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Market Outlook - May 24, 2012

Local White Peaches

Early season Springrose White Peaches from Twin Peaks Orchards. Twin Peaks hand picks their tree ripened stone fruit daily and we are particularly pleased with the care of handling and packaging of these premium white peaches that the farm employs.

Twin Peaks Orchards

nectarinesThis week we are receiving our first order of seasonal stone fruit from Twin Peaks Orchards. Located in Newcastle, CA. the fifth generation family farm will be supplying us with high quality peaches, nectarines and plums throughout the coming months. Twin Peaks was established in 1912 and has been family owned and operated for 100 years.

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Market Outlook - May 17, 2012

Local Baby Lettuces

mixed-baby-lettuce-2In our continued effort to support local farms, this week we are offering Mixed Baby Lettuces from Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. Dave Vierra farms 800 acres of seasonal, conventional and heirloom produce as well as commercial crops of hay and rye. Vierra Farm is also home to Dave's Pumpkin Patch, one of Sacramento's favorite fall attractions.

Vierra Farm

The Vierra family has been farming in the Sacramento area since 1938. They currently grow a variety of seasonal crops and grains on over 800 acres of farmland in West Sacramento and Clarksburg. Dave Vierra grows tomatoes, corn, stone fruit, heirloom watermelons, broccoli, summer and winter squash, pumpkins, and four varieties of Baby Lettuces, on a 100 acre parcel 'across the street' from the Sacramento River in Yolo County We are offering Vierra Farms Mixed Baby Lettuces packed 24 heads per case; The four varieties are as follows:

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Market Outlook - May 10, 2012

Spring / Summer Crop Timeline

summer-beansWe have recently spoken with our local growers in order to establish a harvest timeline for their seasonal crops.  These growers can usually supply us with enough product, during peak season, for all of our customers and we will always use them first.  Supply and demand will determine when we need to supplement these crops with crops from larger growers.  Some crops, such as California corn, have already started and we will be offering these crops until the local harvest starts.

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