Organic, local produce in Phoenix!
From Balsamic Vinegar in Italy
Quince, up close.
From McClendon's Select Organic Produce in Phoenix
An organic apple a day keeps the doctor away (even Dr. Weil!)
Leafy greens like arugula, kale and cabbage are among the healthiest additions you can make to your diet.
Squash, picked small for better texture and flavor.
Marvelous sweet potatoes - baked, these can serve as the basis of a meal.
Root veggies galore!
Even in a down economy, there are always lines at McClendon's registers.
Red onions, local and organic.
For those with a taste for the exotic - quince!
String beans, Brussels sprouts and sweet peppers at McClendon's.
Fresh carrots, with tops.
Organic, local produce in Phoenix! Here are some fantastic turnips, wonderful to eat raw or cooked.
Fresh, organic garlic.
Lovely French radishes.
Organic, local produce in Phoenix: beautiful chard and assorted greens.
Organic, local turnips!
Mizuna: A peppery Asian green, also known as kyona, Japanese mustard and California peppergrass.
From My Organic Vegetable Garden in Arizona
My organic vegetable garden in Ariz. The garden is enclosed by chicken wire year round, and an additional covering of plastic in the winter. This keeps out desert animals, and holds in heat in the winter.
Even more lettuce!
Lettuce is one of my favorites.
Brussels sprouts grow sweeter when the weather cools.
I like to grow carrots in many colors.
At the height of the season!
Onions - I love the small, pearl varieties.
A sweet red pepper, drying on the vine.
Cantaloupe - wonderful, but needs plenty of water.
A bumper crop of mostly heirloom varieties.
Lovely tomatoes: We've had a great crop this year!
This green cantaloupe needs about another month.
Chard is a wonderful vegetable for beginning gardeners; very easy to grow.