A tribute to Frieda Caplan <3
On January 18th we said goodbye to one of the all time greats in the produce world. Frieda Caplan, a true pioneer, not only built a wildly successful business in Frieda's Specialty Produce, but is responsible for popularizing countless specialty items in the USA. We are so thankful for our time spent with Frieda as well as her vast contributions to the specialty produce industry. She truly changed the way America eats. #KiwiQueen

Photo: Ande Manos (Director of Sales/Marketing), Frieda Caplan, and Judy Lundberg-Wafer (Owner) at Cal Poly SLO's Spanos Theatre for the premier screening of the documentary, "Fear No Fruit." The documentary explores Frieda's rise as the first female entrepreneur of the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.
G's Fresh Visits Babé Farms

Recently we were paid a visit by our friends from across the pond, G's Fresh (UK). Peter, Darren, and Anthony of G's spent last week travelling down the coast of California, visiting different growers and learning about operations here in the states. These blokes were a wealth of knowledge and we enjoyed having the opportunity to pick their brains. We thank them for including us on their CA tour!
Pictured Left to Right: Peter Sargeant, Jeff Lundberg (Babé Farms), Darren Gedge, and Anthony Gardiner
Ruby Ro-Minis
Romaine calm, the rumors are true: Ro-Minis now come in red! Behold our brand new Ruby Ro-Minis. An exclusive variety to the Babé Farms family of products, this decadent lettuce’s deep red dipped and speckled leaves are what set it apart! Supplies are limited as we introduce this new item - contact your sales rep for more info on availability and be sure to check out our classic green Ro-Minis if you haven’t yet!
"Lettuce" all take a second and appreciate how beautiful this appetizer plate is 😍. Ro-Minis lettuce cups with buttermilk ranch, feta, microgreens, purple kale and sliced root veg. One of the many applications for our amazing 'Ro-Minis' lettuce!
Valentine's Day
PSA: Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching! Get creative with your root veggies this year. Simple cookie cutters are all it takes to transform your beet and radish slices into a variety of LOVE-ly shapes 💋💘 Check out the salad below by the amazing Marissa Oliver-Horton. It features fennel, baby brussels sprouts, golden beets, and lots of radish hearts!
Our mild winter has positioned us with bountiful supplies of the following:
  • Kohlrabi, Medium Green/Red (1 dz.) - Great Availability!
  • Chervil - Great Availability!
  • Carrots, Baby All Colors - Good Availability!
  • Carrots, Large Mixed (25 lb. Sack) - Great Availability!
  • Fennel, Baby ( 2 dz.) - Great Availability!
  • Fennel, Large (1 & 2 dz.) - Great Availability!
  • Celery Root (1 dz. & 25 lb. Sacks) - Great Availability!
  • Beets, Baby - All Colors ( 2 dz.) - Good Availability!
  • Lettuce, Baby Head (2 lb.) - Great Availability!
  • Radish, Black (10 & 25 lb.) - Good Availability!
  • Radish, Watermelon (10 & 25 lb.) - Good Availability!
  • Radish, Purple Ninja - Good Availability!
  • Radicchio (9 & 12 ct.) - Great Availability!
  • Romanesco, Large (12 & 16 ct.) - Good Availability!
  • Turnips, Tokyo (2 dz.) - Great Availability!
Limited Items
  • Frisee, Baby & Blonde - Limited Availability
  • Bok Choy, Baby - Limited Availability
  • Kohlrabi, Green - No Tops (30 Lb.) - Limited to N/A
  • Radishes, Specialty - Limited to N/A
Roasted Root Vegetables
by Maili Halme


  • Any assortment of carrots, radishes, parsnips, fennel, or beets.

  • First Cold Pressed Olive Oil

  • Kosher Salt


Peel and wash the vegetables. Cut them in half or quarters so that at least one side is flat.

Toss with olive oil and kosher salt

Place on rimmed baking sheet trays lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Roast in a 425 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Toss and turn at least once half-way through the cooking time.

Serve warm or cold. (They are delicious in a cold roasted vegetable salad!)
Babé Farms recently launched a digital catalogue where anyone can view our entire product line. We feel this will help our customers to better familiarize themselves with our products, pack sizes, etc. Check out the most recent catalogue below!
At Babé Farms we feel strongly about being good stewards of the land. We are 100% committed to implementing practices that preserve our natural resources, as well as producing safe, fresh produce for our end users.
Babe Farms Specialties, Inc. 
1205 West Craig Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93456