Discovery Organics | Blog
1815
page,page-id-1815,page-parent,page-template,page-template-blog-large-image,page-template-blog-large-image-php,paged-22,page-paged-22,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-1.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.3.4,vc_responsive
 

Blog

Market Report – OCT 9TH 2015

THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

Thanksgiving Day bears a different meaning from family to family.  For some, it’s a long weekend and a social event with family travelling to the grandparent’s house or kids coming home from university.  For others, the focus is a shopping mall spree.  But for most, it is a tradition with roots going back many, many generations, centuries actually, when we celebrated the end of the harvest.

thanksgiving

 

READ MORE

0

MARKET REPORT – OCTOBER 7TH, 2015

Welcome back to summer!

After a cool and wet September, the long range El Nino forecasts for much above temperatures starting in October have kicked in.  Forecasts for the next 7 days have very warm temperatures – what are our normal highs will be the lows – with balmy conditions across BC and the Western Prairies.  Calgary Friday, normal low 0C normal high 14C, forecast low 14C, high 23C.  It hit 26C in the Fraser Valley on Monday – not quite October temperatures!  This translates to a continuing great run for producers of green veg with perfect warm and wet conditions.  Another north Pacific hurricane, (for the 3rd time in the last 2 months) has not dissolved as they nearly always do, and is aiming at our coast over the next few days, dragging with it these very warm temps and lots of warm rain.  We dedicated last Friday’s market report to the current story about ginger, and didn’t give you any other updates – so here they are:

DSC_0053

READ MORE

0

HOTSHOTS – OCT 4TH 2017

Dear Ones,

There were no Hot Shots last week because Chloe—DO YOU REMEMBER CHLOE????!?!?!?!—and I were rustling through bins of backdated lit magazines outside of the downtown Library at a lit festival called Word, because we are giant nerds.   Almost every time I’ve introduced Chloe to anyone since I met her several years ago I’ve introduced her as a librarian, which has usually gotten me a smart elbow in the ribs.  She wasn’t really a librarian I guess, even though she worked in a library while she was working here, which is what Librarians do, but the nuances of her other job were lost on me.  I’ve always thought of Chloe as a librarian because she knows everything about things in libraries.  I’m saying any of this because Chloe is not here anymore (at Disco) because she is studying to be a Librarian.  If you say something enough times, it will probably come true, and I’ve been saying that Chloe’s a librarian for at least six years, so……..

CarnivalSquash

 

READ MORE

0

MARKET REPORT – OCTOBER 2TH, 2015

Ginger!  That’s today’s conversation.

10 years ago, most organic ginger came from Hawaii, and only for part of the year.  The only option for consumers was conventional Chinese or Peruvian ginger for most of the year.

GingerBotanic

READ MORE

0

MARKET REPORT – SEPT. 30TH, 2015

 Dramatic changes on the avocado and pear fronts

A little burst of summer this week looks like it will extend to the middle of next week before more normal October weather hits everywhere – which includes a little burst of snow in the long range for Alberta early next week – which is great – cold, snowy, rainy weather always helps keep people indoors and planning a bigger Thanksgiving feast.  That means sales of yams, Russets, Brussels sprouts, cranberries all take a leap – you all know that.  It’s fun to watch how people’s eating habits change, not just on holiday weekends, but seasonally, and annually, and watching how those trends change how we all buy fresh fruit and veg to meet those changing customer tastes.

PEARvarieties

READ MORE

0

MARKET REPORT – SEPT 25TH 2015

We always buy local first.  Period.

The apple selection continues to multiply, and with harvests pushed up from normal because of the long hot summer, you should expect to see every possible variety listed by mid-October, including the highest pressure late apples – Fuji, Granny, Braeburn and possibly even Pink Lady.  Just a few nights of light frost will sweeten these up, and ground frost is in the forecast for most of next week across most Interior growing regions.  The first early BC Fuji’s are already listed.

We’re keeping bananas on special for another week – great supply from both our South American coops and such a great reaction last week, we will offer through to Oct 3 at this great low price.

1796967_681325998602376_7222806700140844020_o

READ MORE

0