Friday, February 20, 2015

Produce Weekend notes 2.20.15

-We have a new (to us) Apple. It's called Lady Alice. Eric V says it tastes like a grown up Honeycrisp.  


 -We've moved the organic and non-organic lemons back to the top shelf of the final cart in the middle of the aisle. It's a legacy spot for the lemons. They're unrefrigerated, yet happy to be there. This gives us more space for the bounty of citrus we're currently carrying. 

-Speaking of citrus... The TDE and the Florida navel are ending. They'll run out by the end of the weekend. For the TDE, we can spread the grapes to cover the spot.  The Florida navel are our juicing orange right now. If they run out, we think the best juicing alternative is the moro blood orange. 

-Bunched Spinach. We're having trouble getting anything worth getting. We're going to run it down and wait until we can our hands on something that our members would be interested in buying. 

-Green Bean bags. Our supplier was shorted from their supplier and therefore so were we. Anjou pears from Washington are ending. Bartlett from South America are starting soon. Likely from Argentina. 

-For all of you Napa cabbage fans... sorry, we couldn't get any for the weekend. Try savoy, eh? Same deal with shishito peppers. Tight supply. More on Monday.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekend Produce Updates - 02/13/15

Here we go... 

Pixie Tangerines. They're new (to us), they're small, they're seedless and they're very good. 

Cara Cara are back and we love them as well. 
Wikipedia has some nice things to say about them: 
 This medium sized navel is sweet and low in acid. The flavor is more complex than most navel varieties and has been described as evoking notes of cherry, rose petal, orange, and blackberry. 

My plebian palate is dull and sadly I couldn't detect the notes of rose petal. Not so dull though that I don't know a good cantaloupe when I taste one- or when Janet tells me it's good. 
It's actually called the MAG Cantaloupe, short for Magnificent. The name itself has notes of presumptuousness. Luckily, it lives up to it's name and is quite good. From Costa Rica. 
We also have some Guatemalan Golden Honeydews. They're also very good. 

The price for organic asparagus has fallen as the season progresses in Mexico and we're now carrying it alongside the non-organic asparagus. 

Watercress. We've stopped carrying the pesticide free watercress because it is no longer pesticide free. We're now carrying an organic watercress. It comes in bags and is kept near the salads.