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Market Outlook - May 20, 2021

Full Belly Farm - Fresh Dug Potatoes

Full Belly Farm is a 350-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley north of Sacramento. They supply us with an array of produce throughout the year, depending on the season.
This week, we are pleased to offer Fully Belly Farms fresh hand-dug potatoes. The potatoes need to be rinsed and cleaned before use as there is some dirt that remains on the skin. They are best when simply prepared with the skin left on and using minimal additional ingredients- baked whole, sliced and roasted, or mashed! We are currently stocking fresh dug potatoes in 10# cases:

Bintje- Bintje potatoes have a silky, pale yellow skin and buttery flesh. They have a very mellow flavor which is best retained when roasted, fried, or made into chips.

Yellow Finn- A great all-purpose potato with yellow flesh, creamy texture, and buttery flavor. Yellow Finns have the perfect balance of sugar and starch, which make delicious mashed potatoes, gratins, gnocchi, and salads.

We are also offering the following items from Full Belly:
Nantes Carrots– A French heirloom carrot with an almost perfectly cylindri-cal shape, rounded at the top and root ends, and are distinctly sweeter than other carrots. 24ct case only.

Green and Red Little Gem– A cross between romaine and butter lettuce with sweet, crisp leaves. Red and green are both available by the 5# case.

Speckled Lettuce– An heirloom romaine lettuce variety with a delicate flavor. The crisp leaves are pale green with maroon flakes. 24ct case only.

 

Twin Peaks Orchards

Twin Peaks Orchards, Newcastle, CA, 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.

White Peaches: We are currently stocking Snow Angel white peaches and will soon transition to the Spring Rose variety. Spring Rose white peaches are delicious but slightly more delicate than the Snow Angel. Single layer flat/pound

Yellow Peaches: We are currently stocking Spring Treat yellow peaches, a clingstone variety that is juicy with a wonderful spring time flavor. Single layer flat/pound

Nectarine Update: Yellow nectarines are expected in by early next week, beginning with Zee Fire. Zee Fire nectarines are bright, tangy, and fairly acidic.

As the season progresses, we will be stocking multiple varieties at a time and can not guarantee single variety availability. Please keep in mind that early season stone fruit is typically on the smaller, firmer side and clingstone.