Did you know that the artichoke is the official vegetable of California? It’s no surprise when 99.9% of all Artichokes in the United States are grown in this state!
These edible thistles of the sunflower family can be found at your farmers' market year-round, with peaks in the spring and fall, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Most farmers bring them from an area near Castroville and Salinas where growing conditions are desirable for artichokes. Your farmers' market will have the best that can be grown, straight from the farm!