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Market Outlook - February 23, 2017

Sausalito Springs Organic Watercresswatercress sausalito springs

Uniquely grown at a small farm in Sonoma County, watercress is the only crop grown at Sausalito Springs so it is safe to say they put a lot of love into every step of growing, harvesting and packaging. While conventional watercress can be found growing wild in clear, shallow streams, Sausalito Springs grows their watercress in fresh well water. Only the tops of the plant are harvested then hand cut, triple washed, hydro cooled and hand packed loose leaf in clear, plastic bags. Sausalito Springs Watercress is a live product with moisture added after packaging to promote continued growth even in the bag.

Sausalito Springs Watercress is also certified organic with high nutritional value. Watercress is a prominent member of the mustard family and contains a volatile mustard oil with compounds similar to those in radishes, giving the plant a unique peppery flavor. When properly handled, shelf life is 10-14 days. It is best stored in its original bag, kept flat and turned daily. Optimum temperature is 38 degrees. When used in restaurant containers, keep covered with wet towel. Sausalito Springs watercress is excellent in salads and sandwiches, pairs well with fish and would make a flavorful and delicate watercress ʻpesto’. 2# $37.75

Calabrese Olivescalabrese olives

Calabrese Olives are a unique variety of Sevillano olives produced, processed, and packaged by Penna Olives in Orland, CA. Calabrese Olives are cured in a salt brine for 12 to 18 months, desalted then packed with olive oil, herbs, and hot pepper flakes. Thanks to a new technology, Penna olives maintain their firmness even after curing. 2/5# case $47.75.

Click here to view additional Olive varieties that we stock from Penna Olives.

NEW PRODUCT ALERThoney in a straw hot tea

California Honeys, Fruit Spreads and Nut Butters from Z Specialty Foods are perfect for hot tea, breakfast and brunch dishes, dressings and sauces, desserts, pastries, cheeseboards, and more!

The Zeldner family has been producing these items in Woodland, CA since 1979. Their natural honey is unheated and unpasteurized, allowing the honey to retain all of its pollens and enzymes. All of their products are certified Kosher. Each honey is specific to a single floral source and geographic location contributing to their unique flavors, colors, and aromas.

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