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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

 


 Del Rio Botanical

***In Stock *** In Stock
Arugula- 4# Salad Mix with Petals and Herbs- 2#
Braising Mix- 4# Red Frisee Mustard- 2#
 Avocado Leaves- 50ct  Nettles- 2#
Fava Greens- 2# Red Sunchokes- 5#
   
 ***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order  *** All items below require a 48 hour pre-order
Dino Kale- 2#  Arugula Rapini- 2#
Green Mustard Frisee- 2# Starlitta- 2#
Rosemary skewers- 1# Shingiku or Garland Chrysanthum- 2#
Purple or White Sweet Potatoes- per pound Lavender du Provance- 1#
Amaranth-green- 2# Herbs- Tarragon, Rosemary Skewers, Lemon Balm, Parsley, Hop Cone Thyme- 1#
Sorrel- Wood, Lamb, French or Italian- 2# Quelete, lambs quarters- 2#
Rose or Calendula Petals- 4oz Beet Greens- 2# 
Quail Eggs- 12 count  Cress and Wrinkled Crinkled Cress- 1#
Pea Sprouts- 2#  

Riverdog Farm

***In Stock ***In Stock
Dino Kale-  **GAPPING Collard Greens- 12 bunch
King Richard Leeks- 12 bunch Black Spanish Radish- 1# 
Bloomsdale Spinach- **GAPPING Rainbow Chard- 12 bunch  **LIMITED
Scarlet Queen Turnips- 10# Green Chard- **LIMITED
Spring Onions- Red and White  Red Chard- 12 bunch 
   
***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order  ***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order 
Purple Daikon Green Mustard **LIMITED
Mixed Baby Kales- **GAPPING Red Mustard **LIMITED
Red Russian Gold Chard
   

Capay Organics

***In Stock ***In Stock
Red Chard- 12 bunch Dino Kale- 12 bunch
Rainbow Chard-12 bunch Nantes Carrots- 12 bunch
Green Chard-12 bunch   
   
***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order  ***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order 
Asparagus- 11# Kumquats- 12 pint

Twin Peaks Orchard

**We will update when stone fruit becomes available.  

Larsen Apple Barn
 ***We look forward to the fall harvest from Larsen Apple Barn.  

Dwelley Farms
**Check back in June for updates from Dwelley Farms.  

Castaneda Brothers Produce
**We will update when available.

Vierra Farms
**We will update when available.  

ray-yeung-biglieri-lfa
 **We will update when available.  

Stillwater Orchards
 **We will update when available.  

J. Marchini Farms
   
Radicchio- 12ct  
Terviso- 10ct (Mexico)  
   
***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order  
Fennel- 12ct Castelfranco- 12 ct

California Endive Farm

Belgian Endive- 10# Mixed Case- 8#
Red Endive- 8# Coraline Chicory- 3#

Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms

Oyster- 5#
White Beech-(Pre Order)- 4#
Shittake- 5# Eryngii/Trumpet Royale- 5#
Brown Beech- 4# White Beech-Pre order- 4#
 

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

      phone: (916) 446-8918
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