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September 29, 2015 

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Commodity Updates
Keep up-to-date on how weather and other conditions across the country and the globe affect the quality, availability, and pricing of your fresh fruits and produce.
Lemons - Extreme demand exceeding supplies on all sizes and grades of lemons. We are really feeling the extent of California's drought conditions of the last couple of years, with the fruit not sizing and a high percentage of undersized fruit that goes straight to juice, leaving an extreme shortage on California lemons. The new crop in the desert has slowed down with some light rain and high humidity. There are light supplies of Chilean and Mexican lemons available. This situation will not get back to normal until around the middle of October.
Oranges - Valencia season is coming to a quick close with demand exceeding supply. The domestic navel harvest will start up in the middle of October.
Cucumbers - The voluntary recalls will undoubtedly have an impact on availability and pricing. Cucumbers will be very short for the next couple of weeks. Seashore was not affected by those recalls. >>Click here for information on the cucumber recalls<<
Broccoli - Quality continues to be fair; defects include yellow beading and rubbery texture due to recent high temperatures.



Avocados - Mexico is beginning to harvest this year's crop. Volumes are good; quality is very good. This early season fruit will have a tendency to remain green when ripe, as the skin isn't mature enough for it to darken. Color is not an indication of ripeness, pressure is. >>Click here for information on avocados<< 
Kale - Quality and availability are good. Pricing continues to be competitive.
Asparagus - Quality continues to be reported as good in all growing regions. Jumbos are lighter in availability.
Cantaloupes - California has passed its peak production. Peak size is 12-count. Quality is being reported as good, but green cast is prevalent. Demand is decent. Desert production has just started.
Honeydews - California passed its peak production; peak size is 6-count. The desert has started with light volumes and Mexico will begin towards the end of October.
Local Availability
Apples, various
...sourced locally from Frecon Farms!
Pumpkins, various
...sourced locally from Dan Schantz Farm! >> Click here for our Autumn Ornamental list <<
Harvest should begin in the next week or two. Cool nights will help with color development.
Recipe of the Week
Pumpkin Quesadillas!

2 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp ground cumin
8 8" flour tortillas
4 oz crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
In a bowl, stir pumpkin and cumin. Spread over 4 tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts. top with remaining tortillas. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-low heat. Cook quesadillas 1 at a time, turning once and adding more oil between batches, until browned, about 3 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.
(from Rachael Ray)
Featured Item
Item# 3106 -

Grown and sliced in New York by Champlain Valley Specialty Company. These apple slices are made from the highest-quality Fuji, Gala, and Empire apples. Preserved with Vitamin C and Calcium, they stay fresh for 3 weeks!
These are perfect for Kid's Menus, Cafeterias, and more!


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