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We all had an eventful week last week, with the CDC’s advisory on romaine lettuce out of Yuma, AZ and the recall on 200,000,000 eggs on the east coast.  These two back-to-back events created a lot of concern and conversation.  Here’s how we dealt with it.  We quickly implemented our recall policy and contacted and recovered all unused fresh-cut romaine from our customers.  Next we...

Tomatoes are still in an oversupply situation, and prices just don’t get any lower than this.

Freight rates for cross country trucks continue to climb, with new regulations on the trucking industry costing them many thousands of dollars per month, and severely limiting the amount of hours a driver can work per month.

The California Navel Orange is one of the most delicious of all fruit when it’s at peak season. 

What’s Local Now? We currently have local strawberries, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, and Sweet Potatoes.  Lots of other items coming soon!

We’re starting to see some traditional spring time items, like English Peas, Ramps, and Morels.

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Vegetable Handling | Fruit Handling

33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Alfalfa Sprouts

Broccolini

Anise (Fennel)

Brussell Sprouts

Artichoke

Cabbage

Arugula

Carrots

Asparagus

Cauliflower

Bean Sprouts

Celeriac (Celery Root)

Beans, Fava

Celery

Beans, Lima

Chard

Beets

Corn

Belgium Endive

Daikon

Bok Choy

Endive (Chicory)

Broccoli

Salsify
Escarole

Kohlrabi

Fennel

Leek

Garlic

Lettuces

Green Onions

Mushrooms

Greens, Collard

Napa Cabbage

Greens, Mustard

Parsley

Greens, Turnip

Parsnip

Herbs (Not Basil)

Radicchio

Horseradish

Radish

Jerusalem

Rhubarb

Artichoke

Rutabaga

Kale

 

40- 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Basil

Cactus Leaves

Beans, Snap

Chayote

Beans, Wax

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Pepper, Jalapeno

Ocra

Potatoes, Baking

Pepper, Bell

Potatoes, Round
   
55- 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Bitter Melon

Cassava (Yuca)

Boniato

Onions, Pearl

Calabaza

Onions, Red

Onions, Yellow

Jicama

Onions, White

Pumpkin

Ginger

Taro

Potatoes, Sweet