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Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes January 13, 2019

Covilli Brand Organics is celebrating the official inauguration of the Health Clinic Nuchi Sansekan in Guaymas, Sonora Mexico. The clinic was funded by Fair Trade Premium Funds with a mission to deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality health care services, compassionate practitioners and state of the art equipment to the farmworkers, their families and the surrounding communities.  Read about the vision for the clinic and learn more about the community of farmworkers and their families and what this clinic means to them.

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Cold Weather Delays Harvesting Time- Earl’s Buyer’s Notes January 6th

Plants can be severely damaged if harvested before they thaw out so growers will need to wait to harvest until late morning. Most of the wet vegetable items that are grown in the desert can take quite low temperatures and will recover even when frozen. The cold weather reduces the number of hours they can harvest a day. The cold weather is preventing many farm workers from getting out in the fields early to pick. They are waiting until the weather warms up later in the morning which is affecting the amount of produce harvested. Due to the recent cold weather some growers in Coachella couldn’t even go into the fields to pick, losing a day of harvesting. Read the full weather update below. 

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Seasonal Eats

Page Mandarin’s are a cross between a Minneola tangelo and a Clementine mandarin. They are very small to medium sized with an orange red color. They are often seedless and considered one of the best tasting mandarins. They can be found as early as December through May.

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