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Market Outlook - May 23, 2018

produce alive hydro watercress

Produce Alive Watercress HydroponicWe are proud to introduce local Hydroponic Watercress from Produce Alive, available in a 1# bag! Grown in Loomis, CA (Placer County) by Erik Powell, Produce Alive Hydroponic Watercress is a succulent, leafy plant with a sweet, spicy flavor. Its unique peppery taste makes watercress a wonderful addition to a salad, paired with roasted meats or fish, pureed into soups and sauces, or sprinkled on a sandwich or pizza.

Growing 100% hydroponically allows Erik to control the environment and guarantee consistency even with poor weather. He is able to grow year round in his 4,100 square foot green house, and he uses 90% less water than traditional growing methods. Hydroponic Watercress is a live product that continues to grow in the bag after harvesting. We are delighted to now offer this great Placer Grown product! Enjoy the harvest!

clover sonoma dairy field trip

Want to explore one of Clover Sonoma’s family dairies? Join us for a field trip on Tuesday, June 12 when we visit a dairy to learn all about the cows, milking process, and land that make Clover Sonoma products so delicious and rich. We will also tour their state-of-the-art packing and distribution center. We will meet at Produce Express at 8AM for coffee and pastries, leaving promptly at 8:15AM, and returning by 3PM. Lunch will be provided as well. Please RSVP- call/text (916)956-5536 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We offer the following Clover Sonoma products:

  • Milk (whole, 2% low fat, fat free)
  • Manufacturing Cream
  • Half & Half
  • Buttermilk
  • Yogurt
  • Butter (salted or unsalted)
  • Sour Cream
  • Organics available with a pre-order by 8am on Saturday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Eggs, Milk (all), Cream, Half & Half, Yogurt, Butter (salted or unsalted), Sour Cream.

 mi rancho tortillas

Our long time tortilla provider, Mi Abuelita, recently closed its doors which led us on a search for another exceptional tortilla company. Our solution is Mi Rancho Tortillas! We are impressed by their flavor and quality and we love that Mi Rancho chooses to support local farmers and business by purchasing California ingredients. Every tortilla is uniform in shape, size, weight, and quality; and they contain subtle toast marks from their old world baking process. Now based in San Leandro, CA, Mi Rancho began as the only Mexican grocery store in Oakland in 1939, eventually being purchased by Robert Berber Sr. and Robert Berber Jr. in 1954. The father/son team expanded the grocery store and solidified Mi Rancho's place as the best place to find Mexican chiles, spices, and fresh tortillas. Eventually, things really took off when Mi Rancho began supplying tortillas and chips to local restaurants, and in 1992 began selling internationally. Today, Mi Rancho continues to be family owned and operated, combining their ancient family recipes with modern baking techniques to produce over 4.5 million tortillas a day with consistency and superior quality.

We are proud to offer the following:

Corn Tortillas

Mi Rancho corn tortillas are delicious and durable. They are made using whole grain corn cooked with lime, then stone ground into fresh masa. Fresh corn adds strength to the tortilla that holds up to preparation– no need to double up. Baking slowly allows their corn tortillas to puff up and form flavorful layers.

Flour Tortillas

 These hand-crafted flour tortillas are soft, thick, pliable, and delicious with a rich, irresistible buttery flavor. They are baked in small batches with the dough slowly proofed before being heat pressed, baked, and gently cooled for packaging.

 

  • 4” White Corn– great for soft tacos and appetizers; available in a 6/60ct case only.
  • 6” Flour– use for fajitas or soft tacos; 6/24ct case only.
  • 6” White Corn– use for enchiladas, tacos, and more; available by the 12/60ct case or by the 60ct pack.
  • 8” Flour– perfect for soft tacos, burritos, or quesadillas; available by the 5/20ct case only.
  • 5” Blended Corn (Sonora style)– made with yellow corn and wheat flour, this is the replacement for the Mi Abuelita Sonora Corn tortilla. Available by the 16/20ct case or by the 20ct pack.
  • 10” Flour– available by the 6/20ct case or by the 20ct pack.
  • White Corn Cut For Chips– a 6” corn tortilla quartered. Available by the 30# case.
  • 12” Flour– available by the 10/10ct case only.
 
  • 14” Flour– available by the 10/10ct case only.
 
  • 12” Spinach– available by the 5/10ct case only.
 
  • 12” Tomato Basil– available by the 5/10ct case only.
 
  • 12” Chipotle– available by the 5/10ct case only.

summer farmer's market - wednesday, july 18

It's that time of year again and you do not want to miss it! Our annual Summer Farmer's Market brings together over 40 local farmers and chefs to highlight the best of the season! Get to know the people that grow your food and supply your kitchens every day! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer.

Interested in participating as a featured chef? Please contact your sales rep or Marissa with inside sales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 956-5536.