Castroville Artichoke Festival – May 2010

I live about a forty-five minute drive from Castroville, California, the artichoke capital of the world. This is great for me because I love artichokes and can buy a bag of 12 medium sized artichokes for about a dollar at the farms around Castroville.

The local restaurants and stores in the area sell all kinds of artichoke merchandise and edibles, one of the most popular being fried artichoke hearts. And yes, even though I write a healthy food blog, I have tried the fried artichokes and yes, they are delicious.

The Castroville Artichoke Festival is coming up in May and, with my kitchen full of artichokes waiting to be used in recipes, I thought now would be a great time to post artichoke recipes, facts, and health information.

I’ll be trying many different healthy artichoke recipes and welcome your participation. If you have any artichoke recipes on the healthier side that you’d like to share e-mail them to me at eat (at) and I will consider posting them. Please don’t forget to let me know if you’d like your name included or a link back to your site or blog.

The Castroville Artichoke Festival takes place May 15th and 16th. You can view details at the official website.

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