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Market Outlook

Produce Express

Market Outlook - May 11, 2020

seasonal update

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Cherries: We are starting out the season with Coral Cherries from Lodi, CA. They are available by the 16# case or by the pound. Varieties such as Bing and Brooks will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting.
Pluots and Apricots: Flavor Rosa pluots from Dwelley are expected in late May with more     varieties trickling in by mid July. Local Blenheim apricots are due in the first week of June from Polestar Farm.
Mixed Medley Cherry Tomatoes: Mixed medleys are expected from Del Rio Botanicals by the end of May.
Heirloom Tomatoes: Following the schedule of years passed, local heirloom tomatoes will be available the first of July from Uncle Ray Yeung.
Squash Blossoms: Currently available from the coastal region and will be available from Del Rio the beginning of June.
Baby Squash: Baby mixed summer squash varieties are expected to arrive in the beginning of June from Del Rio.
Summer Squashes: Multiple varieties of  summer squashes are expected by the beginning of June from Maciel Farm and Dwelley Farms.
Corn: White and yellow corn are both expected from Dwelley Farm at the beginning of June.
Bloomsdale Spinach: Bloomsdale is currently gapping and expected to return in just a couple of weeks.
Summer Beans: Local summer beans are expected late May and into early June from Dwelley. Bluelakes are expected in late May, yellow wax and romano beans available early June, and cranberry beans by the middle of June.
Melons: Local varietal melons from R. Kelley Farms are forecasted to be available by mid July. Local black watermelon is expected by early July.
Peppers: Locally grown varietal peppers typically start appearing in mid June, with multiple varieties being harvested throughout  July.

twin peaks orchards

We officially have local stone fruit from Twin Peaks in Newcastle, CA! Twin Peaks Orchard was established in 1912 and has been family owned and operated for four generations. They follow the principles of sustainable agriculture, using beneficial insects to control pests and organic fertilizers to promote healthy tree growth. The goal at Twin Peaks is to pick tree ripened fruit that will reach a maximum degree of ripeness within 2-3 days after harvest.

We are currently stocking Snow Angel white peaches. The Snow Angel variety is very floral, juicy, and full of spring flavor! They are currently sold by the 18# case or by the pound. Because they are early season stone fruit, they are on the smaller, firmer side. Early season fruit are considered cling/semi-freestone, which means the flesh will stick to the pit. Several varieties of freestone peaches will follow in the coming weeks, most likely by the beginning of June. Yellow peaches are expected by the beginning of next week.

Yellow nectarines are expected in by the end of next week, beginning with Zee Fire. Zee Fire nectarines are bright, tangy, and fairly acidic.