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APPLE HILL TOUR
with larsen apple barn, barsotti juice co. & mai farms
monday, september 24 • 8am-3pm

PLACER GROWN TOUR
with twin peaks orchard, produce alive & Stone's throw farm
wednesday, oct. 17 • 8:30am-2:30pm

FALL FARMER'S MARKET
wednesday, nov. 7, 2018 • 10am-2pm

 

california endive production shortage 

california-endive-farms-belgian-endiveAs of August 24, please be aware that California Endive Farms is experiencing a severe production shortage from their white endive roots. The roots are only producing at about 25-35% of normal volume. Endive roots are grown in the summer months and harvested in the fall/winter, then stored at freezing temperatures until they are thawed and finished growing into endive. The roots that are currently being grown into endive were harvested in January. California Endive will begin to harvest their new crop roots in mid-September and hope to be back to full production by mid-October. Production of red and coraline roots are expected to remain steady throughout the shortage of white. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and will update you when supplies increase. Thank you.

week of october 9, 2017

fruits

veggies

   
  • APPLES: Apple Hill varieties available this week include: Braeburn, Fuji, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith. The following are done for the season: Jonathon, Jonagold, and Gala are done.
  • ARTICHOKES: Market slightly higher on all sizes. 18’s, 24’s, and 30’s in low-mid $30’s.
  • AVOCADO: Market continues to slide into low $60’s. We should end the week in the mid $50’s.
  • ASPARAGUS: Market easing below seasonal norms– low-mid $30’s.
  • BERRIES: Strawberries are smaller in size; overall quality has been good. Northwest Blueberries are done. South American imports considerably high. Fresh Cranberries are available by the case and 12oz package.
  • BROCCOLI: Market improving. Processors have begun pro-rating orders. Broccoli buds very tight.
  • CITRUS: Grapefruit market is very strong– low $40’s. Lemon Market down slightly- low $30’s. Lime market pushing upward into the mid $20’s. Oranges remain very scarce– market in low-mid $40’s on all sizes. California Navels are still a couple weeks away. Imported Meyer Lemons, Tangerines, and Blood Oranges are available.
  • LETTUCE: Iceberg prices have escalated into mid $40’s. Processor has also increased pricing and are pro-rating orders. Romaine and Romaine Hearts markets stronger– high $20’s. Supplies will remain very tight for several weeks.
  • MELONS: All mixed melons are done. We are still sourcing local watermelons from Vierra Farms. Cantaloupe and Honeydews are in the mid-teens.
  • SQUASH: Local growers finishing for the season. Summer, Sunburst, Ronde Nice and Toy Box Squash are done for the season. Gold Bar is very limited. Local Butternut, Kabocha, Spaghetti, and Delicata available from Ray Yeung.
  • STONEFRUIT: The last Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums are in the house. When they are gone, the season will be finished.
  • TOMATOES: California and Mexican Round finally dipping below $20’s. Market will adjust if we get poor weather. Ray Yeung will continue to harvest Heirlooms and True Vine Ripes until October 31.

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