Santa Cruz & Los Gatos
Ladybug Drop Off Deliveries

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Lots of new things added to our offerings this week: Red Jalapeños to add sweet heat to dishes or to make sriracha, delicious Quince for your baking, jams and preserves, and beautiful, fragrant lavender florets and wands, and rose petal confetti. We still have a limited supply of twenty pound flats of San Marzanos, lots of single layer flats of mixed heirloom tomatoes, ten pound flats of Dry-Farmed Early Girl tomatoes, Red Onions and Mystery Boxes — all available for pre-order and pick up at our sites in Los Gatos and Santa Cruz next Tuesday, September 22nd. Place your order and you’ll receive an email confirmation of your order right away. And the morning of your delivery, we’ll send you another message with directions to the pick up site, pick up site protocol and the pick up window. Please submit your order early as we will close the form when we sell out and/or when we need to harvest and pack.

Pick up sites on this route:

* Los Gatos (Izorah Way, near Leroy)
* Santa Cruz (California Street, near Santa Cruz High School)
* Seabright (Effey Street)
* Capitola (Oak Drive, near Riverview Drive)

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Mariquita Farm is full of colorful roses. Drying rose petals has become a fun pastime allowing us to take in the true beauty of each rose. Most of our packets focus on mixed colors with the deeper reds being predominant. Rose petal confetti is used in many ways from weddings to baths, sachets to teas, rosewater to baking, and in candle making and other crafts. 12 g package $8 each


Red, ripe dry-farmed Early Girls, excellently balanced for delicious sauce or canning use, as well as eating fresh in salsas or salads.

Heirloom Tomatoes

A beautiful mix of heirloom tomatoes, which may include varieties such as Pink Brandy Wine, Marvel Stripe and Tangerine. Whole, mixed single layer flats only.


Fragrant Lavender has so many uses from tea to bathwater. When used in cooking it can pair well with herbs like oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, and savory. Make your own dry blend of herbs and flowers (we like lavender with mint and rosemary) and rub on lamb chops or chicken wings before grilling. Lavender florets can be ground and mixed with sugar to use in baking or to frost the rim of a cool Lavender martini. Cheers! $10 per 10g package


Three bunches of approximately 20 dried lavender stems per bundle, totaling 60 stems per package. These lavender wands are 9 to 10 inches long. At Mariquita Farm we do not use fungicides, pesticides or insecticides on our herbal, floral or vegetable crops. That’s “NO” as in “none.” All fertilizers are naturally derived from cover crops or from OMRI approved brands of organic fertilizers. $12 per bundles of 60 stems.


Enjoy a variety of local, organically grown produce! The contents of this CSA box are hand-selected by our farmers to ensure the freshest items make it to you each week.


Quince is an ancient fruit originating in the Caucasus and northern Persia, and related to apples and pears. It is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as pectin, making it a great fruit for jams, marmalades, tarts and pies. Though it can be eaten raw, it is usually preferred cooked, either roasted in the oven or diced and cooked down with water or apple juice until becomes a puree or compote. $14 per five pound bag.


Cured red onions of mixed sizes, medium to large — a kitchen staple, and the start of soups, stews and so many other dishes. This year’s crop, fresh from field curing, are sweet, crisp and delicious with a thin skin that makes them easy to work with, while allowing them to keep for weeks. But you’ll use them up before you know it — fresh in salads, salsas or sliced thin for sandwiches, pickle them for tacos and hamburgers or, sauté them slowly to caramelized perfection. Onions are nutrient-dense — high in vitamin C, B and potassium, and low in calories, and oh yes, delicious! $18 per ten pound bag.


These are an heirloom roma-type tomato, great for canning and preserving as sauce! $35 per twenty pound box.

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