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Avocado Prices Skyrocket

Avocados

Avocado prices have increased incredibly over these past few weeks due to staggeringly low availability. The California crops have finished earlier than expected. The heatwave in California back in July damaged budding fruit on the trees, lessening the harvest substantially. This low supply leaves us in a

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Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

Everyone’s favorite tomatoes are sure hitting their stride and flowing in beautifully! We are receiving a fantastic selection from various local farms from around northern California. Check out our most recent shipment from Coke Farms in the picture above! We have various sizes available, from a larger slicer size

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Price Watch- Lemons

The price for lemons has shot up considerably in recent days.  CNBC reports that “a heatwave in Southern California’s major lemon growing region this month caused a loss of lemons and a squeeze in supplies, which has driven up wholesale prices about 40 percent or more in some

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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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