Produce Report: Loving the Local Goods!

Hello all and Happy Monday! The produce arrived looking great this week! Our local asparagus in particular signifies Spring is in the air! And it looks ready to eat! Sauté or grill your asparagus with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese for a quick and delicious side dish.

Also looking beautiful and colorful are the red peppers and navel oranges! Check out how vibrant these two look together. And while you may not pair them immediately, both are delicious in a salad!

Now, we’d like to write a short note about diversity in the bins.

We’ve mentioned it many times already, but feel it’s important to keep repeating.
Spring is transition time! Yes, there is less variety this time of year especially compared to summer for very legitimate reasons.

In California, many winter crops are over and summer crops have not yet begun. Locally, there is not a whole lot happening yet and what is growing and being harvested we are putting in the bins.

If we were to be more diverse this time of year, that would mean we would be buying more from Mexico and farther south in South America, which does not align with our mission.
On a positive note, it looks like we are in for a great local season and we look forward to bringing you some fantastic Washington and Oregon grown fruits and vegetables.

Eat well and enjoy!

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