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Market Outlook

Produce Express

Market Outlook - July 5, 2019

locally grown Summer crops

Beans- Bluelake, Romano, and Yellow Wax
Carrots– Nantes
Corn– Yellow and White
Figs– Black, Kadota, and Violette
Greens– Bloomsdale Spinach, Collards, Green Chard, Red Chard, and Rainbow Chard.
Mushrooms– White (various sizes), Shiitake, Portabella, Oyster, Crimini, Brown and White Beech, and Eryngii
Potatoes– Fresh dug Bintje and Desiree
Spring Onions– Red only
Sprouts– Alfalfa, Mung Bean, Daikon, Sno Pea, Clover, and Sunflower
Squash– Italian, Yellow, Gold Bar, Summer, Sunburst, Ronde Nice, and Grey
Stonefruit– Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, and Pluots
Tomatoes– Red Pear Cherry, Yellow Pear Cherry, Sweet 100’s, Mixed Medley Cherry, Toybox Heirlooms, and Green tomatoes


Berries– Strawberries, Raspberries
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage– Green, Red, Napa, and Bok Choy
Carrots– Baby Bunch, Baby Bunch Round, and Baby Bunch Mixed
Cauliflower– White, Purple, Orange, Broccoflower, and Caulilini
Cucumbers– Regular, English, and Pickling
Lettuce– Iceberg, Butter, Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Romaine, Baby Mixed Lettuces, Frisee, Mizuna, Little Gems, and more!
Melons– Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Crenshew, Casaba, Santa Claus, Galia, Juan Canary, Tuscan Cantaloupe, Seedless Watermelon
Radish– Baby Easter Egg and Baby French Breakfast

Annual summer farmer's Market

Our annual Summer Farmer's Market brings over 35 local farmers and chefs together to highlight the best of the season! Each chef creates a delicious bite featuring their paired farm. Get to know the people that grow your food and supply your kitchens every day!

Chefs, cooks, servers, bartenders, hosts, managers, bloggers... We welcome anyone involved in the restaurant industry to attend this free event courtesy of Produce Express! Please encourage your staff and team members to attend for the most delicious afternoon of research and development!

We are trying something new this year! We are sending out a series of 8 invitations to all of our customers. If you bring back all 8 invitations, you automatically win a $25 gift card! Make sure to ask your driver or sales rep for invitations you are missing! We will also have tons of giveaways and raffles (just showing up enters you into the raffles)!

Our list is continuously growing but we are happy to welcome the following participating restaurants:

Adamo's/ Amour de Patisserie/ AR Provisions/ Bella Bru/ Biba's/ Carpe Vino/ Celestin's/ Classique Catering/ Corner Tavern/ Dad's Kitchen/ Divine Gelateria/ Father Paddy's/ Karen's Bakery/ La Provence/ Marly n Moo/ Mulvaney's/ North Fork Chai Co/ Origami/ Paisley Cafe/ Putah Creek Cafe/ R-15/ Rudolf Steiner College/ Sac City Brews/ Savory/ Simple Pleasures/ Stonehouse/ Streetzlan/ Taste/ Watershed at the Owl/

A special thank you to our participating farms and purveyors for all their hard work to provide our chefs with great produce:

Aldon’s Leafy Greens/ California Endive/Casa Sanchez/ Chocolate Fish/ Clover Sonoma/ Del Rio/ DiNapoli/ Dragon Gourmet Mushroom/ Dwelley Farms/ Early Bird/ Elegant Beans/ Flora Fresh/ Full Belly/ Jones and Company/ Mac Knives/ Mi Rancho Tortillas/ Napa Nuts/ Nicolau Cheese/ Nippon Shokken/ Numi Tea/ NutHouse Granola/ Orland Farmstead Creamery/ Paradiso Tomatoes/ Premier Mushroom/ Paragary's Bakery/ Produce Alive/ Queso Salazar/ Ray Yeung/ Riverdog Farm/ Rue and Forseman/ Sacramento Sprouting Company/ Sciabica Olive Oil/ Sierra Nevada Cheese Company/ Sparrow Lane Vinegars/ Sonoma Brinery/ Tampico Spices/ TCHO Chocolate/ Twin Peaks

Join us in celebrating 35 years of partnerships with local farms!