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Market Outlook - October 19, 2017

riverdog farm

Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell started their organic farm on 2 acres in Napa Valley in 1990. Today, the partners, their daughter, and 50 loyal employees grow an extensive variety of organic vegetables and fruits, nuts and grains and, more recently, hens and hogs, on 500 plus acres in Guinda in the Capay Valley (Yolo County). The rich creek bottom soil, summer heat and winter frost results in nearly year round crops. Riverdog produce is ‘picked to order’ and delivered to our warehouse 2-3 times per week. Available this week from Riverdog Farm: Green Chard– a hearty green, and a relative of beets, most varieties have wavy, ruffled, dark green leaves growing from a pale white rib. Available by the 12 bunch case. Red Chard– same as green chard but with red veins throughout the leaves and red stem. 12 bunch case. Rainbow Chard– a colorful mix of chards- Green, Red, Yellow, and Orange. 12 bunch case.

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Market Outlook - October 11, 2017

barsotti juice company

We are pleased to offer Apple Cider and Orange Juice from Barsotti Juice Company. Barsotti History: The Barsotti family moved to Apple Hill in 1976 to farm quality apples and pears. After a request from Raley’s to provide fresh cider to their stores, Barsotti shifted from an apple-packing operation to a wholesale cider and juice operation. The Barsotti family understands the importance of using the perfect combination of apple varieties to get the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. The Barsotti Difference: Barsotti’s presses a special blend of fresh apples from California and Washington. Their favorite varieties to juice include Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala, Gravenstein, McIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious, and Pink Lady. It takes roughly 12 pounds of apples to produce one gallon of fresh juice. Their juices are Flash Pasteurized (FP)– a method of heat pasteurization that doesn’t compromise taste and quality.

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