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Market Outlook - June 28, 2018

local calrose rice

Calrose Rice is a pearly-white rice known for its sticky texture. Its naturally soft starchy structure holds flavor beautifully while maintaining texture and form. Calrose rice works well as a sushi rice, used for paella, or enjoyed as a standalone table rice. We offer a medium grain Calrose rice– please specify “Medium Grain Local White Rice” when placing your order. Available in a 50# bag, $29.75.

Calrose rice accounts for more than 80% of the California crop, with California being the second largest rice growing state in the United States. Much of the California rice crop is grown in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties. We are pleased to offer Calrose Rice that is locally grown by Pure Rice First located in Lincoln, CA. Pure Rice First is currently owned and operated by Virgina Van Dyke, whose family has been farming rice in Lincoln for five generations (since 1940). They take great pride in providing premium product to their local community and preserving local farm land.

local mt. rose potatoes (and more)

We are pleased to offer the following varieties of local and organic fresh dug potatoes:

  • Mt. Rose (Riverdog Farm)– heirlooMt. m potato with red skin and flesh; retains color when cooked. It has a sweet flavor and is deliciously moist and creamy. They are not waxy which makes them great for most uses- baked, mashed, steamed, scalloped, and uniquely colored fries and chips. Available in a 10# case.
  • Butterball (Full Belly Farm)- a Russet-type potato loved for its rich, golden flesh, buttery flavor, versatility, and long-term storability. 10# case.
  • Bintje (Full Belly Farm)- a creamy, yellow fleshed potato with thin, pale, yellow skin. Flavor is best retained when roasted, fried or made into chips, but they can also be used for potato salads and other side dishes. Available in a 10# case.
  • Organic Red French Fingerling (Full Belly Farm)- when cooked, they have a robust, nutty, earthy, and buttery flavor. Its rose colored skin is thin and smooth (no need to peel). Its flesh is creamy yellow splashed with pink; moist, firm and waxy. 25# case.

summer farmer's market 2018

Our annual Summer Farmer’s Market is just around the corner! We throw this event every summer to celebrate all things farm-to-fork and the seasonal bounty of the Sacramento Valley. It is our way of saying THANK YOU to the farmers for all their hard work throughout the year and to all the chefs who support them by buying from Produce Express! We are excited to have the following farms and restaurants participating this year! Thank you all!

Farms & Purveyors

Del Rio Botanical ● Twin Peaks Orchards ● Ray Yueng Farm ● Early Bird Farm ● Riverdog Farm ● Dwelley Farms ● Premier Mushrooms ● Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms ● California Endive ● Vierra Farm ● Full Belly Farm ● Sacramento Sprouting Co. ● Produce Alive ● Elegant Beans & Beyond ● Hodo Soy ● DiNapoli Specialty Foods ● Paradiso Foods ● Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters ● Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese ● Orland Farmstead Creamery ● Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese ● Sierra Nevada Cheese Co. ● Nicolau Farms ● Queso Salazar ● Clover Sonoma ● Z Specialty Food ● Casa Sanchez Foods ● California Olive Ranch ● Sparrow Lane Vinegar ● Tampico Spice ● Nippon Shokken ● NutHouse! Granola Company ● Mi Rancho Tortillas ● Paragary Bakery ● and more!


Espresso Metro ● Poor Red’s BBQ ● Inn at Park Winters ● Farm Land Street ● Sierra View Country Club ● Devine Gelateria ● Carlton Plaza Davis ● Pizza Supreme Being ● The Rind ● Sac City Brews ● Bella Familia Pizza ● Mulvaney’s B&L ● Kupros Bistro ● Origami Asian Grill ● Bella Bru ● Estacion DF ● Twelve 28 ● Adamo’s ● Formaggio ● Il Pizzaioli ● Tap & Vine ● Mama Kim's ● UC Davis Med Center ● Localis ● Woodlake Tavern ● Taste ● Amour de Patisserie ● Watershed ● de Vere's Irish Pub ● Veg/Thai Basil ● Auburn Alehouse


Thank you to the following partners for joining us and bringing hundreds of dollars in free raffle prizes: MAC Knife ● Stagger Lee Goods (aprons & more) ● Excalibur Dehydrators ● Placer Grown ● Various restaurant gift cards