CALIFORNIA GROWN CHICORIES, ROOT VEGGIES– Beautiful chicories in house- radicchio, Castelfranco, escarole, and endives. Great on their own, but even better washed and chopped as our chicory mix available from our prep room! California grown Brussel sprouts are looking fantastic, great size and cutting beautiful. Celery root with or without tops and parsnips coming from local CA vendors are ready for your menu change!
LOLLIPOP KALE– Available year round, this brussel sprout- kale hybrid pictured here will help you stand out from the crowd. PERFECT fried like a brussel sprout, or served raw on a crudité board.
COKE FARM HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK– From one of our favorite partners in San Juan Baptista, we are seeing a bounty of top quality products including Fresh Dill, Leeks, Bunched Radish- French Breakfast, Round Red.
WILD FORAGED MUSHROOMS– Great variety in availability this past month, we have seen Morel, yellow foot, hedgehog, black trumpet (pictured here) and matsutake! Looking forward to a great season. Secure your fungi ASAP! Available by the 6# case.
SQUASH SEASON BABY!– Winter squash is rolling in… mouth watering array including honeynut, butternut, delicata, red kuri, acorn, sugar pie, and more!
Watch your fingers! Our knives are sharp and ready to process all your squash needs. All varieties available in 1/2″, 1/4″, and rough chops for soups and purees. Inquire for more info regarding sizing, pricing, and standing orders!
ITEM DISRUPTION – LETTUCE
All Salinas and Santa Maria growing areas were heavily affected by the major heat wave and rainy weather conditions two weeks ago. The heat affected the plants by causing tip and outer leaf burn which we have been seeing for the last week. Then, the rain soon after made the crops rot. Weather is not the only culprit to blame, growing areas are seeing yield losses due to invasive pathogens and plant viruses. Both of these factors caused a significant amount of acres to be plowed and not used for packing boxes, putting a major strain on the supply. Unfortunately, there are not many remedies to take care of these viruses besides plowing the fields and starting over. We will see crops move to Yuma, AZ around November, but that is still a few weeks away. All leaf lettuce including green leaf, butter, gem, romaine, romaine hearts, and iceberg are being affected. This will also put a strain on the pre washed and prepared items such as shredded lettuce and green leaf filets. Broccolini, broccoli crown and broccoli florets are also heavily impacted as they are also grown in these affected areas.
LOCAL APPLES, PEARS
Add apples, pomegranate, pepitas and feta cheese to our washed and chopped Winter Salad Mix for an easy side salad, or bulk it up with roasted butternut squash and a balsamic reduction for a perfect seasonal addition to your winter menus!
FINISHED FOR SEASON
JIMMY NARDELLO PEPPERS
LOCAL STONE FRUITS
LOCAL HEIRLOOM TOMATOES (ALL)
LOCAL PADRONE AND SHISHITO
LOCAL HEIRLOOM EGGPLANT
Simply sublime RASPBERRIES in house, $20.00 per case of 12/6 oz containers. Do we smell raspberry pie??
100% Organic Black Beluga Lentils, only $2.00 per pound
Community Grains Organic Red Flint Polenta, only $4.25 per pound
MEADE AND MEADE MAPLE SYRUP– Available in 250ML or gallons, this grade A 100% Pure maple syrup from the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is one of the best available. It could really warm up your customers on these chilly foggy bay area mornings!
CHEESE BOARD SEASON– Holiday season is practically here, stock up on all of our favorites ranging from Point Reyes Original Blue or Toma to a gouda style Midnight Moon from Cypress Grove! Inquire for our extensive list of Artisanal Cheeses.
Kalamata olives, nuts, crackers, and pickled peppers also all available from C&L, perfect compliments to an impeccable cheese board. Also check out our LOCAL HONEY COMB from a vendor in Berkeley, priced to sell!!
MORE TOP QUALITY CHEESE SELECTIONS
Double 8 Dairy– From Petaluma, Double 8 is known for their incredible cheeses made from their Jersey Cow and Water Buffalo milk. Available in 4 oz balls, the fresh mozzarella is incredible for Margarita Pizza and Caprese Salads.
Gina Marie Cream Cheese– Nearby in Willows, CA they are creating this creamy delight with three simple ingredients- cultured milk, cream, and salt. Simpler is definitely better in this case. Make the swap and instantly improve all your cheesecake recipes!