Ojai Pixies Have Arrived!

Meet your new main SQUEEZE! Ojai Pixies have arrived!

Ojai Pixies aren’t your typical tangerine variety. These show up late in the citrus season and showcase a signature pale orange hue. Some Pixies are bumpy while others are smooth. They vary in size from pony (being the smallest) all the way up to mammoth and colossal! Some trees drip with fruit while others decide to bud and wait till the following year (alternate bearing crop). One thing is consistent, more

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Stone Fruits Have Rolled In!

Apricots, Peaches, Plums and Nectarines – Oh My!

Perfectly ripe stone fruits have got to be one of summer’s greatest delights.

Vibrant and juicy, they can be enjoyed fresh, or added to your favorite summer smoothie, dessert or salad.

Try grilling for a fun savory take on these versatile fruits.

Apricots, Peaches, and Nectarines

These perfectly ripe summer classics have got to be one of summer’s greatest delights.

Did you know?:

Stone fruits, in particular apricots, peaches, and nectarines, are high more


June is California Avocado Month!

Mollie Stone’s is celebrating California Avocado Month and there is so much more to these fruits than just their great taste. Now more than ever before we are all putting health first. We hope that learning more avocado nutrition facts will help inspire you to find more ways to incorporate this healthy super fruit into your diet. Scroll below for some of our favorite Avocado recipes!

Nutrition Facts:

Avocados are a Heart-Healthy, Nutrient-Dense Superfood! Nutrient-Dense foods are those that more


Eat CLEAN – Wash Your Produce!

Picture this: You’re picking the perfect tomato. You pick it up, inspect it, and put it back, and repeat until you find the perfect one.

This process can unknowingly lead to the transfer of bacteria. For your safety always make sure to wash your produce thoroughly before you enjoy!

Here are our other tips for CLEAN eating of your fresh vegetables and fruits! (Information gathered from

Always pick produce that is free of bruises or is damaged. If the produce more

Mollie’s Must Have Mushrooms

This winter in our produce department we are excited to carry these lesser-known but highly sought after mushroom varieties. The holiday season may be a time for tradition but it’s also a time to explore new flavors! Explore with us the Maitake, Matsutake, Trumpet Mushrooms and Chanterelles.


Maitake don’t have a squeaky texture, but a delicate and feathery one and is easy to cook. Only use a brush to clean. With it’s leafy structure just pull the mushroom apart more


Meet the Cosmic Crisps!

This just in! Cosmic Crisp Apples have just touched down at all Mollie Stone’s Markets!

The Cosmic Crisp® apple varietal is the remarkable result of 20 years of study and research by Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program. Cosmic Crisp® brand apples are a cross between Enterprise and Honeycrisp.

The large, juicy, red apple has a firm and crisp texture that provides ample sweetness, making it an excellent eating and baking apple. It is naturally slow to more

Produce, Tips

California Avocado’s 4 Tips for Cutting Avocado’s Safely

Do you know how to safely cut an avocado? Maybe you’ve found your own method, but we’re here with some tips to help you safely cut avocados at home while getting the maximum nutrition!

4 Tips for Cutting Avocados Safely

1. Leave the avocado on the cutting board Most avocado cutting injuries are a result of cutting avocados while holding them in your hand.

2. Cutting avocados: Rotate the avocado, not the knife Place your washed avocado on the cutting board. It more

Produce, Recipes

California Avocado California Roll

Looking for a recipe to roll right into the weekend with?

Mollie Stone’s and California Avocados have you covered with this CA Avocado Roll recipe!

Ingredients: Sheet of Dried Seaweed Steamed Rice Sesame Seeds One Small Cucumber (Julienned) Sliced Fresh California Avocados Fresh Crab Meat Fish Roe (Fish Eggs) Here’s How to Make It: Prepare your cooking station with a wooden sushi rolling mat covered with a piece of plastic wrap. Place your sheet of dried seaweed on top of plastic wrap. Cover sheet of dried seaweed with a layer of more

Winter Citrus

By: Brian Carter, Director of Produce

Citrus fruit is at its sweetest, juiciest peak in the cold winter months. From Cara Cara Oranges to Sumo Tangerines, the citrus options that fill our produce department are strong sources of fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium, as well as antioxidants and many other vitamins and minerals.

Enjoy your favorite fruit and try something new—whether you use fresh slices of citrus for baking, the zest to enhance your favorite dishes, or simply enjoy more

Produce, Recipes

Hatch Chile Grilled Quesadillas

Now that Hatch Chile season has started, we’re excited to share more recipes from Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook. We can’t get enough of these amazing chiles and we hope you enjoy them. Don’t forget, the season for Hatch Chiles isn’t a long one so you’ll want to stock up so you can enjoy these bad boys all year round.