What will most likely be in Fresh Harvest for May 25th – May 29th:
Blueberries – Willowbrook Farms and Teixeira Ranch – pesticide free – 2 per box – this is the height of California Blueberry season, right now! Our local growers need our help. Blueberry growers in the San Joaquin Valley and Oregon are all either harvesting or starting their harvest. These larger growers use machines to pick their fruit and their season this year is early. Their quality and flavor are not as good as our local growers, plus their fruit is not as fresh. The prices on blueberries has fallen dramatically and our local growers cannot afford to hand pick their fruit at the lower commercial prices. For next week, Fresh Harvest is buying double volume to help out our local growers. They thank you for your support.
Avocados – Talley Farms – 2 per box – We will not have avocados the following week (June 2-5), just so you know.
Cauliflower – Beachside Farms – we’re putting it in again this week. Cauliflower is the new brussels sprouts, haven’t you heard? There are so many wonderful ways to prepare cauliflower these days.
Yellow Fingerling Potatoes – Tomorrow’s Organics – organically grown – 1.5 lbs. per box – love these potatoes!
Black Tuscan Kale – Beachside Farms
Yellow Squash – AB Fresh Farms, Santa Maria – 2 pieces per box – we thought we’d have half and half this week instead of all zucchini or all yellow – great for stir fry!
Zucchini - AB Fresh Farms, Santa Maria – 2 pieces per box
Spinach – Talley Farms – no other leaf this week except for the kale.
Orange Carrots – Talley Farms – organically grown
Green Onions – Talley Farms
Purple Radishes – Talley Farms – organically grown
What was in Fresh Harvest for May 18th – 22nd:
Blueberries – Willowbrook Farms
Raspberries – Rincon Fresh or Driscoll Berries
Cauliflower – Beachside Farms – Cauliflower has been very short in supply and we are really happy to finally have it back in our boxes!
Zucchini – Tomahawk Produce – first of the local season! We’ll be putting in about 1.5 lb. per box. (If you’ve been eating summer squash this past winter, it’s been from Mexico)
Red Kale – Beachside Farms – organically grown – a little bit different kale to try!
Lemons – Talley Farms – organically grown – 2 per box
Orange Carrots – Talley Farms – organically grown – finally, our orange carrots are back! They are the sweetest carrots we’ve tasted!
Green Onions – Talley Farms – organically grown
Avocados – Talley Farms – 2 per box
Green Butter Lettuce – Talley Farms – organically grown
Red Butter Lettuce – Talley Farms – organically grown