When are Morels coming? They are available, but with a price tag of $32lb, the price is out of reach for many. The market will ease in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Broccoli and Broccoli Crowns
Grown locally by Vierra Farm in West Sacramento, broccoli crowns have a better yield and value than the standard 18ct case of broccoli heads. Crowns are packed in 20lb case and yield close to 100%, while heads yield about 12-14 lbs.
If the rain stays away, expect to see local cherries around the first week in May.
Sometimes confused with Pea Sprouts, Pea Shoots are the edible leaves and flowers of the Pea plant. Available locally from Del Rio Botanicals in a 5lb box.
Apple season is winding down, supplies are tight on large size Fuji's and Gala's. Green Grapes will continue to rise as supplies tighten; Red Grapes remain steady. Bartlett Pears are done for the season, our house pear is now the D'Anjou. California Navel Oranges are winding down, market is stronger. Meyer Lemons are finishing, supplies are limited. Mangoes have excellent quality. California Stone Fruit should start to appear by the middle of May. Green Beans are beautiful, clean, green and California grown. Green Bell Pepper have started out of Coachella, the market is strong. Red & Yellow Bell Peppers are from Mexico, the market is tight with no relief for two weeks. California Corn has started and is fresh and clean. Italian Sweet Onions have started. Vidalia Onions start early next week. Italian Squash from Mexico and Yellow Squash from California offer excellent values. English Peas have started from Monterey County, the peas are plump and clean, supplies are good. Capay Chards are gapping for the next several weeks.