The Braga Family has been farming in the Salinas area for decades. It all started in the 1920’s, when a young and industrious Swiss immigrant Sebastian Braga arrived in South Monterey County, California, and took up work growing row crops in the Salinas Valley. In 1928 he was able to buy a ranch of his own in Soledad, where he settled his family and built a homestead. On 600 acres, he raised dairy cattle, and grew sugar beets, tomatoes, onions, hay and corn. Keeping the Braga standards and principles at the forefront, the third generation joined the business and the family began organic farming—launching ASA Organics, which stands for All Sustainable Agriculture—growing the full organic product line available today. Rodney, Chris, Carson and Marshall Braga have remained true to their family’s core values, and have lead the company and the fresh produce industry in food safety, quality, and sustainable farming.
Similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan (Chinese Kale). </br></br>Broccolini, also known as broccolette, has a flavor that is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus. Broccolini is nutritionally very similar to broccoli and is considered a tremendous source of carotenoids and other anti-inflammatory nutrients that may help decrease the odds of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It's also an amazing source of vitamins A, C and K.
Although slightly resembling flat leaf parsley in appearance, cilantro can be distinguished by its unmistakable aroma and flavor. Cilantro offers citrus overtones with a flavor that can be bright, earthy and pungent, though its pungency is often contested to border on "soapiness". If left to go to seed, the plant produces white delicate flowers from the cilantro leaves that have the exact essence of cilantro with a sweet floral finish. You either love it or hate it! It's in your genes!
The perfect light garnish. A wonderful addition to many soups, salads, sandwiches, stir fries, or any other dish that starts with 's'. </br></br>A five ounce serving of onions contains about 60 calories and no fat or cholesterol. Onions are an excellent source of vitamin C, plus offer vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, magnesium, potassium, calcium and fibre.