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Produce Express

Market Outlook - June 6, 2019

NUMI ORGANIC TEA

Produce Express has partnered with Numi Tea to elevate your tea service with uniquely blended, exceptional tasting teas. Numi blends premium full-leaf quality teas and herbs with only 100% real fruits, flowers and spices for the perfect balance of richness and nuance. All of their teas are USDA Certified Organic, Kosher, and Halal. Numi teas are packed in verified non-GMO compostable filter-paper tea bags. **If you purchase 8 or more flavors, we will provide a complimentary tea display rack or wood chest**
 
Black Teas
Hearty, robust, full-bodied and brisk flavors with high caffeine levels.
  • Aged Earl Grey (18ct box)- Assam black tea aged with real bergamot orange.
  • Breakfast Blend (18ct box)- a rich hearty blend of black teas.
Green Teas
Fresh, vegetal, nutty and grassy flavors with medium caffeine levels.
  • Jasmine Green (18ct box)– green tea scented with real jasmine blossoms.
  • Gunpowder Green (18ct box)- full leaf, smooth green tea pearls.
White Teas
White teas are the least processed teas. Their flavor is delicate, smooth, and slightly sweet with low caffeine.
  • Orange Spice (16ct box)- white tea, real orange peel & spice.
  • White Rose (16ct box)- white tea and fragrant rose buds.
Herbal Teasans
Containing no tea leaves, herbal teasans are herbs, fruits and flowers. Teasans are calming, grounding, exotic, and naturally caffeine free. Their flavor is minty, earthy, tart, sweet, floral or fruity.
  • Moroccan Mint (18ct box)- refreshing sweet mint leaves.
  • Chamomile Lemon (18ct box)- sweet flowers and bright lemon myrtle.
  • Rooibos Chai (18ct box)- warming spices and earthy vanilla tones.
  • Honeybush (18ct box)- sweet honey South African nectar.
Decaf Tea
  • Decaf Ginger Lemon (16ct box)- decaf green tea, ginger and lemongrass.
Turmeric Teas
Numi’s Turmeric blends offer rich, cleansing flavors, highlighting the ingredient’s earthy and robust  character.
  • Turmeric Amber Sun (12ct box)- with rooibos, cinnamon and vanilla.

 

lOCAL FRESH DUG POTATOES

Fresh dug potatoes are a staple of spring crops and we are excited to announce their arrival! New potatoes are distinctly different from conventional Russet or Idaho potatoes both in their flavor, moisture content, texture, and seasonal availability. Fresh potatoes are best kept refrigerated in order to prolong their shelf life. We are currently sourcing fresh dug potatoes from Full Belly Farm. Full Belly is a 400-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California. Full Belly has been farming using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.

We are currently stocking two varieties of fresh potatoes. The first is the German Butterball. German Butterballs are a russet-type potato loved for its rich, golden flesh, buttery flavor, versatility, and long-term storability. It is smaller in size compared to a russet with a rounder shape. The other variety offered is a Bintje. These particular potatoes are oblong with a thin, pale yellow skin and yellow flesh. Bintje potatoes have a very mellow flavor which is best retained when roasted, fried, or made into chips. (25# cases only)

 

PERFECT PUREE

The Perfect Puree allows chefs and bartenders to use handmade purees, concentrates, and mixers year-round without the added time and cost associated with hand-crafted purees. Perfect Puree produces an extensive variety of fruit purees and blends with exceptionally smooth consistency and brilliant flavor. Their flavors are made from the finest raw ingredients harvested at the peak of ripeness. The fruit is quickly processed and frozen to retain freshness and quality. We currently offer the following in 30 ounce containers:
  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Black Currant
  • Blackberry
  • Blood Orange
  • Blueberry
  • Caramelized Pineapple
  • Cherry
  • Coconut
  • Cranberry
  • Ginger
  • Green Apple
  • Key Lime
  • Kiwi
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pink Guava
  • Pomegranate
  • Prickly Pear
  • Raspberry
  • Sir William Pear
  • Strawberry
  • Tamarind
  • Tangerine/Mandarin
  • White Peach
  • Chipotle/Sour- a blend of mesquite, smoky, and citrus flavors.
  • El Corazon- passion fruit, blood orange and pomegranate blend.
  • Passion Colada– Adding a twist to a classic favorite, a blend of passion fruit, pineapple, and coconut.
  • Red Sangria– a mix of citrus, pear, apple, and passion fruit, inspired by the traditional punch.
  • Thai Basil & Black Pepper– a blend of citrus and Thai basil with notes of black pepper.
  • Yuzu Luxe Sour– Use this blend of yuzu, lemongrass, and kaffir lime in place of your traditional sour mix.