Seasons are surely changing, growing areas are moving out of California, and there are A LOT of active markets. Here are some notes we need to touch on for this week…
CALIFORNIA GROWN PRODUCTS: Carrots and all root veggies love this sweater weather! Look forward to items like bunched beets, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips and celery root to start taking up a lot more space in our warehouse. Yams and sweet potatoes are also being grown locally. Sizing is great on medium through jumbo sizes. Kales are also enjoying the colder temperatures, as a lot of our favorite coastal farmers have been harvesting very flavorful varieties. At the top of the list for this week is dyno/ lacinato kale! Beautiful dark green leaves, earthy rich flavors.
TOP QUALITY HIGHLIGHTS: Hard edible squashes including sugar pie, delicata, acorn and butternut are a perfect seasonal menu item. Have you tried the honey nut squash? It is a SUPER sweet hard squash and ABOSLUTLY belongs all over your menus! Smaller in size and darker in flesh color, let us peel, clean, and dice it for you! Sourced locally from Dwelly and Coke Farms, supply will be strong and available for the next few months. Same goes for these tough to work with hard squashes, save the hassle and let us prep any variety for you!
NEW IN STOCK: We have great apples in stock now! Top two varieties this week are organic Gala and Honeycrisp grown and freshly picked in Washington. The Gala has a sweet flavor and thinner skin. The Honeycrisp has a slightly tart (crisp) flavor with a perfect sweet (honey) to finish which makes it the perfect choice to use on a cheese board, in a pie, or in a fall/winter salad! We have a great variety of fall décor including Indian corn, gourds and varietal heirloom pumpkins! Give us a call today to get the décor on your next delivery. Cranberries, pomegranates and persimmons are all started. Still a little early for the persimmons, but as the nights cool down the fruit will ripen and sweeten to perfection.
ITEMS TO WATCH: With the cold fronts happening up and down our state, we are seeing a lot of the farms packing their equipment and heading to Arizona. Over the next few weeks, we will see a very limited supply on all leaf lettuce and tomatoes. Other items that will be moving out of state include broccoli and cauliflower. Whole crowns as and processed florets and shredded options will be affected by the limited supply.
DEAL ALERTS: Mead & Mead 100% pure maple syrup taped in New England. The syrup is made to the highest of standards, producing a dark luscious color with robust flavor. Never blended, always pure! You can see and taste the quality. Delivered at $60 per gallon, samples available!
NEW ITEM SPOTLIGHT: We would like to introduce our new 100% Organic Black Beluga Lentils. This will be a staple of our legume and grains offerings. 25# sacks sold for $59.50 or 5# bags @ $14.25 are available!