March 14, 2022 | Susan
Citrus is winding down quicker than traditional this yr, with every commodity seeing a shorter season. Our dedicated companions have reserved product for us (and in flip, you!). Cara Cara’s will dry up within the subsequent few weeks, however search for late season Powell navels from Rainbow Valley Orchards to get us by means of April, in addition to scrumptious Gold Nugget mandarins from Hyde. California Hass avocados are heading into higher provide with loads of product from Rincon. Costs ought to start to drop over the subsequent few weeks – there’s nice worth within the smaller avocados within the meantime! Kent mangos are carried out for the season, however the Crespo Mango deal is taking off with improved high quality every week. Shortage in home storage apples is resulting in regular value will increase throughout the category… however Cascade will hold us lined as greatest they’ll by means of the Spring. The tip of native pear season is close to, however import Bartletts are making waves. Keep in mind, early fruit takes longer to ripen. Stone fruit bushes within the valley are lined with attractive blossoms – keep tuned for a recap of our current farm visits with Homegrown, Burkart, and the DE Bolt household!
We’re shifting into Spring, which spells a number of transitions for our farm companions! A couple of highlights: Lettuces out of the desert have all however halted manufacturing after a couple of weeks of intense pest stress – simply in time for our coastal, Watsonville, and Salinas companions to ramp up manufacturing. Search for Dawn and Tomatero product, although provides could also be restricted. Covilli is starting to wind down after an superior rising season – brussels sprouts and tomatoes would be the final ones standing. Asparagus is see-sawing from Mexico to the native deal. Peas will likely be native, onions will likely be sourced from Mexico, and potatoes from Nevada… a number of motion, however a number of pleasure on the way in which. Carrots are a sizzling ticket this week. Dawn bunched carrots again in a small method. We’re within the technique of discovering a further supply for bagged retail jumbo, desk and cliptop carrots after information of prolonged prorates from Bunny Luv. Don’t miss a beet. Obtain this week’s purchaser’s notes right here.