Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Moon Acres local spring mix

Spring has arrived, and with it our renewed support of Blue Moon Acres.  We have been enjoying their local Spring Mix for the last couple of years (coming from Albert's Organics), but now are happy to buy directly.  Blue Moon Acres is a family owned and run operation providing some of the best Spring Mix we see throughout the year.  Below are a few words from Rebecca (of Blue Moon) on what makes it so delicious:

"We devote so much thought and energy into crafting a healthy soil evironment for the greens to grow in, as soil itself is literally the bed from which the greens grow....We've updated the blend that is Blue Moon Acres Spring Mix 2013.  You'll notice more volume and color as well as a much broader array of greens than in past years (11 different greens total.)"

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Produce notes from Allen.....74 local items

On Wednesday morning (remember how hard it rained?) we received 1,830 cases of produce costing $54,028.  We are just barely into the local season but 602 of these cases came from local farms.

We also received a remarkable 265 cases of organic strawberries today, about half of the total that we need for this week (Happy Mother's Day!). The number is remarkable in that there is a strawberry shortage this week and our primary supplier could only offer 2 or 3 cases per day. Most of us have already heard about the wildfires in California.

Here is a link that shows how this is affecting the strawberry harvest:

Allen Zimmerman - Produce Buyer - General Coordinator