Early Morning Farms is a family owned business that grows and distributes seasonal products - squash blossoms and chipilin bunches for the specialty markets of Southern California. The locally grown produce is farmed on a ranch in Perris, California. Every morning, with the first call of the rooster, our farmers begin to harvest the delicate bee-pollinated blossoms and bushy herbaceous leaves and prepare them for careful and speedy delivery to the wholesale and retail markets to ensure their freshness.
Squash blossoms are edible raw or they can be incorporated into a variety of recipes including as ingredients in quesadillas, empanadas and other dishes in traditional Latin cuisine. Now-a-days squash blossoms are being used in new and innovative ways across cultures and eating palettes. The flowers contain beta-carotene.
Chipilín leaves are a common leafy vegetable used in Latin American cuisine where they are boiled and served green, dried and used as an herb, or added to tamale dough for color and flavor. The leaves are high in iron, calcium, and beta-carotene.