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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 10TH, 2016

A fast update interspersed with fun stuff. 

Other than a current cool-down across California (temperatures a couple of degrees below normal) there isn’t much of a weather story affecting pricing, unlike prior years at this time.  Only change is that the continued flow of small volumes of local kale, chard and dandelion has come to a quick halt with all fields frozen across the Fraser Valley and south Vancouver Island.  These cold temps will end spinach and bunch carrots from Ralph’s in Mt. Vernon, and will temporarily impact leek harvest – this weather just makes them better, but they would need to be chiseled from the ground, so we’ll wait until this cold snap ends and the frozen slush has melted from his Skagit River land.  We have full listings of his product that was harvested just before this messy weather started.

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HOT SHOTS, MAR. 27TH, 2016

Dear Ones,

It’s Spring and Spring makes me think about Love.  Not love like ewey gooey romance love, but about Good Love, like seeds breaking open in the dirt Love, like lil baby animals rushing into the world Love, like the smell of sticky poplar buds riding the chilly but not cold morning breeze Love.  My friend Tess who stays with me for about one week a month and is like a sister to me came into my room this week where I was reading myself to sleep.  She said, “Are you sleeping.”

Red bartlett

 

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MARKET REPORT – MAR 16TH, 2016 – HERE’S A FAST MID-WEEK UPDATE!

Here’ a fast mid-week update!

Apple supply continues to shrink and prices continue to rise as fruit becomes more and more scarce.  And of course only the fanciest grades are allowed to be shipped into Canada, so if there are deals it’s on Fancy and lower grades, and those stay south of the line.

LondonPepping

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HOT SHOTS, JAN. 17TH, 2016

Dear Ones,

I’m sorry that there were no Hot Shots last week.  It was honestly too busy here for me to write them.  Usually I can make a cup of tea and get dreamy and write them, but darnit if I could do that last weekend.  It was not possible.

kalelacinato

 

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