raise prices across the board in smaller amounts. The greens were up 50 cents, but herbs were still $1 a bunch.

            Gas didn't skyrocket quite that high, although I do unerstand the need for a rise.

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              Wolfgang Jun 17, 2008 03:22 PM

              That's a 14% increase. I wish gas only went up 14% in the last several months.

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                DanaB Jun 17, 2008 03:39 PM

                Get ready for even more food price increases after the current flooding in the midwest. Beef, dairy and eggs, especially.

                Re. gas prices, just in the last month, gas has gone up 70 cents in the Los Angeles area . . .

                http://www.losangelesgasprices.com/re...

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                  Diana Jun 18, 2008 06:06 AM

                  why would a flood in the midwest raise prices for sellers in a california farmer's market, who sell locally grown produce???

                  I can see it affecting produce from the midwest, but not local!

                  Best to be a locovore, anyhow.

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                    DanaB Jun 18, 2008 09:50 AM

                    California farmers do not grow in a vacuum. For example, Earthbound Farms is one of the largest organic growers in the country, and distributes their products nationwide. If the price of a good goes up in one location, it is going to create demand for goods from another location, thus driving up prices there.

                    In any event, I cited that the prices of beef and dairy would go up, and didn't cite vegetable prices (most vegetables are grown in CA and Florida, or come from other countries such as Mexico). The Midwest supplies the bulk of the corn, wheat, soybeans and canola crop in the country. Corn in particular was very hard hit by the flooding, at a time when demand for corn was at the highest point it has been in a long time. Corn and corn by-products are a primary component of feed for most livestock and dairy animals in the country. If corn prices go through the roof, then the price for the output will go up as well. Corn and corn by-products are also contained in more foods than you can even imagine, so the prices on packaged/processed foods should see increases as well.

                    I agree with your desire to support locally grown produce from farmer's markets, but that is such a small part of the agricultural picture, it really doesn't capture the whole. I would be surprised if you can find every food item you want to eat in a given week at the farmer's market (if you can, more power to you, but that's certainly not the case for most people). Even if you can find most of your food at the farmer's market, if demand and prices go up for commercially grown crops, any farmer worth his salt is not going to keep his prices lower than the market price just for the sake of being nice. Further, if meat/dairy prices go up, people will start to look for substitutes (i.e. eating more vegetables), which will drive up demand for those goods, and thus, up the price.

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            JudiAU Jun 17, 2008 08:49 PM

            The herb salad at Kentor Canyon is similiar and sold at Bristol Farms. Might do in a pinch.

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              Diana Jun 18, 2008 06:07 AM

              similarly, TJ's sells an herb mix salad in a bag.

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