Discovery Organics | Strawberries
306
archive,paged,tag,tag-strawberries,tag-306,paged-2,tag-paged-2,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-1.7,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.5,vc_responsive
 

Strawberries Tag

HOT SHOTS – MAY 8TH, 2016

Dear Ones,
Last night I went to Casa Escobar for dinner.  Blanca was trying out one of her mother’s recipes, something whose name I don’t remember but was having to do with pork cooked in tomatoey goodness and then served with rice and tortillas and this delicious salsa that Blanca made by frying whole jalapenos in oil and then blending with a little bit of water, lime juice and salt.  Blanca is from Oaxaca.  She and Heather met they fell in love.  Last night I saw in their photo album, a photo both of their wedding, and also their first wedding, their symbolic wedding.

Hot Shots 004
READ MORE

MARKET REPORT – MAY 6TH, 2016

We are reminded, once again, of our changing climate

With this week’s on-going disaster in Fort McMurray we are reminded, once again, of our changing climate.  Earlier this week it was announced that April was not only the warmest April ever on record, from San Francisco north to Alaska, it was also warmer than the warmest ever May – so basically spring was not only record-busting, it was a month ahead of schedule – which may explain a brutally early start to the forest fire season in the Boreal forests.

-0171

 

READ MORE

MARKET REPORT – APR. 29TH, 2016

IMPORTANT NEWS FIRST:

Once again, weather is in the news, and it’s not that something awful has happened, it’s just a very unusual spring along the California Coast.  The following is from Organic Girl – and they aren’t the only salad company suffering: “unfortunately our raw product challenges will get worse before they get better.

IMG_9523

 

READ MORE

MARKET REPORT – APR. 6TH, 2016

Here’s a fast rundown on where things are at in fruit land!

You may not know it, but every sea container on international waters is very visible and tracked.  I could tell you, in an hour, if you cared, and I had the time, how many cases of apples or bananas or kilos of marble tiles are on the water, when they will arrive, and where, whether Houston or Vladivostok, who shipped them and who is receiving them.  The global fruit and vegetable trade is very, very visible – everyone knows what everyone else is importing and exporting, to the pound.  Last week, for instance I know that there were 82 containers of organic apples shipped from Peru.  Which is nothing compared to the 66,000 containers of bananas that were shipped from Ecuador, if it was an average week.  So when I say that Washington apple packers are ‘juggling’ pricing based on sales vs. inventory, they are also wary of what is arriving from South America, how many, when and to whom.  And that is what is happening right now – dwindling supplies of Washington fruit are being measured against arrivals of Southern Hemisphere fruit – especially Gala which ships at least a month earlier than others.

JW Farms 057

 

READ MORE

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.

IMG_0434

 

READ MORE

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

 

READ MORE