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fall farmer's market

wednesday, october 25 from 10am-1pm

Join us for a delicious day celebrating the seasonal bounty from dozens of local farmers and producers. We will feature a new line-up of chefs and restaurants who will be teamed with a local farm or specialty purveyor to create bites that highlight the heavy hitters of fall such as pomegranates, apples, squash and much more. Plus, your favorite specialty purveyors such as California Olive Ranch, La Tourangelle Nut Oils, and much more will be here! As with our summer market, this is a great opportunity to support your local farmers, to see and taste the bounty of the season, and talk to the hard working farmers who grew it!

The Farmer’s Market is open to all restaurant employees. We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity to educate yourself, and encourage your staff, to learn more about the ingredients that you prepare and serve daily. This event is also a great opportunity to see what your fellow chefs around town are up to. If you are a restaurant or chef who would like to participate, please contact your sales representative directly, or inside sales at (916) 956-5536 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! We look forward to seeing you there!

View pictures from all our recent events & tours HERE.

Scott Talks Apples

Produce Express sales rep Scott Rose all things local apples!

It's a great time of year to head out to Apple Hill! Here's a sample of apples thanks to our good friends at Larsen Apple Barn.

  • Braeburn - beautiful, crisp fresh
  • Granny Smith - workhorse, good for pies
  • Rome Apple - flesh is very creamy, great for salads
  • Pippen - making applesauce
  • Fuji - every day apple, school lunch

 

 

THE FAMILY

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR

You could say our love of cheese is inherited. In 1904, Great Grandfather Tobias Giacomini left Northern Italy and landed in Northern California with a dream of raising chickens and cows. Here we are, over 100 years later, and we're still a family of passionate farmers, doing what we love.

Our family's journey started in 1938 when Grandfather Waldo moved his family to Point Reyes, where Bob was raised. In 1959 with his new bride Dean, Bob purchased our dairy farm (only 3 miles north of his parent's farm) to sell milk to the local creamery. Bob and Dean started with 150 cows and raised the herd to over 500 by the mid 1990s. They also raised four daughters.

THE LAND

TAKING CARE OF WHAT TAKES CARE OF US

Our land has been very good to us and we consider it our duty and honor to return the favor. We recently installed a methane digester that converts all our methane gas  the unavoidable by product of manure– into useable energy that powers our dairy and cheese plant operations. We’ve also adopted cutting-edge technology to assist with waste management, water quality, pasture management, animal husbandry and our cheese making operation. After all, keeping our land and our environment healthy is the best way to ensure a whole new generation of Giacominis will be here on the farm, happily making cheese 100 years from now.

THE CREAMERY

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MILK

What makes our cheese at Point Reyes Farmstead so unique? The answer is simple – it’s the milk. As a true farmstead cheese producer, we use only Grade A milk from our family‘s herd of cows raised from birth right on the property where the cheese is made, which means we have complete control over its quality from start to finish. It also means you’ll never taste the same unique flavors anywhere else.

www.pointreyescheese.com

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end of an era

a note from jim mills

Hello all. You may have noticed announcements in the past several weeks that I am retiring. After over 18 years, my last day at Produce Express was Friday, August 25. Over the last several months, I have often been asked why I am retiring, and the reasons are two: because I am 70 years old, and because I can. I don't need to, I don't have to, but I am going to.

Except for a few listless semesters in college, I have been working since I was 17. If you do the math, that is 53 years and to me that is enough. I am then asked about what I am going to do when I retire and my response is that I am taking September and October off. I am told that by then I will be bored. So, if you have something you want me to do, get a hold of me around November 1 at jimmills@frontiernet.net.

I am fortunate in that I have a few good friends, a son that I am close with, a comfortable home, and, most importantly of all, a very caring wife. I wish to thank the Boyce family, in particular Jim Boyce, for the opportunity to work for Produce Express. I wish to thank the local farmers that I have met, and the multitude of restaurant chefs that I have developed relationships with through the years. And a huge shout out to the excellent Produce Express sales team! Enjoy the harvest!

Produce Express
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      Sacramento CA, 95826 USA

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