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NEWS FROM THE FARM

BALDOR'S WEEKLY PRODUCE MARKET UPDATE

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

Top Stories | June 17, 2021

Local Takeover

Local Takeover

  • The start of Remembrance Farm’s organic, biodynamic greens, Lancaster Farm Fresh’ organic English peas, and Norwich Meadows Farms organic fava beans & Japanese cauliflower all forecast a stellar summer season.
  • Taproot Farms’ summer squash program is in full swing. Look for their organic Costata Romanesco, Zephyr & Eight Balls, all in now. Avocado squash, a new, exclusive variety, will begin next week, in limited amounts.
Mind Your Herbs

Mind Your Herbs

  • We’re thrilled to announce the first arrival of new, locally grown herbs. Square Root Farms, located on a Brooklyn rooftop, has given us exclusive distribution of their Genovese Basil, Dill, Parsley & Cilantro, all in-house within one day of picking.
  • The season for Palestine chives has ended, but we do have nice chives from Colombia, Ecuador & Canada. Also, on the local front, MA’s Eva’s Garden organic herbs are starting in full force.
The Kiss of Summer

The Kiss of Summer

  • The wonderful Dulcinea Farms’ Kiss melon program is ramping up. Golden Kiss is a Galia-Charentais cross with a tiny seed cavity; Honey Kiss has a distinct light, crisp texture & oblong shape; Limon Kiss is both sweet and tart with a hint of lemon flavor.
  • New this weekend: Sugar Kiss is enormously sweet, brixing at 16-17%, when fully ripened. Summer Kiss is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so, with creamy, mellow, light green flesh.
Salad Struggles

Salad Struggles

  • A California heat wave in the Salinas region, known as “the salad capital of the world,” is threatening shortages and quality issues on their Romaine, leaf & other head lettuces next week; look for local to fill.
  • California tender leaf will also have quality concerns, but there are more than enough local baby lettuce options for these leaves as well.
Three Cheers for Cherries

Three Cheers for Cherries

  • Though they have been decent enough the last few weeks, the real cherry season is about to hit. Crazy good conventional Washington Bing & large Ranier cherries are set to arrive this weekend.
  • Washington's organic cherries are gapping this week into next, but more will arrive the week after. For now, we still have organic California cherries in stock.
Summer Specialty Produce Planner

Summer Specialty Produce Planner

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