Endangered Food

The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates. Check out the list for your region’s endangered food.

CALIFORNIA

CHEESE
Dry Monterey Jack

GRAINS and CEREALS
White Sonora Wheat

FRUITS
Hauer Pippin Apple
Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple (family favorite)
Sierra Beauty Apple
Blenheim Apricot
Fuerte Avocado
Puebla Avocado
Meyer Lemon of California’s Central Coast Inland Empire Old-Grove Orange- Valencia
Crane Melon
California Mission Olive
Baby Crawford Peach
Fay Alberta Peach
Rio Oso Gem Peach
Silver Logan Peach
Sun Crest Peach
Elephant Heart Plum
Inca Plum
Laroda Plum
Mariposa Plum
Padre Plum
Japanese Massaged Dried Persimmon: Hoshigaki
Pixie Tangerine of Ojai Valley

MEAT and POULTRY
The American Rabbit

NUTS
Nevada Single Leaf Pinyon

PULSES (BEANS, PEAS, LENTILS)
Petaluma Gold Rush Bean
Santa Maria Pinquitos Bean

WINES and VINEGARS
Charbono Grape of California
Napa Gamay/ Valdiguie Grape of California

3 thoughts on “Endangered Food

  1. That is why seed saving is so important.And the hybrids need to be put on the back shelf with some of the other super foods. Or at least that is my opinion anyway.

  2. That IS beautiful do you have any sggeustions as to which plums work best? At my grocers there’s a whole assortment right now I’ve been snacking on the yellow ones but they’re not as firm as the others.

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