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Market Outlook - January 26, 2012

Totally Tuber...Dude!

german-butterball-potato-featThis week we focus on tubers. Tubers tend to be very starchy, and they are also typically rich in vitamins and minerals. This makes them an excellent addition to the human diet, which may explain why tubers have become so important in many regional cuisines. Tubers can also be prepared in a wide variety of ways, and flavored with an array of spices, making them extremely flexible additions to the kitchen. The best example of a tuber is the potato which we have all used in a number of applications. Riverdog Farm offers a variety of excellent potatoes from their organic farm located in Yolo County, just 50 miles from our warehouse. Riverdog produce is 'picked to order' and delivered to our warehouse 2-3 times per week.

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Market Outlook - January 12, 2012

mohr-fry-ranchesHeirloom Beans

We might change the baseball phrase 'the dog days of August' to the produce phrase 'the dog days of January.' Seasonal fruits and vegetables such as citrus varieties, winter squashes and root vegetables remain abundant, but there is little in the way of new crops in the market. As such, this seems like a good time to remind our customers of our selection of locally grown heirloom beans that we started carrying a few months back. Available from Mohr-Fry Ranch, located in Lodi, Ca, the beans were all planted last year in early spring and harvested at the end of the growing season.

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Market Outlook - January 5, 2012

The New Year

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Recently, one of our restaurant chefs posed the question, "What's next for Produce Express." Now seems like a good time to answer the question as this is the time of year that so many of us make all kinds of predictions and resolutions. So, in 2012 we resolve to:

Increase communication

Increase communication-Currently, we use our office and sales staff, phones and fax machine and the weekly Market Outlook to inform our customers about our produce and pricing. With the recent addition of former chef Scott Rose to our sales team, we now have four fulltime salespeople - Mike Gonzales, Jim Mills, Suzy Marty and Scott-who are knowledgeable about all of our produce and specialty items and are available to meet and discuss specific issues with regard to an individual customer's produce needs as well as detailed pricing.

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