Archive for May, 2016
Earl’s Organic Produce is featured in Clean Power SF’s promotional video alongside residents and small businesses in San Francisco that will be receiving the benefits of Clean Power SF’s renewable energy options. Starting May 2016, all San Francisco residents and businesses will automatically receive 35% renewable energy unless they choose to opt out of service.
We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all of our San Francisco customers and fans to enroll in the Super Green Program to help our city reach its goal of becoming 100% renewably powered by 2025.
Earl’s Organic Produce is proud to be an inaugural member of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SPUC) Clean Power SF “Super Green” Program. Electing into the “Super Green” option means that our 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse is now powered by 100% certified renewable energy. Kat Vining, Earl’s Organic Produce’s Director of Human Resources & Sustainability, has long awaited the opportunity to increase Earl’s renewable energy use. With the initiation of the Clean Power SF Program, Earl’s Organic Produce can now focus on reaching our goals of becoming a zero waste and carbon neutral facility. Read more about the initial launch on our blog.
As an Exclusive Regional Vendor of Earl’s Organic Produce, we are happy to report we are seeing a major improvement in our Coliman banana supply after Hurricane Patricia wiped out a significant portion of the crop last October. The fruit has matured on the new plantings and we are seeing larger banana hands and the color of the fruit is progressing nicely which is an indicator of maturity and ripeness. Supply is strong!
As a thank you to our customers who supported our banana program through the circumstances caused by Hurricane Patricia, we are continuing our banana ad throughout the month of May.
As the first Mexican grower to obtain the Organic Fair Trade certification for bananas in 2014, Coliman Organics “goal is to provide only the best fresh bananas in the marketplace while ensuring that our teams of workers on the field can earn a decent and dignified livelihood, but more importantly, live a just and dignified life for them and their family.” Earl’s Organic is committed to partnering with Coliman Organics to bring our customers a consistent supply of high quality organic bananas year round.
The 2016 Burkart stone fruit season began last week with Tasty Rich Apriums and Super Rich Peaches arriving during the first week of May. Richard Burkart is a patient grower and only picks fruit when it is needed, resulting in full flavored fruit. An aprium is 75% apricot and 25% plum, so expect its flavor to be sweet and slightly tart. We have already moved out of Tasty Rich Apriums and Super Rich peaches from Burkart and can expect Zee Fire Nectarines and Honey Rich Apriums to arrive by the end of this week.
The first variety of California grapes, called Fireball from Anthony Vineyards, have arrived at Earl’s! This early red California grape variety is fairly unknown compared to other grape varieties such as the Red Flame and Green Sugarone. The season starts out of the Coachella Valley in May and will progress North through the San Joaquin Valley until January. Look for green grapes to arrive by mid-May.