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BALDOR'S WEEKLY PRODUCE MARKET UPDATE

[Please note: Availability & sourcing are subject to change.]

Top Stories | November 3, 2022

Late Fall Local Picks

Late Fall Local Picks

  • Locally we're starting to see evening frosts, which are bringing the fall harvest to an end. Most beans and peppers will finish their seasonal run over the next week or two. Additionally, we're transitioning several veg items, including cabbage, beets, turnips, sunchokes, and rutabaga, to storage.
  • Although the season is winding down, there are two greats you won’t want to miss. Purple-hued Norwich Meadows Farm Hinona Kabu turnips are here. They’ll arrive with edible greens attached, which we recommend removing upon arrival to retain the moisture in the turnip and help keep them fresher longer. Additionally, we’re really loving the beautiful chicories arriving to us from MA’s Kitchen Garden Farm, right now.
Domestic Citrus Starting

Domestic Citrus Starting

  • Small citrus miracles, just in time for Thanksgiving planning. We’re transitioning out of offshore citrus, and into all the domestic crops. Rising C Ranches first Stem & Leaf satsumas are expected this week, in a variety of sizes. Stickered 23 count grapefruits are in, out of Florida. Please take note: The hurricane caused larger, heavier grapefruits to fall off trees, lessening availability.
  • Rising C Ranches teeny easy peeling Kishu and daisy mandarins will arrive over the next couple of weeks. Buck Brand from Deer Creek Heights Ranch’s return is still a few weeks away, but we’re already anticipating the arrivals of their wax-free satsumas, limequats, mango oranges, and heirlooms.
Celebrate Kitchen Staples

Celebrate Kitchen Staples

  • In onion news, we’re feeling great about standard white, Spanish, and red quantities heading into Thanksgiving. And, this year, there’s a new lady in town: Rosa Bella Premium Pinks, a trial harvest from Minkus Family Farms. These pink onions have a yellowed-bronze skin and pink flesh. They’re sweet and mild, and when cooked, produce a flavor reminiscent of scallions.
Keep an Eye on Imports

Keep an Eye on Imports

  • Our team has our orders in for popular Thanksgiving items like French beans, baby carrots, snap peas, and snow peas in preparation for the holiday. Unfortunately, due to recent hurricanes hitting Guatemala, we’re anticipating reduced supply and price increases headed toward the holiday. Please keep this in mind for menu planning.
  • We do have beautiful vegetables imports coming in for everyday menus. Mexico’s cucumbers, eggplant, and fancy squash are here, and we’re expecting peppers, green beans, and hard squash next (ideal if you’ve been relying on local up until now). Dutch Runner beans from Spain, but soon from Holland, are wonderful, evergreen, and versatile. They’re excellent grilled, too.
Fruit for Fun

Fruit for Fun

  • As we head into prime fruit platter season, our team wants to make sure you have what you need to produce the best, juiciest bites around. First Fruits' Opal Apples are back, ready for all your holiday boards and platters. These yellow-skinned arrivals are non-GMO, resistant to browning, sweet, and ultra crunchy.
  • And because we know that melons are a must, no matter the season, we've been sourcing the sweetest around. Take a bite out of specialty varieties, like Desert Pride Orange Candy Melons, and extra sweet mini Solara Galias.

 

Fall Specialty Produce Planner

Fall Specialty Produce Planner

  • Just in time for fall menu planning, we’ve put together a Fall Specialty Produce Planning Guide! Based on arrival dates from previous years and ETA’s from our farm partners, these are our best predictions for fall arrivals.