Artichokes: California’s State Vegetable with Kyle Hagerty
Fun fact: the artichoke is California’s state vegetable! Our friend Kyle Hagerty of Urban Farmstead is especially fond of California Grown artichokes – not just because they’re delicious, but also because he grew up on the Central Coast near Castroville, the Artichoke Capital of the World.
Did you know that California’s state vegetable is also a flower? Nearly all of America’s artichokes come from California where they can be grown year round on the Central Coast. There are many ways to prepare artichokes but the simplest and most popular method is to steam them for about 30-40 minutes them dip the petals in butter or a nice aioli. Nothing compares to these unique and delicious California Grown artichokes!
Now that you know how artichokes grow, here’s a little more intel:
Kyle’s Favorite Way to Eat Artichokes:
More Delicious CA GROWN Artichoke Recipes:
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