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June 24th, 2019 Supply Update: Driscoll’s is saying all berries are stressed as they are harvesting in 100 degree weather

California shippers are forewarning us be forgiving as product is not looking as good as usual. Driscoll’s is saying all berries are stressed as they are harvesting in 100 degree weather. For the coming week, Driscoll’s actually cut our strawberry order by 2/3’s and forecasting this to last several weeks. T&A is having to cut smaller, more tender items from orders. Items like and including Little Gem lettuce is not strong enough to ship. Taylor Farms is prorating salad mixes and spinach orders as well. Expect strawberries to be soft and leaf items to have burn around the edges. We wish it was better and stronger, but the 100 degree weather is not very forgiving and the shippers are doing the best they can. Expect prices to ease upward as supplies are very limited.

As a reminder, we have several organic lettuces coming out of our Aquaponics Greenhouse. The lettuces are tender and beautiful. One item being harvested is a baby red romaine that may be a substitute for the Little Gem. We would welcome the opportunity to show it to you.

Other local produce is starting to come in strong. Yellow squash, zucchini, blueberries, vine ripened tomatoes, green bell pepper, cucumbers and pickling cucumbers are now in stock.
More local items will be coming in every day thru the season. Please look on the last page of our price list for the category of Local Products to see current offerings. If you would like, we can also add you to the email that goes out several times a week letting you know just what is on the market in local produce. Just let us know.

Our Mr. Fresh! Precut room is busy cutting watermelon chunks, pineapple chunks, cantaloupe chunks, honeydew chunks, mixed melon combinations and more! Melon chunks are always in demand as the summer heats up and we are ready to do the job for you. We do not add any preservatives and only cut fruit to order. Just open the container and you will be ready to serve. Just let us know by 10 am one day for the next and you will see how easy it is.

We are the local distributor for Alba pastry shells, If you would like to see a sample of any item, please let us know.


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