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Archive for April, 2020

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 26, 2020

NEW!  Watermelon season has started out of Mexico!! Mostly mini seedless with regular seedless bins expected to start next week. Great item to promote for Cinco de Mayo! Honeydews are now available with Cantaloupes expected but the end of next week. Durondeau Pear has a golden exterior with streaks of red blush and is covered all over in a soft russet. The Durondeau is not a long term storage pear but it is amazing for fresh eating and cooking.  The light granular texture is similar to the Bosc Pear which is often used in desserts.  The Durondeau might ripen similar to the Bosc which gives less than other pears when you apply gentle pressure at the neck. Download the buyer’s notes here.

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 19, 2020

Purple sprouting broccoli offers a nutty, peppery flavor with the subtle sweetness and bitterness common to all Brassica vegetables. Purple broccoli makes a delicious raw salad to highlight the purple color. Try other fun recipes. Alta Kirsty peaches from Mexico have beautiful color and good flavor. California peaches are about a month off. Durondeau Pears have a beautiful red blush and are amazing for eating out of hand and cooking. Download the complete Buyer’s Notes each week.

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 12, 2020

Earl’s Organic is dedicated to doing our part to help people in need. Gazzali’s supermarket in East Oakland hands out bags of fresh produce to seniors, customers in need and firefighters on the front line. Alameda Food Bank is committed to serving healthy, nutritious food to those in need in their community. Record rains hit California and delay harvesting. Read what crops are affected by the rain in our latest buyer’s notes .

Record Rain in Southern California Slows Harvesting

Many days of record rain, as much as 4.5 inches in one day, have prevented  growers from getting their pickers and equipment into the field.  Compound the rain with the Easter holiday weekend that is affecting labor and we have a perfect storm.  We will be tight on Cara Cara’s, lemons and avocados from some of our growers early in the week.

Los Angeles Times Friday April 10thA cold storm that’s been lingering over Southern California for most of the week will continue to drop rain and mountain snow on the area for another day. Showers are expected to fall over Los Angeles and portions of Ventura counties for most of Friday. Heavier rain is forecast for Orange and San Diego Counties. Six days of rain in a row in downtown Los Angeles breaks a record for the number of consecutive days of rain in April since 1983. Read the full article.

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 5, 2020

Earl’s Organic and Equal Exchange, a lasting partnership. Since 2016 Equal Exchange has worked with Earl’s Organic to import Fairly Traded Organic Avocados from Mexico. In 2018 Earl’s starting bringing in Fair Trade Bananas from Ecador. Read the full story in our latest buyer’s notes.

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