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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 – MAY 26TH, 2017

Here’s an A to Z rundown for the week

We’re just closing out the first ½ decent week of vegetable growing weather this spring here in coastal BC.  Despite just a handful of days over 20C in all of April and May, local crops are going to start making their way to center stage over the next couple of weeks.  What and when?  Read below.

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MARKET REPORT – MAY 17TH, 2017 – SOME YEARS ARE JUST COLD

In 1964 on this date there was a string of frosty mornings with some snow falling in the Fraser Valley.  In 1986, around this time it was sleeting in Vancouver.  This morning there is fresh snow on all the local ski areas (although most are closed) and snow warnings out for the mountain passes.  Some years are just cold – including a few years in Vancouver over the last 100 years when there was actually no summer, just cool and rainy.  And in those years, as with this one, local crops are going to come slowly.  Last year was the opposite – we had BC Cherries on our price list last May long weekend and blueberries in very early June.  Not this year.  Even with hot weather on the way, it will take weeks and weeks for early plantings to catch up.

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MARKET REPORT – APR. 12TH, 2017 – JUST A QUICK UPDATE HERE

On our Peru Relief Fund.  We’re hoping to send as much $ to Peru as possible on Thursday, so they have the money right after Easter.  If you have made a pledge, can you do your best to make that happen today or tomorrow morning please?   Thanks!

Very few changes after Friday’s market report.  With most veg production moving to the general Salinas area, growers would dearly love to have a spring!  Over the last 6 weeks the daytime highs have averaged 17C – with only 4 days over 25C.  They are, to the one, crying the blues, especially after a 3 day rain event ending last night – but not much rain in the forecast for the next week, nor any heat to speak of.

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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 – JAN. 13TH, 2016 – WATCH YOUR RETAILS! And other good news

WATCH YOUR RETAILS! And other good news.

You have been consistently warned by me that the organic supply chain was in climate chaos, road chaos, El Nino chaos and just general other kinds of chaos, and the birds have come home to roost this week with substantial price changes.  WATCH YOUR RETAILS!  Some prices are adjusting Thursday by 20% or more on a selection of greens, including celery, and all sub-tropicals – tomatoes, eggplant, cukes, zucchini, cherry toms etc.  Coastal California growers can’t get machinery into fields to harvest in the mud. Unseasonal temperatures across the south have slowed growth, right down into Mexico.  Road closures from landslides and heavy rain have affected Baja north into San Diego County.  There is a virtual bidding war for some product – especially celery and cauliflower.  Sorry to start off with bad news….and here’s more.

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