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We’re kind of in a transition time between seasons.  Many of the storage items like potatoes, onions, and apples are in short supply as farmers wait for the new season to begin...

Avocado markets are still a mess.  Demand outstrips supply and inventories have become depleted.

Sweet corn is plentiful with excellent quality.  It’s a great time to showcase this taste of summertime.

Blueberry production continues to decrease as we head towards the fall and end of domestic production.

Quality is improving as farmers are getting back on track and caught up in the fields.

Marginal quality coming from most squash areas has the market very high, but zucchini is plentiful and really pretty.

Most California vegetables are lower this week, with growers settling into normal summertime patterns.

Tomatoes are settling back down to more typical levels,  especially romas.  Grape tomatoes are a real bargain now.

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Local vine ripened and heirloom tomatoes are still in good volumes, though the rains have given them troubles lately.

Hot peppers and eggplants seem to be the most prevalent local vegetables currently.

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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