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Pineapple Sale – this week only! 1/23 – 1/27

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NEW ITEMS:

8ct PINEAPPLE – $25.90 this week only!

25# BLOOD ORANGES

38# CHOICE MEYER LEMONS – great price!

PEARS – Bosc, D’Anjou, Red

ARTICHOKES

FRESH TURMERIC

 

UPDATE FROM OUR FARMS IN SANTA MARIA, CA & OXNARD, CA:

RAINS TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY

A cold and unstable air mass moved in Monday afternoon with rain showers and hunderstorms. Thunderstorms can produce strong down burst, periods of heavy rain, hail and lightning.
An upper-level trough will follow today (Tuesday) with more rain showers.
High pressure is then expected to build back into the region Wednesday and should produce night and morning Santa Lucia (offshore) winds and dry weather through next Sunday.

Items heavily affected so far – Romaine and Baby Arugula. Both items will be tight this week. Chefs – let me know qty’s you’ll need for the end of the week on the Arugula, and I will work to keep enough in house.

Mangos are getting further into their season, so we should start to see the Ataulfos and Tommy Atkins in the next few weeks. The Kents have been really tasty.
We are also starting to see more varieties of MX Melons coming in.

Lastly, keep in mind it’s Spring in Mexico! If you want to get a headstart on any spring items like English Peas or Green Garlic, let me know and we can start bringing those in house.

 

 

The Freight Farm has Landed!

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Our partner, Callender Farms dropped a freight farm container on site today.

With luck, we’ll harvest our first baby lettuce before the end of the year, and will start experimenting with tiny veggies soon after.

We are now the only distributor in Colorado who grows produce on-site!

Weekly Highlights – Fresh Cranberries and Pomegranates

If you missed out on the Poms earlier this week, fear not. More are arriving Thursday, along with the first round of fresh cranberries!
They’ll go quick, so if you want to get any on order ahead of time, give us a call.
Now, let’s talk about these amazing Patience Cranberries. Here’s what you need to know:

THEY FIGHT BACTERIA.

We all know cranberries can be used for the treatment of UTIs. This is because they contain compounds that act as a barrier against bacteria in your urinary tract lining. The same can be said about protecting your stomach lining, which means that they can help treat bacterial infections and ulcers.

THEY FLOAT FOR A REASON.

We’ve seen the pictures of cranberries being harvested while floating on the water, which means they have easy access to natural sunlight, thus increasing their concentration of the flavonoids called anthocyanins.  Those are a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, excellent for your cardiovascular system!

Not quite ready to jump over to Fall items on the menu? Don’t worry – there’s still plenty of LOCAL to fill your plate:

POTATOES (Red, Yellow, Russet, Fingerling) – White Mountain

HONEYCRISP APPLES – Berg Harvest

ASIAN PEARS – White Buffalo

PRUNE PLUMS – White Buffalo

FROZEN CHERRIES – Big B’s

FRESH PRESSED CIDER – Big B’s

1-LAYER TOMATOES – Huron

ROMA TOMATOES – White Buffalo

And as always, SPROUTS, HERBS, HAZEL DELL MUSHROOMS, KOMBUCHA, JUICES, VINEGARS

Weekly Highlights – Local Elephant Heart Plums, Asian Pears, Grapes and More!

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Every year, we all have to deal with this weird transitional season.
The days are still pretty warm and Summery, but we can all feel these cool nights creeping in (the Farm received it’s first MINOR frost last night, ugh.).

We do our best to keep bringing in unique specialty items that are still in season, and this is the first week where we’ve had a plethora of stunning items from both Summer’s End and Fall’s Inauguration, making for a truly remarkable selection.

The Western Slope is bringing us better and better items every week.

If you’ve yet to try the Honeycrisps from Berg Harvest out of Paonia (18.5 Brix!), you are really missing out. And of course, the Elephant Heart Plums from Plum Daisy are my top five items I look forward to every year. We are the only ones in Colorado to carry these.

I just took a bite of this Asian Pear from White Buffalo, and I had to stop writing so I could finish the whole thing. Just wow. We’ve waited two seasons for these to come back. When I first started at Grower’s Organic, this was one of the first items I tasted. I said, “That’s the best pear I’ve ever tasted. If this is what Grower’s Organic is all about, then I’m ok with that.”

Weekly Highlights – Local Honeycrisps, Prune Plums, and More!

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These honeycrisps have a brix level of 18, making them the sweetest on the market.

They were grown on Berg Harvest Orchard, which is a family fruit farm located in Paonia. It’s named for Paul Berg, who built his homestead on the property in the 1940’s.

The Prune Plums are first to market. They’re a dark blue in color with a yellow-green interior. the pit is easily removed, and flesh is low in water content yet high in sugar. They come out of White Buffalo Farm in Paonia.

Also from White Buffalo, what may be the last of the Cresthaven Peaches. The JH Hales arrive tonight!

We can’t believe Nectarines are still out there, but we just received some local cases from Kokopelli. They are SUPER sweet and ready to use.

These cool nights mean sweet corn is winding down. We received a new lot from Tuxedo yesterday, so get some while you can!