MARKET REPORT – MAY 23, 2018

WEATHER UPDATEA strong late season upper-level low-pressure system moves into California late this week with light rain and drizzle expected across the Central Coast along with a deepening marine layer influencing most of coastal California. This cooler pattern with coastal drizzle looks to continue into next week. High pressure strengthens over Central Mexico with a…

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MARKET REPORT – MAY 16, 2018

WEATHER UPDATEA series if cold fronts moving into the West Coast will bring a cool down along with a deepening marine layer and coastal drizzle to Central California fields through the week. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across Central Mexico with near seasonal temperatures into next week. To the north warm temperatures will continue…

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MARKET REPORT – MAY 9, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE A cold front moving into the northwest will bring a coastal marine layer, cooler temperatures to the Central Coast into the weekend. inland regions will see breezy afternoons winds and seasonal temperatures. Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to drift across Central Mexico with warm and dry conditions expected in the northern regions into…

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MARKET REPORT – MAY 2, 2018

WEATHER UPDATEBuilding high pressure brings rapid warming out west following an exiting storm system with above average temperatures into the weekend, moderating to seasonal averages next week. A weak monsoon pattern across Central Mexico will bring continued showers and thunderstorms to the region through next week. Regions to the north will warm to well above…

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Watermelon & Berries. I am berry confused.

With the time of daylight getting a bit longer each day, school getting ready to end and the temperature becoming less chilly, I know it is getting close to summer time. Boiling temperatures while we go berry picking, mixed with a cool pool and chilled watermelon is something my children, and myself, long for beginning…

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MARKET REPORT – APRIL 25, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE A cut-off low-pressure system forming off the West Coast will bring cooler temperatures, gusty winds, along with a coastal marine layer and drizzle to California fields Friday into early next week. This will cool the entire region through mid next week when high pressure and a warming trend takes palace. Scattered showers and…

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Mangold or Swiss chard 'Rainbow' leaves isolated on white

Swiss Chard, A Nutritious Rainbow

“Deja vu! I’ve done this before!” This was my reaction when I went looking for pictures of Swiss Chard. Is this Rhubarb? Nope, but I can see how it could be mistaken for it. Maybe you have done the same. They both have long stalks and large leaves at the top but Swiss Chard has…

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MARKET REPORT – APRIL 11, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE A couple of moderate cold fronts move into Central California mid-week with rain winds and cooler temperatures into the weekend. Cooler temperatures and strong winds will impact Southern California and The southwestern desert regions into the weekend. A cold front moves across Central Mexico with moderate rain over the next few days with…

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MARKET REPORT – APRIL 4, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE A strong storm system tapping into subtropical moisture will bring significant precipitation to Central California late Thursday into the weekend. A series of weaker system move into Northern California next week. Warm and dry conditions continue across Mexico and the southwestern desert regions under a weak high pressure. Gusty winds and a slight…

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rambutan fruits isolated on white background

Rambutans, Not Sweet Gum Balls

As a child growing up in southern central United States, I remember riding my bike and walking along the sidewalk just to slip on a sweet gum ball that had fallen from the sweet gum tree. Those spiky balls were not as bad when they were green but once they had turned brown; OH MY…

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