|Origin:||Mendocino County - California|
The official vegetable of California, the Artichoke is a member of the thistle family and originally hails from the Mediterranean. Enjoyed for thousands of years, Artichokes should be heavy, tightly packed and somewhat squeaky when lightly squeezed. Some purplish coloration on outer leaves is normal as long as inner leaves are green. Stuff, grill, or baste with butter and savor the tender hearts.