Hoping you have an enjoyable holiday season!
First of all, best of the season to all of you hard-working people in the produce world – hopefully you can walk away from the stress now. Did I order enough broccoli? Will we run out of Brussels sprouts? What will I do with those 2 cases of cranberries I didn’t need, or the extra Poultry Spice clams? Well, it’s pretty well too late now for many of you, so just let it go if you can. (We’ve let go of the fact that we a few dozen extra packs of poultry blend ourselves.)
Do we really need pink pineapple? Whatever.
As we wind up to Christmas week, here’s a fast discussion about what to look forward to, and not.
Apples – little has changed, with a wide selection and fair pricing. Expect to see a few varieties move south of the border over January, and CA rooms breaking here, with CA Gala already packing.
Pictures from our recent visit to Agrofresco:
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.