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Market Outlook - February 20, 2020


SACRAMENTO SPROUTING CO.

Sacramento Sprouting Company was founded three years ago by Mathew Weber and his wife, Stephanie. After being dissatisfied as consumers, they set out to grow their own product. What once was a single shelf of sprouts has now grown into a 1,250 square foot growing space in North Sacramento, with numerous varieties of micro greens and sprouts. Using LED lighting, a hybrid hydroponic system, and organic soil, Sacramento Sprouts is able to produce high quality sprouts. Despite being costly and labor intensive, the rich soil generates superior flavors, aromas, and colors, all of which are important in micro greens. The use of high-grade soil also allows for vigorous growth without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Each variety of micro green is harvested by hand, just before delivery, twice a week. This ensures consistent and fresh product. Here at Produce Express, we carry numerous varieties of Sacramento Sprouting Company’s micro greens and sprouts. Amongst the most popular we have in stock are:

Pea Sprouts
A sweet but nutty taste with a crunchy yet succulent texture. Great eaten raw but will hold up to heat if added to a dish such as stir-fry. 4oz Bag

Sunflower Sprouts
Rich and nutty with a crunchy bite that holds up well when paired with deeper flavors. 4oz Bag

Micro Spicy Mix
A mix of at least 6 different greens including: Red Vein Sorrel, Amaranth, Purple Radish, Upland Cress, Chervil, Garnet Mustard, Red Cabbage, and Shiso. 4oz Bag

SCIABICA OLIVE OIL

The Sciabica (pronounced Sha-bee-ka) family has been cold-pressing olive oil on the same property in Modesto for over 80 years, making them the oldest producer in the United States. The artisan tradition of olive oil production was taught in Sicily, in the olive oil mills of Castelvetrano to Nicola Sciabica, the patriarch and founder of Sciabica’s California Olive Oil. Their olive oils are pressed from only California-grown olives, 100% GMO-free, sustainably farmed, and artisan-crafted in small batches. We are proud to offer the following olive oils:

Mission Trail Extra Virgin: 100% California. 100% extra virgin. 100% no gimmicks. An olive oil with a rich, fresh flavor and a smooth finish. Nutty and herbaceous, it's a fantastic olive oil for dressings and finishing dishes. 2.64 gallon “bag-in-box”

"Buttery and Sweet” Extra Virgin: A Mission variety that is similar to an Arbequina. A lush buttery flavor, with a delicate underlying touch of sweetness and subtle notes of olive blossoms. Artisan-crafted from sun-ripened black olives, this brilliant golden oil is superb as a butter replacement and enhances the flavor of pastry and cake preparation. 2.64 gallon “bag-in-box”

California Pure 90/10: 90% Refined Olive Oil and 10% virgin olive oil. Very subtle flavor that will not subtract from the recipe. Ideal for chefs that are committed to 100% olive oil but prefer to not have the olive oil flavor. Gallon or 4/1gal case

80/20 Blend: 80% USA Canola and 20% California EVOO. Delicate and clean. It has the versatility and affordability of Canola but the flavor of olive oil. Perfect for cooking, marinades, and dressings. 2.64 gallon “bag-in-a-box”

NUMI ORGANIC TEA

Numi Tea 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. We currently stock the following varieties:
 
Black Teas
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
Jasmine Green (18ct box)– green tea scented with real jasmine blossoms.
Gunpowder Green (18ct box)- full leaf, smooth green tea pearls.
 
White Teas
Orange Spice (16ct box)- white tea, real orange peel & spice.
White Rose (16ct box)- white tea and fragrant rose buds.
 
Herbal Teas (Teasans)
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 Tea
Turmeric Amber Sun (12ct box)- with rooibos, cinnamon and vanilla.
 
Cold Brew Iced Teas
Each bag brews 1 gallon of tea. Sold by the 24ct box only.
Berried Treasures– A blend of dried hibiscus, currants, pineapple, apple, cherries, and bananas for a natural sweetness.
High Mountain Black Tea– Made of the finest whole leaf, single-estate black tea leaves. Low in astringency, rich in flavor, and clean on the palate.
Citrus Green Tea– Smooth green tea infused with a refreshing lemon zest.
 
To help elevate your tea service, we will provide a complimentary tea display rack or wood chest when you buy 8 or more boxes!