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NEWS FROM THE FARM

BALDOR'S WEEKLY PRODUCE MARKET UPDATE

[Please note: Availability & sourcing are subject to change.]

Top Stories | March 4, 2021

Sure Signs of Spring

Sure Signs of Spring

  • Fancy hothouse rhubarb stalks from Washington are bright red and robust. Look for Richter Farms’ rhubarb in about 10 more days.
  • Wild spring onions, with white flowers attached, though sweeter and milder, are a good prelude to ramps. The juicy flowers are great in salads, or as a garnish.
Late-Season Citrus Treats

Late-Season Citrus Treats

  • Let’s not forget about some of the best citrus offerings of the season, late as they are. Pristine Sorrento lemons from Italy are available now in both bulk and one-pound bags.
  • The first California Ruby Red grapefruits are due next week, just as the Texas crop is fading. Though they look pale outside, the interior is deep pink with good flavor.
Out of the Ordinary Organics

Out of the Ordinary Organics

Make Way for Better Melons

Make Way for Better Melons

  • Cantaloupes from Central America are making better arrivals now, with good flavor, texture, and color.
  • Honeydews have really good sugar levels with decent flavor, though the texture is a bit soft. Watermelons have crunch and color, with average sugars for this time of year.
Pepper Picks Aplenty

Pepper Picks Aplenty

  • Hothouse red sweet peppers are downright cheap, while yellow & orange are a little higher; all are great quality.
  • Field grown domestic red, green, suntan, and mini sweet peppers are this week’s stars with good pricing and plentiful supplies. Only yellows remain tight with lower yields.
Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Just in time for spring menu planning, we’ve put together a Spring Specialty Produce Planning Guide! Based on arrival dates from previous years and ETA’s from our farm partners, these are our best predictions for spring arrivals.