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MARKET REPORT – JUNE 6TH, 2017

Just a quick word to thank everyone so much for supporting an amazing year on our Agrofresco greens program for this 7 month season.  This operation is now our biggest vegetable vendor, and we’re planning on a few things to add to the program for next year.  One will be the final switchover to the “Ecocampos” labels for all products, and there will be other good news, to be announced in the future.

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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 30TH, 2016

Three things today:

1/ Happy New Year. As always we know 2 things are going to happen for 2017.  It will be better.  It always has to be better.  It’s going to be better. In whatever way that it is NOT currently better.   AND, sales will kick up substantially next week as all those New Year’s Resolutions to clean things up internally kick in.  AND maybe this year it won’t just be all about Kale!

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MARKET REPORT – NOV. 1ST, 2016

Oh YEAH!

Pictures from our recent visit to Agrofresco:

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Here’s why we’re running a huge program with Agrofresco this year!  We have about 20 primary vegetable vendors in California, who we draw from, as does everyone else across Canada, from November, when our local producers are winding down, until early June as our growers get going.   About ½ of those California growers operate along the coast of California – generally speaking in the Salinas valley, and some farther south in Oxnard. You would recognize Coke Farms, Deardorff, PureVeg labels.  Being close to the Pacific, temperatures are similar to our summer-time Fraser Valley conditions from in the early spring, and the fall.

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MARKET REPORT – MAR. 30TH, 2016

Lots to talk about!

First, it was great to have Gustavo Gaya drop in on Monday.  He planned his trip around the arrival time for a truckload of his product arriving from Mexico, and spent a couple of hours with our Receiving crew.  He wasn’t checking for quality – that was a given – he wanted to make sure the pallets were built right, and then compare his packouts to our other vendors.  He even weighed his kale bunches to see how they measured up, and when finding that the black kale was a little light, he was on the phone to his ranch and pronto!  This is the first time we have ever had a supplier from anywhere in either the US or Mexico actually come to see how things look at our end.  So that was cool.

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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 9TH 2015

No major shortages – all is good

I guess we will talk about the weather, because it is going to impact you one way or another next week.  This onslaught of winter storms that have been pounding coastal BC and bringing spring-like temperatures on the Prairies will continue for some time, but the direction is going to change, bringing storms in from farther north, and mixing with cold interior air.  Temperatures next week are expected to drop by about 8C throughout the West Coast from here south to southern California.  That is going to reduce the growing degree days by 60% – which means there will be about 1/3 the normal heat units to promote growth.

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MARKET REPORT – NOV 4TH, 2015

First off – yes we have local persimmons!

Again, thanks for bearing with us as we convert all our information to new software.  There are still some programming and learning issues, so things are out of place on some price lists, and until we can sync inventory properly, there are more listings of some commodities that we actually have – but never fear – another couple of weeks and all will be well.

First off – yes we have local persimmons – not many, but Ting at Formosa has let us have some.  Yes Persimmons grow here – if you are from Vancouver you may have walked past one.  There’s even a persimmons orchard in the Fraser Valley (conventional).  Because they can’t grow them in the Interior and only closer to the coast, and we don’t have big fruit production here, many people are reluctant to plant them because the trees aren’t that high, and are perfect fodder for deer and bears.  So until someone does a serious planting and builds 11 foot fences for deer and electric fences for bears we probably we won’t see much more in the future.

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