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Market Outlook - September 5, 2019

FARM TO FORK

September is Farm to Fork month, and we know just how to celebrate! Here at Produce Express we pride ourselves on remaining “Farm to Fork” from the very beginning. We treasure our long term partnerships with local farmers and chefs and our ability to help them connect with each other as easily as possible. We are fortunate to be in a region that is packed with rich agriculture. Sacramento County boasts thousands of acres of farms and ranches that grow a wide variety of crops. Each season we host numerous events that showcase local farms and purveyors. Our Farm Tours, Farmer’s Markets, and Tasting Tuesdays are full of information on where food is grown and how to find easier ways to get fresh produce into your kitchens. We encourage everyone in the service industry to attend our events.

Upcoming Events

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September 24th | Apple Hill Farm Tour–We will be visiting Larsen Apple Barn where we will be taking a tour of the apple orchard and enjoying the rich history of their farm. Then we will head over to Apple Ridge Farm where we will have a cheese tasting with Sierra Nevada Cheese. There is a large “country store” filled with delicious baked goods. Take time to explore the handmade crafts before stopping for lunch. A barbecue lunch will be provided by Apple Ridge at the orchard. The tour is expected to kick off at 8:30AM and we are expected to return to Sacramento at 2:30PM. Please contact your sales rep or our office to RSVP. You can also RSVP here.

November 6th | Fall Farmer’s Market- Celebrate the autumn season bounty! Join us for an afternoon of education and sampling. Farmer’s Markets are the opportune time to enjoy seasonal produce and meet the farmers that grow it. The market is from 10AM-1PM.

Keep an eye on future Market Outlooks and our social media for more events!

LOCALLY PRODUCED SPECIALTY ITEMS

Sonoma brinery product line 300x300Along with locally grown produce, we also stock locally produced specialty items. Here are our most recently added items:

Numi Iced Tea– Berried Treasures, High Mountain Black, Citrus Green Tea. 24ct case only

Sonoma Brinery– Whole dill pickles, dill spears, bread and butter chips, and spicy bread and butter chips. We also carry fresh sauerkraut in traditional, dill & garlic, and smokey chipotle. 2 gallon tubs

Beyond Meat Bratwursts- They sear, sizzle, and crisp just like pork. Beyond uses pea protein as their protein source. 50/3.5oz case

Sparrow Lane Vinegar– Fig balsamic, peach, and pink champagne. per gallon

TCHO Chocolate– 39% milk, 53% “serious” milk, 60.5% semi-sweet, 66% bittersweet, 68% dark chocolate, 81% extra dark, 99% unsweetened chocolate. (6.6# bags) We also carry 100% cocoa powder (4.44#) and 100% coca nibs (3.3#)

Frassinetto Flour– a unique variety of wheat with an unusually high protein content. Perfect for breads and pastas. Grain locally grown by Full Belly Farm and milled by Early Bird Farm. 10# bag

Lemon Pepper Seasoning– From Tampico Spice. 1.5# container

CELEBRATING 35 FRUITFUL YEARS

JB Trish BobProduce Express began operation in the winter of 1984 by Jim "Pops" Boyce along with his wife Barbara "Mom" Boyce. Produce Express started with the hopes of quality product at reasonable prices with exceptional service. Although it  began as a true "Mom and Pops" business with one truck, it has now grown into a 45 truck operation. We now have over 100 employees, including the 3rd generation of the Boyce family. “Pops” passed away in 2004 and “Mom” passed in 2015, but the original principles of our company remain as the foundation under the direction of their son, Jim Boyce. Jim’s two younger siblings, Bob and Trish, are also involved in managing our growing company.

We would love to express our deepest gratitude to our  customers and local farmers. We have all of you to thank for the success we have seen in our business. From Farmer’s Markets to Farm Tours, we thank you for 35 "fruitful" years and here is to 35 more!

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In memory of a Sacramento culinary icon, Biba Caggiano