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Market Outlook - June 20, 2019

brentwood corn

The first harvest of Dwelley Farms corn has arrived this week! Dwelley Family Farms is located in Brentwood, CA and is fortunate to be in a region that experiences hot days and cool nights. Their climate results in ideal growing conditions for a variety of fruits and vegetables including beans, squash, corn, stone fruit, and much more! Dwelley has been growing produce in Brentwood since 1921. With over 95 years of growing experience, the Dwelley family has truly learned how to produce healthy, fresh, and full-flavor produce. They use sustainable farming practices to cultivate their land, keeping mindful of their impact on the environment.

While corn is available year-round, local summer corn usually tastes sweeter with larger, plump kernels. The sugar in corn quickly turns to starch once it is harvested and that is why Produce Express picks up directly from Dwelley several times a week. Enjoy the summer varieties of sweet corn in succotash, salsa, salads, soups, or fresh off the cob! Available in both yellow and white, sold by the 48ct case or by the ear.

 

 

organically grown blenheim apricots

Polestar Farm is a 12-acre property nestled in the Capay region of Northern California, just east of Lake Berryessa. They are a new, family-owned, organic operation, headed by Jim and Karina Knight. When Jim and Karina purchased their land, they sought out to do more than just own an orchard. The pair hoped to create a gathering place for the community that embodied wellness while sharing their bounty. Polestar tends to over 12 hundred trees- 800 Royal Blenheim apricot trees, 400 Elegant Lady peaches, and 50 Skeena cherries. Polestar is currently the only supplier of the prized Blenheim apricot for Produce Express.
 

Blenheim apricots are rumored to be quickly disappearing from produce markets due to their fragile nature. They are petite  with green shoulders and a soft blush over their warm colored skin. Do not let their looks fool you– they are full of the coveted “apricot flavor”, even with their tinge of green. They are considered to be one of the best eating apricot varieties but also work well in desserts and jams. We are currently stocking Blenheims as our house apricot. They are available by the 12# case or by the pound.

 

Yolo county farm tour
june 24th | 8am-3pm

Join us for a field trip featuring a few Yolo County farms. We will be visiting Riverdog Farm, Polestar Farm, and Full Belly Farms on Monday, June 24th. We will meet at the Produce Express warehouse at 8AM and returning by 3PM. Transportation and lunch will be provided.
 
Polestar Farm is a 12-acre property nestled in the Capay region of Northern California, just east of Lake Berryessa. They are a new, family-owned, organic operation. Polestar tends to over 12 hundred trees, 800 of which are Blenheim Apricots. Polestar is currently the only supplier of the prized Blenheim Apricot for Produce Express.
 
Riverdog Farm is a 450-acre certified organic, diversified family farm that grows vegetables, fruits, nuts, and raises chickens and pigs. The rich creek-bottom soil, intense summer heat, and winter frost of the beautiful Capay Valley contribute to growing exceptionally tasting fruits and vegetables year-round.
 
Full Belly was founded in 1985 and is certified organic. With help from about 80 employees, the farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. The farm also has a flock of chickens and sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.
 
Seating is limited. Please RSVP with your sales representative or contact inside sales by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling our office at (916) 446-8918.