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Local Summer Squash

Squash

We have begun to receive the first harvests of local California summer squash from our friends at Happy Boy Farms! Unlike their winter counterparts, summer squash have soft, thin, edible skin, with appealing colors from light to dark. All varieties may be eaten raw or cooked, and have a mild flavor that

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Vegan Cheese Options and More at C&L Produce!

We are excited to announce that we are now stocking vegan shredded mozzarella and vegan shredded cheddar cheeses, as well as Calafia brand Almond milks! We also have access to a larger selection of other vegan and dairy alternative products such as cream cheese spreads (Chive, Original, Jalapeno), vegan mayonnaise, and barista blends of alternative milks (Soy, Vanilla Soy, Hemp, Hazelnut, and more!) among

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Price Watch- Limes

citrus

Limes are an expensive item to use this week- the market is getting active and will continue to rise. Typically at this time of year, we start to see the supply tightening up and pricing climb. Much colder weather and rain has also contributed to seasonality this year.

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Item to Watch- Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are the item to watch currently. Quality is going to be inconsistent and supplies could be interrupted as major weather issues have impacted the growing regions in Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica. We will keep you posted.

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Berkeley Farms Milk at C&L !

We are now sourcing Berkeley Farms milk products direct to our warehouse! With facilities currently based in Hayward, Berkeley Farms has been servicing Northern California since 1910. Because we are sourcing direct, we are able to offer a very competitive price for these fresh dairy products including whole milk, 2%

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Price Watch- Asparagus

local asparagus

Asparagus prices are continuing to be extremely inflated right now. Supply is low, which will almost always drive up cost. Most crops are coming from Peru, and quality is low. Try to avoid this product right now if you can, and use a more seasonal product like

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Items to Keep Your Eye On…

In addition to tomatoes and avocados, there are a few other items to keep your eye on. Asparagus is currently coming out of Peru, and the quality is poor. The Mexican harvest is not due to ship until after the first of the year. Similarly, basil is

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Price Watch- Tomatoes and Avocados

Two items that normalized last week have taken another jump up this week. Avocado and tomato prices are inflated right now. We received some interesting information regarding the price hikes from our friends at Greenberg Fruit. Concerning avocados, they write: “We are seeing ongoing issues with the supply

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Fresh Cranberries!

cranberries

Fresh cranberries from Massachusetts are hitting the market, be sure to get your hands on some while they are here! The window of availability is short, and they only come around once a year. While you can buy frozen all year long, the taste of a fresh

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Price Watch- Broccoli, Avocados

Broccoli

There are a few items to keep your eyes on. In addition to oranges, broccoli is another item that is in light supply currently. Heat damage has rendered poor quality leaf and tender leaf products, including broccoli and florets. Supply is to be light until end of

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