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March 2, 2015

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The Source:  Commodity Updates
Your source for learning how weather and other conditions across the country and the globe affect the quality, availability, and pricing of your fresh fruits and produce.

                                                

Quality issues continue to come up on many row crop items due to past weather conditions.

 

Heavy rains in the Yuma region this past weekend have slowed production to begin this week on many commodities.

 

Asparagus - Quality is good from all growing regions. Standard and large are the main packs; extra large and jumbo are light in availability.

 

Stone Fruits - Peaches supplies will be light for the next couple weeks. Nectarines are more available. Plums will continue to be heavy in the red varieties for the next couple of weeks then black will become more available.

   

For more updates on commodities:

 
Featured Item       

Item# 0553
Baby Heirloom Tomatoes
Packed 6/1# clamshells   
 
 
This Week: Only $28.75!
 
 
*Price valid through March 8, 2015.
St. Patrick's Day                
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St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17th. It's time to start thinking about your fun, festive St. Paddy's Day menu!
 
Miniature Shamrocks!
 
Various Locally Sourced Potato Varieties!
 
Hearty Root Vegetables!
Recipe of the Week
  
Baked Creamed Cabbage
 
Ingredients:
1 medium  Cabbage
3 tbsp. Butter
3 tbsp. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 cups  Milk
1/4 cup  Breadcrumbs 

Directions:
Shred cabbage. Cook for 9 minutes in boiling water. Place in a 1 1/2 quart buttered casserole dish. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and salt, and cook until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring until thick. Pour sauce over cabbage and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes or until crumbs are brown. Enjoy!
 
Serves 6.

Top of the Salad!                     
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A little something extra like a slice of dried apple or crumbled cheese goes a long way. Whether you're looking for something to dress up your everyday dinner salads or creating a new salad for your menu, let us help!

Seashore stocks a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and cheeses. Dried cranberries are a common salad component-- have you considered dried blueberries or papaya? Try something new. Most of our dried fruits and nuts are available by the pound.

Other salad lovers' favorites include:  Assorted delicate greens, chopped apples or pears, fresh berries, grilled zucchini or eggplant, roasted beets or winter squash, fresh winter citrus, sliced mushrooms, edible flowers, micro greens, bean sprouts, and fresh house vinaigrettes.

Your feedback is always welcome. Feel free to send your questions or comments to: LizG@seashoreeast.com