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Market Outlook - September 09, 2021

all things local

Beans– Locally grown summer beans are available from Dwelley Farms in Brentwood, CA. Bluelake green beans, yellow wax,  romano, and cranberry shelling beans are in stock.

Corn– Brentwood yellow and white corn is available from Dwelley Farms. We occasionally bring in corn from Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. It is the same seed variety as the corn from Dwelley. 

Eggplant- Listada di Gandia Eggplant, or just Listada, and Rosa Bianca are both specialty Italian heirloom eggplants. Available from Fully Belly by the 10# case.

Peppers– Locally grown Jimmy Nardellos, a sweet and light pepper, are available from Full Belly. Local Gypsy peppers, a sweet stuffing pepper, are available from Riverdog by the 10# case.

Tomatoes- Local tomatoes are available from Yeung Farms in West Sacramento, including green, heirlooms, and true vine ripes. Local mixed cherry tomatoes are available from Durst, Riverdog, and Full Belly.

Squash– Local Delicata and Butternut are both available from Vierra Farms late this week. Next week, we are expecting more hard squash varieties from Ray Yeung, including Kabocha and Red Kurri.

Melons– The last of varietal melons are currently available from R. Kelley Farms in Sacramento, CA. We are currently offering Twice as Nice, Savor, and Ambrosia from Ron, along with a local mixed melon. Once R. Kelley Farms finishes, we will begin to source from Riverdog and Full Belly. Black seedless watermelons are available from Vierra Farms.

Pears– Delta pears are in stock from Stillwater Orchards in Courtland, CA. We are currently offering Bartlett, Red Crimson, Bosc, Comice, French Butter, and Seckel.

Stone Fruit– We are currently sourcing stone fruit from J&J Ramos in Hughson, CA near Lodi. We are currently stocking yellow and white peaches, yellow and white nectarines, pluots, and plums.
 
 
 

bridge dinner chefs

We would like to congratulate the chefs that were chosen for the 2021 Tower Bridge Dinner! The dinner is scheduled for September 12th in celebration of Farm to Fork. Hundreds of guests will gather on the Tower Bridge to enjoy a locally sourced dinner prepared by some the top chefs in the region. We are proud to work so closely with many of the showcased chefs and would like to celebrate their success. Congratulations to:
Billy Ngo– Kru Contemporary Japanese and Kodaiko Ramen
Brad Cecchi– Canon East Sacramento
Dane  Blom– Grange Kitchen & Bar
Evelyn Milate– Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
Patricio Wise– Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen
Santana Diaz– UC Davis Health
Sarah Saldana– Track 7 Brewing
Tyler Bond– Lemon Grass Restaurant