Baby Artichokes

A baby artichoke is a smaller but fully mature version of a traditional artichoke. On an artichoke plant, the higher up the stalk, the larger the potential artichoke size. Baby artichokes are harvested lower down on the plant where they only grow to about 5” – 8’ in circumference.

The added bonus for baby artichokes is that their petals remain softer that larger artichokes, making more of the outer leaves fully edible. You also don’t have to scoop out the choke, because there isn't one! Just enjoy the baby heart and tender leaves.

Baby Artichokes contain the same nutritional benefits as fully grown artichokes.

  • Low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetable
  • Excellent source of fiber and vitamin C
  • Good source of magnesium
  • Natural source of antioxidants
  • Unexpected Health Benefits
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and More
  • Select artichokes that have a healthy green color, compact center leaves, feel firm to the touch and have an overall look of freshness.
  • To store uncooked artichokes, slice a dime width off of the stem, sprinkle the stem end with water and refrigerate in an airtight plastic bag. It’s best to cook artichokes within five to seven days after purchasing.
  • Cooked artichokes should be cooled completely and covered before you put them in the refrigerator where they can keep for up to a week.
  • Artichokes are great for cooking the night before. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving, stuffing, grilling or using as an ingredient in another dish.

Growing &Harvest

Ocean Mist Farms artichokes are grown year-round in multiple growing regions throughout Southern California. Every artichoke plant is hand-harvested up to 30 times per season which allows our harvest crews to carefully select artichokes that fit Ocean Mist Farms’ stringent quality standards.

Artichokes are removed from the plant by slicing the stalk just below the base of the artichoke, leaving an edible stem attached.

Watch our baby artichoke video to learn more about how to prepare artichokes from Ocean Mist Farms.