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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

 

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***PLEASE SPECIFY APPLE HILL VARIETY WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER***
Golden Delicious Apples- 40# case Fuji-40# case
Pippin-40# case Granny Smith-40# case
Asian Pears- 10# case Jonathan- **DONE**
Red Delicious- 40# case  Jonagold- **DONE**
Braeburn- 10# case or 40# case Gala Apples- **DONE**

 

stillwater orchards logo
***In Stock ***In Stock
Stark Crimson Pear- **DONE** Delta Bartletts- **DONE**
Bosc Pear- 40# case, or pound Seckel Pear- 20# case only
French Butter- 20# case only Comice Pear- 20# case only

 

ray yeung farm
Pumpkins- each (various sizes) Blue Pumpkin- each (8-12#)
French Red Pumpkin- each (8-12#) White Pumpkins- each (8-12#)
Delicata Squash- 35# case Spaghetti Squash- 35# case, or by the piece
Kogiku Squash- 35# case Kabocha Squash- 35# case
Butternut Squash- 35# case (about 10 pieces)  Purple Cherokee- 10# case
Mixed Toy Box Tomato Case- 10# case Shady Lady True Vine Ripe- 20# case
True Vine Ripe Romas- 20# case Patty's Striped- 10# case
Japanese Black Trife- 10# case Kellogg's- 10# case (**LIMITED**)
Pink Brandywine- 10# case Carolina Gold- 10# case
Yellow Brandywine- 10# case Great White- 10# case
Black Pineapple- 10# case Oxheart Striped- 10# case
Hawaiian Pineapple- 10# case Black Zebra and Giant Black Zebra- 10# case
Green Zebra- 10# case Black Prince- 10# case (**LIMITED**)

 

Acorn Squash- 35# case, or each Butternut Squash- 35# case, or each
Red Kabocha (Kuri)- 35# case Sweet Dumpling Squash- 25# case
Turban Squash- 35# case  

 

dwelley farms logo
Blue Lake Beans- 25#, or by the pound  Yellow Wax Beans- 10#, or by the pound
Romano Beans- 10#, or by the pound  French Green Beans- 10#, or by the pound 

twin peaks orchards logo
**Stonefruit season has finished early due to heat damage.**  **Persimmons will start soon**

j j ramos
***Local stone fruit is done for the season***

 

del rio botanical logo
***In Stock *** In Stock
Baby Eggplant- 2# case Lavender du Provance- 1#
Avocado Leaves- 50 ct  Baby Squash- 10# case (**LIMITED**)
Citronee' Cucumbers- 10# case Baby Mixed Squash-10# case
Armenian Cucumbers- 10# case Squash Blossoms- **DONE**
Lemon Cucumbers- 10# case Teenage Squash-20# case (**LIMITED**)
Mixed Cucumbers-10# case Arugula- 4# case
Mixed or Single Variety Medley Cherry Tomatoes- 12 pint case Braising Mix-4# case
Red Frisee- 2# case Salad Mix with Petals and Herbs- 2# case
   
 ***All items below require a 48 hour pre-order  *** All items below require a 48 hour pre-order
Pomegranates- single flat  Jujubes- specify which kind, or mixed- 5#
Strawberry Guavas- 2# Persimmons (Fuyu)- 1 layer flat (LIMITED)
Sweet Potatoes- Purple, White, or Orange- 1# Fava Greens- 2# or Pea Greens- 1#
Kale- Red Russian or Dino/Lacionata- 2# Calendula, Sunflower, Rose Petals- 4oz
Heirloom Tomatoes- 10# case Peppers (mixed varieties including Cascabelle & Padrone)- 5# case
Green Mustard Frisee- 2# case Quail Eggs- 12 count
Chard or Beet Greens- 2# case Agretti- 1# case
Nopales, Luther Burbank Spineless- 4# case Tunas aka Prickly Pear (from Nopales)- 5#
Sorrel- Wood, Lamb, French or Italian- 2# case Arugula Rapini- 2#
Horeradish Leaves- 1# Agretti- 2# case
Beet Greens- 2# case Herbs: Tarragon, Rosemary Skewers, Lemon Verbena,
Mint-Chocolate, Field, Lemon Basil, Red Basil, Holy Basil, Thai Basil (purple basil)- 1# 
Chard (red, green, or gold)- 1#  Amaranth (green)- 2#

full belly farm logo
 *Currently no offerings available*  

riverdog farm logo
Green Chard- 12 bunch case Red Chard- 12 bunch case
Rainbow Chard- 12 bunch case Scarlet Queen Turnips- 12 bunch case
Tokyo Turnips- 12 bunch case Collard Greens- 12 bunch case
Mixed Peppers- 10# case Jimmy Nardello-10# case
Padron Peppers- 5# case Gypsy Peppers- 10# case
Mixed Eggplant- 10# case Graffiti Eggplant- 10# case
Listada Eggplant- 10# case Rosa Bianca Eggplant- 10# case


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**Limited Availability **Limited Availability
Baby Mixed Lettuce- 24 count case Lola Rosa- 24 count case

j marchini farms logo
**In Stock  **In Stock
Radicchio- 12 ct case Treviso- 10ct case
Fennel- 12ct case Castelfranco- 12ct case

california endive farms logo
Belgian Endive- 10# case Mixed Case- 8#  case
Red Endive- 8# case Coraline Chicory- 3# case

dragon gourmet mushrooms logo
Oyster- 5# case
White Beech (pre-order)- 5# case
Shiitake- 5# case Eryngii/Trumpet Royale- 5# case
Brown Beech- 5# case  

castaneda produce logo
Italian Squash- 25#, or by the pound (**LIMITED**) Yellow Squash- 22# case, or by the pound (**LIMITED**)
Gold Bar Squash- 20# case, or by the #  (**LIMITED**)  

vierra farms logo
Black Seedless Watermelon- by the each Seedless Watermelon- by the each

maciel farms
Italian Squash- 25# case, or by the # (**LIMITED**) Yellow Squash- 22# case, or by the #  (**LIMITED**)
Grey Squash- **DONE** Gold Bar Squash- 20# case, or by the #  (**LIMITED**)
Tomatillo- 10# case, 40# case, or by the # Jalapeno- 10# case, 40# case, or by the #

capay organic logo
Nantes Carrots- 12 bunch case  

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!

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