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    Win Free Chokes

    Each week, one lucky club member wins a pack of Artichokes just for being a club member.

    Next Drawing: Sept. 1, 2014.

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Videos

View more than fifty videos about cooking Artichokes and other vegetables. Scroll to see more or click here for our videos page.

  • How to Prepare an Artichoke

  • How to Cook Baby Artichokes

  • How to Bake an Artichoke

  • How to Make a Stuffed Artichoke

  • How to Eat an Artichoke

  • How to Steam an Artichoke

  • How to Serve an Artichoke

  • How to Remove the Fuzzy Center

  • How to Grill an Artichoke

  • How to Microwave an Artichoke

  • How to Boil an Artichoke

  • Easy Baked Artichokes

  • Artichoke Bisque

  • BBQ Mayo Dip

  • Olive Tapenade Mayo Dip

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Our Club Members!

Whether it's a favorite recipe or how they grew up eating Artichokes, we love it when members tell us their Artichoke story.

Club members David and Robin from Gretna, La. shared their recipe for Rustic Artichoke & Chicken Entrée. Try it tonight and tell us what you thought on our Facebook page.

Have a story or recipe to share? Email us at contactus@oceanmist.com.

Club Articles &

News

Each month, our club members get the latest news about Artichokes, cooking tips and giveaways. Check out our newsletters and club articles below!

Our Latest Newsletter

Artichoke Articles

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Holiday Recipe Preparation Tips

Chef Tony Baker teaches us about "One Pot Cooking" - when the entire meal is cooked in one roasting pan, taking advantage of all the flavor and natural meat au jus. Get Chef Tony's tips >

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Understand Healthy Serving Sizes With MyPlate.

How many servings of vegetables should you have at each meal? Do you wonder if you and your family are eating enough vegetables? Learn about MyPlate >

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The ABCs of Baby Artichokes

Baby Artichokes are fully mature versions of the traditional Artichoke and since they are a fan favorite, we compiled everything you need to know about the dainty vegetable. Learn about Baby Artichokes >

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FAQs

Below is a list of our most often asked questions. If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact us and we will be happy to help.

Q: How do I sign up for the Artichoke Club?

A: Click here to get to our sign-up page.

Q: I can’t sign up for the club via your online form.

A: Send us your name, email and mailing address, and we will sign you up for the club. Email your information to us at contactus@oceanmist.com or submit it via the contact form.

Q: I am a club member but I am not receiving your emails.

A: Please add “contactus@oceanmist.com” to your address book to prevent our emails from going to your spam box. If you use Gmail, the newsletters could be showing up under your “Social,” “Updates” or “Promotions” tab – please check there. If you are still not receiving our emails, reach out to us via the contact form or email us at contactus@oceanmist.com.

Q: Can I buy Artichokes from you directly or online?

A: Unfortunately, we do not sell any of our products directly to the public through mail order or online. For mail order Artichokes, you may want to try www.pezzinifarms.com.

If you are not already a member, you should join our Artichoke Club. Each week we randomly select one club member to receive a free carton of field fresh Chokes directly to his or her home. Click here to sign up!

Q: Where can I buy your Baby Artichokes?

A: Baby Artichokes are a special, seasonal-size and are at peak volume in May and September. This is a popular product so demand exceeds supply throughout the year. We encourage you to speak with your local grocer about stocking Baby Artichokes, as consumer demand will encourage retailers to purchase our Baby Artichokes.

Q: How do I unsubscribe from your newsletter?

A: You have three options:

  • Click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the newsletter
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  • Submit your unsubscribe request via the contact form.

Q: Where can I get coupons for your Artichokes?

A: At this time we do not have any coupons to offer. If/when we do, we would share them with our Artichoke Club members. Click here to join our club for access to great Artichoke recipes, health information, special promotions (such as coupons) and for a chance to win a case of field fresh Artichokes.

Q: I often find Artichoke hybrids with little-to-no meat on the leaves, and what little meat is on the leaves is tough. Why are Artichoke hybrids sold and what is the best type of Choke to purchase?

A: The original “green globe variety” Artichoke is a perennial plant and it is still the best eating choke! However, since this plant does not produce enough volume to meet demand 12 months a year, we also sell our proprietary hybrid variety throughout the year.  We work hard to make sure our hybrid variety is of good quality, but shoppers beware, there are other imposter hybrids in stores not from Ocean Mist Farms that are of poor quality.

Q: Sometimes when I purchase your vegetables, they are covered with dirt or mud. Why does this happen?

A: Sometimes throughout the year our product gets “muddy,” especially during rainy or misty weather conditions, because it’s grown and packed outside. We use the same harvesting practice throughout the year, rain or shine. To give you a visual reason as to how and why mud can get onto the vegetables, click here to view a short video about Celery harvesting in the field. We apologize for any inconvenience the dirt or mud might cause. We strive to provide you with the highest quality, fresh vegetables. Please note that our products are not “ready to eat” and should be rinsed before eating regardless of whether you see dirt.

Q: I purchased your Baby Artichokes, followed prep instructions and they tasted bitter. Why?

A: Whenever someone complains about Baby Artichokes being “bitter,” we attribute it to not removing all of the bright green coloring from the first layer of the baby chokes and the entire stem. The bright green color needs to be entirely removed as it has a very bitter taste.  Even the slightest amount of green color left on a baby choke can ruin a dish. For help with prepping baby chokes, watch our preparation video.

Q: When I cook Artichokes, the water turns green. Do you use chemicals, dyes, additives or food coloring to create a greener Artichoke?

A: Ocean Mist Farms does not add any chemicals, dyes, additives or food coloring to our Artichokes to create a greener color. Artichokes are packed in the fields and then shipped directly to grocers. Watch our Artichoke harvest video to learn how we harvest our Artichokes.

When Artichokes are cooked in hot or boiling water, the water will turn green, which is a normal reaction. When an Artichoke is heated and boiled in water, the Artichoke’s chlorophyll is released into the water, causing the water to turn green.

Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in most plants and green vegetables. An Artichoke’s variety and the time of year also affect the amount of chlorophyll in an Artichoke, so the boiling water might be “greener” based on the type of Artichoke you are cooking and the time of the year.

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