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So, here’s our start to the New Year.  I’ve rather poorly numbered each location that has been weather-affected over the past week. In general it was just friggin’ cold over a vast swath of the winter production areas.  We’ve been talking about this for weeks,...
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Hope you all had a pleasant holiday – or at least a rock solid Christmas Day if you had to work a wrap-around – closing late on the 24th and in early on the 26th. The most stupid piece of news we have today is...
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Yams. Brussels sprouts. Cranberry Sauce.  Not everyday items on most dinner plates through the year, but huge interest for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Are they in our DNA? Despite absolutely stunning changes to our social landscape over the last 2 generations, changes we couldn’t have possibly...
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A little run down before the holidays! Apples:  We will start moving to Washington apples in the next few weeks as supply from our growers thins down.  It’s not that business has been brisk, it was just a low production year for many varieties, which...
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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will remember back a few weeks ago when I showed you this: That is the Imperial Valley (top), Mexicali (south of Imperial) and Yuma on the right. You can drive east to west, and/or north...
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It’s their time to shine! There is nothing scarier for any grower than heading into the 2 week buildup for the holidays than there being shortages of lettuce, cauliflower and celery.  It’s their time to shine! There are big blank spots on lists from major...
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Let’s just fly through the list and see what makes the news! Speaking of flying – Chile is delayed again on blueberries as growers still recover from hail shatter a couple of weeks ago at least in the region where ours come from.  Expect first...
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A LITTLE MID-WEEK NEWS UPDATE ROMAINE Romaine Warning Cancelled. Nearly. Health officials have determined that all cases of E.Coli likely came from Romaine lettuce harvested in Coastal California growing regions.  No other region of California was producing and shipping Romaine at the time.  All warnings...
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How does Romaine get contaminated?  Two primary reasons.  Maybe the grower’s irrigation source water has been affected – maybe they are near a feed lot?  Maybe a raccoon drowned in their well?  Or, the grower added manure to their field to increase soil fertility and...
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Far too much to talk about today besides lettuce so limiting this to the highlights. Avocados:  After 18 days of blockades in and out of Michoacan, it’s back to business as usual.  We’ve had to wait 5 days to get fruit into a packing shed...
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