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Market Outlook - November 3, 2011

Fall Menu Redux

We started this week with Halloween and end with Daylight Savings Time and the last remaining summer crop, local tomatoes, finishes at the same time, so it is pretty safe to say that the change of season is complete. Forever anticipating seasonal change, we have been bringing in several new items for the past several weeks and we feel that it is appropriate to present them again for your consideration in this week? Market Outlook.

Locally Grown Grains - Wheat and corn flours grown, harvested and milled by Grass Valley Grains in Wheatland, Ca. White Corn Polenta, Sonora Wheat Flour (pastry flour) and Expresso Hard Red Wheat Flour (bread flour).

10#-$15.00.

Lundberg Family Farms Varietal Rice - Located in Richvale, Ca. (Butte County), the Lundberg family has been growing and harvesting rice in this area since 1937 and offers a variety of organic and eco-farmed rice and rice products. We are currently stocking Organic White, Arborio, Black Japonica, Long Brown, Organic Sushi, Christmas and Wehani Rice. Package size and price varies.

Heirloom Dried Beans - An excellent selection of freshly dried beans from Mohr-Fry Ranch, located in Lodi, Ca. The beans comprise a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures and are useful in many cooking application from cassoulets, soups, stews and salads and serve as a nutritious component in a variety of ethnic cuisines. Varieties include Black Valentine, Christmas Lima, Green Blackeye, Flageolet, Hidatsu Red, Runner Cannellini, Snow Cap, Sunset Runner, Pigeon and Pebbles. Samples available. 5#-$14.75.

Dry-Farmed Potatoes - We first offered this interesting crop in the beginning of this year as they were finishing for the season and now offer the new crop of potatoes that will continue throughout the fall and early winter. From Little Organic Farm in Marin County, these organic potatoes are best served simply seasoned and baked or mashed with skin on for rich potato flavor. German Butterball, Yellow Finn, Mountain Rose, Russian Banana and French Fingerling. 25#-$55.75.

We feel that there is a theme in these crops-grains, rice, dried beans and potatoes-seasonal, nutritional food from local farms all within 100 miles of our Sacramento warehouse. Enjoy the harvest.

Produce Express has created a Facebook page!

We have created a Facebook page as a way to keep you better informed about the products we have available at Produce Express. With your help, the page will evolve into a convenient place to share thoughts and information about local and national food related topics, current food trends, recipes and news about local chefs and restaurants. The Facebook page is also meant to compliment our weekly Market Outlook and new website, which is currently under construction. The new website will be loaded with information about our local farms and seasonal produce. In addition, you will have access to all the products we offer including dairy and cheeses, olive oil, and specialty items. We invite you to be part of the process, your participation in the process is critical to the success of the page. Please go to the Produce Express Facebook page and ?ike?us. If you have an idea, question or comment for the Facebook page, please contact Scott Rose at 916-416-4826 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your comments and feedback are important to us. We look forward to hearing from you