STATE OF THE MARKET:
Finally feeling like fall… Weather is changing, leaves are changing, and our inventory is changing. Cooler weather and rain will help with the lettuce crops in the Salinas Valley although we believe we are all the way done with local Gem & Romaine we are looking forward to what’s in store for the next weeks and months to come.
Organic & Commodity Eggs: Avian Flu or HPAI Virus has made a big impact on the farms causing prices to rise. Not to worry though: The United States has the strongest avian influenza surveillance program in the world. Through an ongoing bird surveillance program, APHIS collects and tests large numbers of samples from birds in North America to ensure our safety.
California Lettuces: We have felt the relief this past week after a long one full of shorts and subs. The INVS virus has taken a toll amongst farmers up and down the state, completely destroying their crops. Thus causing what they have left to sky rocket in price just so they can stay afloat. In the coming weeks we will see relief from Santa Maria and Oxnard. Please stay patient during these times. We are working with farmers closely to help keep your walk ins full and customers happy.
FEATURED FARM OF THE WEEK:
HAPPY BOY FARMS : Owner Greg Beccio has been growing organically for over 20 years in the central coast region of northern California. Happy Boy Farms is based near Watsonville and tends to multiple plots of lands located in neighboring counties. Each field has a unique microclimate and soil structure, creating a multitude of growing conditions for our wide array of row crops chosen and planted specifically for each region and the changing seasons.
Featured this week : Green Chard, Rainbow Chard, Fennel, Leeks, Beets
WILD FORAGED MUSHROOMS:
Available by the 6# case
MATSUTAKI $21.99 per # // GOLDEN CHANTERLLE $23.99 per # // WHITE CHANTERLLE $23.99 per # // HEDGEHOG $20.50 per # // ask about pre ordering fresh truffles & truffle oils
NEWLY ADDED ITEMS:
Twin Girls Farms: Organic Fuji Apples, Granny Smith Apples, Kieffer Pears, Fuyu Persimmons
Dwelley Farms: Orangetti Squash, Honeynut Squash, Red Kuri Squash, Sweet Dumpling Squash
Coke Farms: Sunchokes, Celery Roots, Romano beans Local Brussel sprouts, Meyer Lemons, Valencia Oranges
JUST FINISHED ITEMS:
Black Mission figs, Early girl tomato, All stone fruit
NEWLY ADDED LOCAL CHEESE:
Plaza Mayor – 6 Month Manchego – is created using traditional French cheese making techniques that start with local milk, added cream, and a unique blend of cultures. The result is a brie style cheese that is smooth and creamy with slightly sweet, milky flavors and a velvety white rind.
Marin French – Triple cream brie – 100% fresh milk from Manchega sheep grazing in the Spanish region of La Mancha. This cheese has a particularly nutty, full flavor with a semi-hard texture. This traditional Spanish food has matured for six months, giving it a richer, distinctive taste.
HAVING STAFFING ISSUES?
We can help with knife work! With our full service prep room we can help with just about anything: Cutting onions, carrots & celery for mirepoix. Rough chops on all winter squash for soups and purees. Ask about sizing, pricing and standing orders at our Order Desk.
Office – (510) 893-9010
Please note that for guaranteed next day delivery, ALL orders for processed foods must be in by 11 AM the previous day.