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Events

 


September 21-23
Big 10 Owner Appreciation Discount Days

 

October 21
Annual Meeting 

 

 

 

Owner Benefit: 20% Off Organic Produce Weekend
October 25, 26, 26

Co-op + Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup  sign-up!
October 26

 

10% Off Bulk Weekend
November 1, 2, 3

Produce Notes: July 17, 2019

Missing the bursts of holiday fireworks already? Thankfully we have a mix of California grown Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes bursting with color and flavor at a Super Fresh Deal of $2.99 per pint! Pick some up for an easy snack that packs a powerful punch of nutrients like vitamins A, C, K, and potassium. There is archaeological evidence suggesting that Mesoamerican farmers cultivated the first strains of cherry tomatoes in Central America, and the genetic makeup of cherry tomatoes has remained mostly unchanged since! As with all beautiful tomatoes, make sure to store your Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes away from direct sunlight at room temperature until ripe and ready to use. 

 

Also on this week’s Fresh Deals are Green Butter Lettuce heads and Green Bell Peppers. Green Butter Lettuce is known for its sweet and tender leaves, which are great torn as salad greens or used as an edible vessel for anything scoopable! If you’re planning a meal with lettuce cups or wraps, store submerged leaves in a large bowl of cool water in the fridge to help keep the lettuce crisp after you’ve removed them from the head. Green Bell Peppers are in strong supply, while other colors are more limited, but supply is picking up! Peppers, especially hot peppers, need hot weather to grow, so this delay is another effect of spring’s cool weather. 

 

As stone-fruit summer continues, we are highlighting White Peaches and Yellow Peaches on our Fresh Deals! White Peaches are lower in acid and taste sweet whether firm or soft, making them excellent for eating out of hand or grilling. White Peaches are easily bruised and have a delicate, floral sweetness. For pure peachy flavor, however, Yellow Peaches are our go-to: the tartness of the flesh mellows as the fruit ripens, and their more intense flavor makes them wonderful in all things baked. Apricots and white nectarines are in good supply, while supply of black and red plums are expected to improve. Pluots are beginning to show up, so keep an eye out for these delicious hybrids! Part plum and part apricot, there are many differently colored varieties to get excited about. 

 

Rounding out our Fresh Deals are antioxidant-packed favorites: Blueberries and Cantaloupe! Blueberry season has ended for most of California, so these deep blue beauties come to your co-op from Oregon. The Cantaloupes, however, are 100% California melons! Try them in a savory fruit salad with cucumbers and soft fresh herbs, or freeze cantaloupe pieces and blend with coconut water for a cooling summer slushie!


Produce Notes: July 17, 2019

Missing the bursts of holiday fireworks already? Thankfully we have a mix of California grown Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes bursting with color and flavor at a Super Fresh Deal of $2.99 per pint! Pick some up for an easy snack that packs a powerful punch of nutrients like vitamins A, C, K, and potassium. There is archaeological evidence suggesting that Mesoamerican farmers cultivated the first strains of cherry tomatoes in Central America, and the genetic makeup of cherry tomatoes has remained mostly unchanged since! As with all beautiful tomatoes, make sure to store your Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes away from direct sunlight at room temperature until ripe and ready to use. 

 

Also on this week’s Fresh Deals are Green Butter Lettuce heads and Green Bell Peppers. Green Butter Lettuce is known for its sweet and tender leaves, which are great torn as salad greens or used as an edible vessel for anything scoopable! If you’re planning a meal with lettuce cups or wraps, store submerged leaves in a large bowl of cool water in the fridge to help keep the lettuce crisp after you’ve removed them from the head. Green Bell Peppers are in strong supply, while other colors are more limited, but supply is picking up! Peppers, especially hot peppers, need hot weather to grow, so this delay is another effect of spring’s cool weather. 

 

As stone-fruit summer continues, we are highlighting White Peaches and Yellow Peaches on our Fresh Deals! White Peaches are lower in acid and taste sweet whether firm or soft, making them excellent for eating out of hand or grilling. White Peaches are easily bruised and have a delicate, floral sweetness. For pure peachy flavor, however, Yellow Peaches are our go-to: the tartness of the flesh mellows as the fruit ripens, and their more intense flavor makes them wonderful in all things baked. Apricots and white nectarines are in good supply, while supply of black and red plums are expected to improve. Pluots are beginning to show up, so keep an eye out for these delicious hybrids! Part plum and part apricot, there are many differently colored varieties to get excited about. 

 

Rounding out our Fresh Deals are antioxidant-packed favorites: Blueberries and Cantaloupe! Blueberry season has ended for most of California, so these deep blue beauties come to your co-op from Oregon. The Cantaloupes, however, are 100% California melons! Try them in a savory fruit salad with cucumbers and soft fresh herbs, or freeze cantaloupe pieces and blend with coconut water for a cooling summer slushie!

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