February 1, 2011 - 10:11am
GET YOUR AVOCADOS EARLY
Urban legend holds that more avocados are consumed on Superbowl Sunday than any other day of the year - we're not sure if that's true, but we do know it's going to be awfully tough to find a ripe avocado in this town Sunday morning! We recommend stocking up on hass, reed, bacon or fuerte avocados on Wednesday at the Adams Avenue Farmers' Market or Thursday at the North Park Farmers' Market, or waking up early to snag ripe avocados at the Little Italy Mercato on Saturday. Paradise Valley, R&L, Heritage, Schaner and Terra Bella are some of the farms harvesting acocados this week; ask the farmers to help you select fruits that will be perfectly ripe when you need them. If you're making guacamole, don't forget the seasonings - chile peppers, green onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and fresh lime juice are all great additions, and Suzie's Farm, JR Organics, Valdivia and Sage Mountain are great farms to get them from!