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Market Outlook - May 17, 2012

Local Baby Lettuces

mixed-baby-lettuce-2In our continued effort to support local farms, this week we are offering Mixed Baby Lettuces from Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. Dave Vierra farms 800 acres of seasonal, conventional and heirloom produce as well as commercial crops of hay and rye. Vierra Farm is also home to Dave's Pumpkin Patch, one of Sacramento's favorite fall attractions.

Vierra Farm

The Vierra family has been farming in the Sacramento area since 1938. They currently grow a variety of seasonal crops and grains on over 800 acres of farmland in West Sacramento and Clarksburg. Dave Vierra grows tomatoes, corn, stone fruit, heirloom watermelons, broccoli, summer and winter squash, pumpkins, and four varieties of Baby Lettuces, on a 100 acre parcel 'across the street' from the Sacramento River in Yolo County We are offering Vierra Farms Mixed Baby Lettuces packed 24 heads per case; The four varieties are as follows:

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Market Outlook - May 10, 2012

Spring / Summer Crop Timeline

summer-beansWe have recently spoken with our local growers in order to establish a harvest timeline for their seasonal crops.  These growers can usually supply us with enough product, during peak season, for all of our customers and we will always use them first.  Supply and demand will determine when we need to supplement these crops with crops from larger growers.  Some crops, such as California corn, have already started and we will be offering these crops until the local harvest starts.

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Market Outlook - May 3, 2012

del-rioProduce Express and Del Rio Botanicals have been working together for ten years to provide Sacramento area chefs and restaurant customers with a unique array of local, seasonal, and organic produce. Del Rio delivers to our warehouse five days a week and we are able to procure all items ordered within 24 hours.

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