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Market Outlook - October 13, 2011

Lundberg Family Farms Varietal Rice

This week we offer a full line of varietal rice from Lundberg Family Farms. Located in Richvale, Ca. (Butte County), the Lundberg family has been growing and harvesting rice in the area since 1937 and today offers a variety of organic and eco-farmed rice and rice products. The distinction between organic and eco-farm is minimal as all rice is grown according to sustainable agricultural practices. Organic rice varieties are grown, handled and processed in accordance with USDA National Organic standards, while eco-farmed varieties are grown with non-organic fertilizers and 'eco-friendly' pesticides and fungicides. We have been stocking Lundberg Arborio rice for several years and are pleased to offer the following varieties:

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Market Outlook - October 6, 2011

Fall Produce

The transition from summer to fall is upon us and this week we are offering a significant mix of fall fruits and vegetables from several local farms for upcoming menu changes:

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Market Outlook - September 29, 2011

Larsen Apple Barn

We start the first week of fall with several varieties of apples from Larsen Apple Barn, one of the many growers located in the area known as Apple Hill, in Camino, El Dorado County. The Apple Hill Growers Association, of which Larsen Apple barn is a member, is comprised of more than 50 independently owned farms and ranches that offer a variety of locally grown mountain fruit. Though the main attraction is apples and apple products-pies, jams, jellies and cider-additional businesses in Apple Hill include Christmas tree farms, restaurants and wineries. Locals and tourists alike can easily spend a day touring the area and early in the week is a great time to go as weekend traffic quickly slows down the ride. Larsen Apple Barn is the oldest family owned and operated farm in the area. Larsen offers over a dozen varieties of apples during the season as well as local peaches, pears and grapes, along with fresh apple cider, honey and pumpkins. Apple Hill apples are seasonal, the harvest running from late summer until early December. The following varieties are available this week and other varieties will follow:

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