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Produce update: June 19th 2015

We are getting close to the end of Washington apples and the selection will shrink to the scarce range produced in NZ and S. America.  Growers there tend to stay with apples with the longest possible storage ability, and those are mostly the five highest pressure, snappiest ones:  granny, Cripps pink, Fuji, red delicious and Braeburn, and the highest pressure varieties of gala.  We always aim for the royal or Tenroy varieties of gala, the top apple in NZ.   A surprisingly early start to BC stone fruit season with cherries and now cots available – we can hardly keep these in stock with fairly limited early harvests – same story with local berries with early harvests on the earliest variety.

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Produce updates: June 17th 2015

So Harper has finally figured out that there is climate change and says we’re going to quit burning carbon fuel by 2100. Well, Stephen, it’s here and happening big time and glad you finally got on board.  Vancouver has received 7 mm of rain in the last 6 weeks, instead of 130mm like average, and boy what a change it has made to local farming!  After decades of learning tricks to speed up growth, now people are asking how to slow things down – BC blues and raspberries are in house – another record!

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Produce update: June 12th 2015

Let’s take a run through today’s list.  Our next container of NZ apples is unloaded with a full size range of Fuji and Braeburn.   Avocado – no problem – quality continues to be excellent.  avocado prices will now start slumping as Mexico sets up to finish harvesting the current crop with new crop just a few weeks away– that coupled with massive supply now entering the global market from neighbouring Jalisco state.


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Hotshots – June 7th 2015

Dear Ones,

So we had a staff party last night.  Charmaine barbequed sausages on our new dock, Blanca’s beautiful and genius band played and Matthew’s pear and rhubarb cider made us all believe we were good dancers and a wonderful time was had by all.  At the end of my night I rode home under a bright moon in an alpaca sweater from Annie’s car because I was cold and this is a family that looks out for one another and I was noticing as I pedalled, feelings of luckiness and feeling rather blessed.  There’s nothing I like better than people who work hard and laugh loud and that is what Discovery is made of.  We’re not fancy, we’re just gold.  I hope everyone feels that way about the people you for and with, because once I read a sign on a wall that said, “work is love made visible” and I can really feel that here and it’s about the best feeling there is.  Good food.  Good work.  Good people.  Who could ask for more?

 

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Produce Update: June 5 2015

Wow!  It’s summertime coast to coast with heat warnings out for most of southern BC and balmy temperatures for most of Western Canada.  New long range predictions from 6 government agencies in the US and Canada are calling for the hottest driest summer ever for all of the West Coast, from Baja to Alaska and east to the RockiesREAD MORE

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Produce Update: June 3 2015

Stefan: Well the “local” season jumped in with a bang this week with Washington cherries and apricots arriving today. Myers Farm in Aldergrove gave us a small sampling of radishes last week which was great and then yesterday Marlene called and said we are ready to roll. They are looking at solid supply on lettuces, kale (black and green), mustards, cilantro and baby bok choy.READ MORE

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