Submitted by Purchasing Department on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 20:49
May 10, 2013
The month of May can be summed up as a time for transition;
from old to new crops and from Mexican to California produce. This is a great
time to feature new items as shoppers are eager for something fresh. Take note
of early appearing items as you plan for May displays.
Submitted by Nicole Mason; Photograph by Barbara Florez on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:03
A huge congratulations to Bi Rite Market on opening their new store and ice cream shop! If you find your self in the NOPA neighborhood, be sure to stop by 550 Divisadero Street and check them out. They are open 9am-9pm daily.
Submitted by Denise McAllan-Dekker; Photography by Julia Chandler on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:28
With brightly colored and flavored flesh, Cara Cara oranges—also
known as red flesh navels—were discovered in Venezuela in the mid-seventies, and
became available in the U.S. shortly afterwards. Cara Cara’s low acidity imparts a sweet,
aromatic taste, rendering them perfect for eating out of hand, while their zest
and juice can be used to flavor sauces.
The current Cara Cara crop should last through March, so
there’s plenty of time to order these fabulous oranges. Talk to your salesperson today!
Submitted by Denise McAllan-Dekker; Photography by Julia Chandler on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:32
Grown in Madera, Willey Farms bunched Nantes carrots bustle
with flavor and crunch, especially at this time of year. Apparently, carrots benefit from a light
frost, as cold weather causes the root to produce more sugar and juice, making
the carrot more flavorful. Because the
overall quality of carrots decline as weather warms, the Willeys only grow
carrots through May, preferring not to stretch the growing season past its
Submitted by Denise McAllan-Dekker; Photography by Julia Chandler on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:42
Originally developed in the 1970s in New Zealand, the Pink
Lady apple is a cross between Lady Williams and Golden delicious varieties. Because the Pink Lady is protected by
trademark, growers must be licensed to label their apples as Pink Lady. Otherwise, the apples are sold by their
actual varietal name Cripps Pink. Luminously pink and packing sweet-tart flavor, Cuyama
Orchard’s Pink Lady apples shine at this time of year. Located approximately 30 miles outside of
Santa Barbara in the Cuyama Valley, Cuyama Orchards currently grows about 40
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