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MARKET REPORT – MARCH 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE The cool, wet pattern will continue out west through next week as a series of storms systems sweep into California. A cut-off low-pressure system is forecast to form off the Southern California coast early next week. There is a strong flooding concern in the Ventura/Santa Barbra region due to the massive wildfires in…

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Halibut

March 9, 2018

Halibut. I had not heard of this type of fish till we were in one of our meetings at GoFresh. One of the salespeople mentioned that it was almost halibut time* and I was intrigued. What is “Halibut Time”? I’ve learned that halibut is only available for a short period once a year. And Oh…

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MARKET REPORT – MARCH 7, 2018

March 7, 2018

As we are getting close to the transition from Yuma to the Salinas Valley I have some information that may challenge us for several weeks to come. This morning we had freezing temperatures all across the growing regions in California. We are nearing the end of the Yuma growing season so the damage that was…

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Muskmelon

Muskmelon? Cantaloupe? Who are you?

March 2, 2018

Being frugally natured, I like to try and purchase my produce in season because supposedly it is less expensive that way. I went online to remind myself what fruits and vegetables will be coming out in the next few months and stumbled across a lot of produce that I had never heard of before. The…

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“I’m not a vampire. What is a blood orange?”

February 23, 2018

I love grapefruit, especially when it is ruby red and doesn’t need a sprinkle of sugar. So Yummy, I just love it! Recently someone asked me, while I was cutting into my grapefruit, if I was eating a blood orange. I thought to myself, “I’m not a vampire. What is a blood orange?” Michelle at…

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MARKET REPORT – FEBRUARY 21, 2018

February 21, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE Cold temperatures will continue across the west with just a slight chance of rain as a few moisture starved cold fronts move through. Strong winds (20-30mph) will accompany these cold fronts as they move through California this week. Mid-range forecasts bring a couple of wet, cold fronts into California next week bringing some…

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Gooseberry? Who ever heard of a Gooseberry?

February 15, 2018

At GoFresh, we can get all sorts of interesting produce from all around the world. Most recently the happy surprise was Gooseberries. I remember hearing about gooseberries, maybe from a childhood storybook, but I did not realize that they were real. They sound like something from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to me. “Gooseberries,…

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MARKET REPORT – FEBRUARY 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE A series of moisture starved cold fronts move thru California into next week with cooler temperatures and strong winds. A cut off low forming off the Southern California coast will bring isolated scattered showers from Central California into Southwestern deserts and Northern Mexico late this week. Dry and warming conditions continue across Central…

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Bananas

The 411 on the Banana 911

February 8, 2018

Over the past few weeks, the banana growing region has experienced some pretty severe weather pattern shifts. The cold fronts that we were experiencing have also affected Guatemala, Honduras, and the Mexico growing areas. Temperatures have been consistently 10F degrees lower than normal causing slowed growth, production, and harvest yields. Flooding in Costa Rica has…

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Radicchio is not Ridiculous

February 8, 2018

Think of the person you know that loves using puns even though most of the time they are not very good, at all. Well, this just happened. “I can speak Spanish.” “Really. I was not aware.” “My arm is ‘a Brussel Sprout-o’” “No. No. The correct word is ‘a brazo’. You’re ridiculous.” “But at least…

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