Unparalleled Quality,
Commitment to Service,
and Competitive Pricing.
 
 
 
Orders must be placed by 10pm for delivery the following day. Placing orders in a timely fashion enables our warehouse to fulfill orders earlier, load our trucks more efficiently, and get our drivers on the road earlier.
 
 
The minimum for delivery is $150. Maximizing orders allows our trucks to be routed more efficiently and improves delivery tomes. To make sure you're hitting this minimum, you may ask customer service for a total or place your order online.
 
 
Interested in joining our team? Seashore is looking for experienced Salesmen and CDL Drivers. For more information, you may reach out to Daz at x129 or dazg@seashoreeast.com
 
Autumn Favorites

Micro Greens

 

  

 

Edible Flowers

 

  

 

Local Apple Season!

     

 

Dairy & Egg Prices

 

 

      

Pro*Act Advantage

 

 

 

Sustainability

 

    
  

November 24, 2015 

Happy Thanksgiving!
 
We would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving and enjoyable holiday season.

Hours of Operation 
Seashore will be closed on Thanksgiving Day-- Thursday, November 26th.
 
Normal business hours will resume Friday, November 27th.
 
You may place orders for Friday delivery by 10 pm the night before through our voicemail system 609-345-3229 or online at www.seashoreeast.com
 
If Thursday is a scheduled delivery day, you may place an order for either Wednesday or Friday, which ever works best for you.

 
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.
                                                
Avocados - Mexican shipments were up last week. This new crop fruit is lower in maturity; this means is will take longer to ripen and it will not darken as much upon ripening. Ripe fruit could still be green in color as the skin isn't mature enough for it to darken. Color is not an indication of ripeness, pressure is.
 
Blueberries -  Availability has improved over recent weeks. Increased volumes are arriving from Chile as their new crop begins to ramp up. Quality is good overall.
  
Broccoli - Demand exceeds very limited supplies. Salinas is finishing up; Santa Maria continues to struggle with quality issues reducing their production to a fraction of "normal." Meanwhile, insufficient supplies are coming from Yuma to meet demand. This situation is expected to continue for several weeks.
 
Brussels Sprouts - Extremely short supply. Cool night time temperatures are ideal for Brussels sprouts; and the warm weather this summer was anything but ideal. This produced erratic sizing and the crop finishing up 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. Expect supplies to remain the same through end of December.
 
Cantaloupes - Quality is good; demand is very good. The desert finished packing last week. Offshore melons will be our source through May. Offshore growing areas had 4-6 inches of rain and this could affect arrivals in the next two weeks.

Cauliflower - Extreme demand-exceeds-supply situation; "growing  gap" will continue for several weeks. Weather-related issues have resulted in the early end in Salinas with no supplies to pull from. Supplies should begin to trickle in from the desert regions in about 2 weeks. Even then, we will see little relief as supplies will ramp up slowly at first.
  
Red Grapes - Domestic seedless are finishing up.

Honeydews - The desert is down to very light supplies with only a few clean up fields which will be finished this week. Offshore dews are arriving in small volumes.
  
Kale -  The transition from Salinas to Yuma has been a smooth one. Product is also being grown in Oxnard. Nice green color and texture is being reported from the new crop in Yuma. The market has been steady through the transition.
 
Iceberg Lettuce - Demand exceeds supplies. Although the official pull for the holiday came last week, supplies continue to be extremely tight to begin the week with all suppliers in Yuma. Escalated pricing is in effect on contract cartons and value added items. Production in Salinas, Santa Maria, and Huron has finished. There continues to be issues with quality and these issues are expected to continue throughout the rest of the year. Industry-wide defects include: seeder, light weights, small and irregular head size, puffiness, and insect damage. The weights on palletized lettuce has been ranging from 28-36 pounds.

Leaf Lettuce - Demand exceeds supplies and this will continue throughout the week. Industry-wide quality issue continue. Escalated pricing continues on all romaine items. Salinas and Huron are finished. Quality issues include: fringe burn, mildew damage, internal burn and insect damage.

Oranges - Cooler night time temps are bring on better natural color
to the oranges. Volumes will continue to be steady, if weather cooperates.
 
Pears - Washington D'anjou, Bosc, and Red Pear quality is good.
 
Strawberries - Overall volume remains light and demand is exceeding supply as California's growing regions continue to decline in production and Florida is not yet supplying enough strawberries to keep up with demand. We should see more volume coming from Florida week over week as we head into December. Fruit quality in California has improved some over recent weeks with the cooler weather in the southern growing regions.

  
 
Winter Favorites

It's time to start planning your winter menu and holiday parties!

Some guests like to bundle
up with comforting, savory dishes; while others prefer
not to over-indulge and
enjoy lighter fare. Keep
both your hearty and light offerings interesting all winter with these winter favorites...

 
Recipe Corner

Roasted Apple
Moscow Mule!
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Pink Lady apple, sliced
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
    1/2 lemon, juiced with rind reserved
    1 cup ice
    4-6 ounces ginger beer, depending on size of glass
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 425°F. Roast sliced apples for 15-25 minutes depending on size of slice and desired texture.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with vodka, lemon juice, ice, and ˝ of the roasted Pink LadyŽ apple and shake.

    Combine sugar with cinnamon on a plate. Moisten rim of glass with reserved lemon. Dip rim into cinnamon sugar mixture and lightly tap off excess.

    Pour liquid mixture into serving glass and top with ginger beer.

    Garnish: Sprinkle 3 slices of roasted Pink Lady Apple with cinnamon sugar mixture, skewer with toothpick and rest across glass.
     
    For more great apple recipes, check out: www.rainerfruit.com/recipes
        

     

    I hope you found this communication informative and interesting. Send your questions or comments to: LizG@seashoreeast.com

     

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