More than most grocery stores, it's important to know what's in season when shopping at Eagle Rock's Organix.
That's because, according to co-owner Andrew Perez, the store's produce selection comprises only seasonal, organic and--save for a few items--locally sourced products.
What's in season right now? According to Perez, it's berries and citrus. Though both items can be procured year-round, now is the time when both are most abundant locally.
"Berries are normally $7 per-package, this time of year they are down to $4," Perez said.
Organix is also stocked with roots, root vegetables and greens that, for the most part, can be grown year-round.
"Turmeric, ginger, burdock, beets are almost always in stock," Perez said.
Leafy greens--like kale and spinach, which are grown in Bakersfield by the South Central Farmers' Cooperative--can be found year round at Organix too, Perez said.