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

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