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As promised, Sunrise apples arrive momentarily. There are some earlier summer varieties still available. Washington starts packing Gala early next week, with B.C. 10 days after that. Still reasonable supply of Jazz, Fuji and Granny available as well. Watch for a waterfall of peaches, and our crop this year will not only be huge, but the fruit will be on the large size as well. As we run out of the last of the southern pears, Washington will also be packing Bartlett in a few days, with B.C. right on their heels. We have HUGE volumes of blues arriving tonight to cover an expected harvest gap before the later varieties colour up, and we have a risk of rain in the Fraser Valley for a couple of days as well. Every year we just shake our heads at how well California Keitt mangos sell. Expensive and flawless, these are actually worth every penny – so don’t be shy! The Baja mango season is already winding down quickly with prices and supply tightening, so the jump to California is on – and the crop size is quite small compared to last year. Melons continue to be a very exciting market, with some local available, and lots of watermelon bins from Jeff Metzler in California available. With local plum supply ramping up, we have the last shipment of California plums at excellent prices. Greens supply is stable. Watch this list grow with cherry tomatoes and other summer specialties out of the Interior over the next couple of weeks as the late summer heat turns everything on quickly. Hail hit the Similkameen again last night – this is the most brutal summer ever in these prime growing areas, and hail in August is even more unusual – but damage to ground crops is light and sporadic. This HAS to end soon. The first Washington onions of the year are arriving from Andersen – we will be back into a reasonable price range very quickly. Eastern Washington is the largest onion producing area in the West, and supply will now be strong for 10 months. A flood of local field peppers is on now, as well as a big flush from Origino – perfect for BBQ Shish kabobs. OK, they are here – the first of the German Butter potatoes – yes, this is our #1 seller, better than Yukons, even Russets. Don’t believe me? Try some!