The Source | October 19, 2017

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Someone asked me this week about Persimmons. She absolutely loves them and wanted to have them for her restaurant and more so to take home to her family. We started to discuss the different varieties and which one we preferred. She was only interested in Fuyu. I, on the other hand, have no real preference. Even though these are native to the Midwest, I equate them with Mangos due to their tropical taste and texture. I have seen them candied, used in the bakeshop or alongside game. They make great preserves. The bright orange color fits in well with the fall season. I enjoy them best just eating them fresh. If I want to dress it up I will accompany the Persimmon with a good Cheddar.

Looking for something to dress up your cheeseboard? Fuyu Persimmons 22 ct is item 24579, Fuyu volume packed are 24581. If you like the Hachiya variety they are 24582.

-Peter Ross, Salesperson


Next Week’s Local List

Item

Num

Pack

Grower

State

Organic Apples Fuji

24951

40#

First Fruits

WA

Organic Gala

24055

40#

First Fruits

WA

Organic Jazz

24735

40#

Enza

WA

Organic Jonagold

24383

40#

Columbia Valley Fruits

WA

Organic Apples Golden Delicious

24296

40#

First Fruits

WA

Organic Granny Smith

24305

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA

Organic Honeycrisp

24307

40#

First Fruits

WA

Organic Dandelion reds

20728

12ct

Ralph’s

WA

Organic Broccoli

20360

14ct

Valley pride

Organic Beets

20258

24ct

Ralph’s

WA

Organic Gold Beets

20245

24ct

Ralph’s

WA

Organic Cauliflower

24778

12ct

Valley Pride

WA

Organic Cilantro

20612

30ct

Siri

OR

Organic Collard Greens

20643

24ct

Ralphs

WA

Organic Cucumber

20706

36ct

Treehouse

WA

Organic Red Chard

20528

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Rainbow Chard

20523

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Green Chard

20520

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Fennel

20911

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Ralphs

WA

Organic Green Cabbage

20394

45#

Siri & Sons/Ralphs

OR/WA

Organic Red Cabbage

20407

45#

Siri & Sons/Ralphs

OR/WA

Organic Kale Green

21289

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Kale Lacinato

21293

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Kale Purple

21295

24ct

Siri/Ralph’s/Willie Green/Dharma Ridge

OR/WA

Organic Leeks

21336

20#

Ralphs

WA

Organic Lettuce Green

21382

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Lettuce Red

21406

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Lettuce Romaine

21423

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Mustard Greens

25134

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Nectarine

24433

48/50ct

First Fruits

WA

Organic Green Onion

21747

48ct

Ralphs/Siri

WA/OR

Organic Parsley

21884

30ct

Cal Farms/Siri

OR

Organic Parsley Italian

21887

30ct

Cal Farms/Siri

OR

Organic Parsnip

22443

25#

Montecucco

OR

Organic Peach

23970

48/50ct

First Fruits

WA

Organic Pear Anjou

24348

70/80ct

Chelan Fresh

WA

Organic Pear Bartlett

24351

80/90ct

Chelan Fresh

WA

Organic Pear Bosc

22052

80/90ct

Chelan Fresh

WA

Organic Pear Starkrimson

24682

22#

Columbia Valley Fruits

OR

Organic Mini Pepper

24355

6/1.5#

Siri

OR

Organic Pluot

25991

20#

Chelan Fresh

WA

Organic Radish

22533

24ct

Dharma Ridge/Siri

WA/OR

Organic Spinach

22724

24ct

Siri

OR

Organic Squash Italian

22919

20#

Mustard Seed

OR

Organic Squash Yellow

22894

20#

Mustard Seed

OR

Organic Turnip

23074

25#

Dharma Ridge

WA

Organic Yellow Onions

21804

40#

Columbia Basin

WA/OR

Apples Braeburn 72/80

24449

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Fuji 80/88

19989

40#

First Fruits

WA/OR

Apples Galas 80/88

23847

40#

Oneonta

WA/OR

Apples Gold Delicious 80/88

20004

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Granny Smith VF

26175

34#

Kiyokawa Orchards

OR

Apples Granny Smith 80/88

20011

40#

EW Brandt

WA/OR

Apples Honey Crisp VF

26174

34#

Kiyokawa Orchards

OR

Apples Honey Crisp 80/88

20024

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Jazz 80/88

23850

40#

CMI

WA/OR

Appels Jonagolds 72/80

24301

40#

L&M Company

WA/OR

Apples Lady Alice 27# Euro

20031

27#

Rainier Fruit

WA/OR

Apples McIntosh 80/88

24401

40#

Oppenhiemer

WA/OR

Apples Nikita 80/88

24453

40#

CMI

WA/OR

Apples Red Delicious 72/80

20042

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Red Romes 72

25023

40#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Apples Smitten 80/88

20052

40#

CMI

WA/OR

Berries Blueberries

20283

12ct

Hurst Berry Farm

WA/OR

Broccoli Crowns

25801

20#

Valley pride

WA/OR

Chestnuts

24665

25#

Alloro

OR

Cilantro

23868

60ct

Cereghino

WA/OR

Green Onions

21743

48ct

Dickey Farms

WA

Leeks

21334

12ct

Mosby/Ralphs

WA

Mushroom Oyster

21621

5#

White Forest Mushrooms

OR

Mushroom Shiitake

21634

5#

Wespak

OR

Mushroom White Large

21596

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Mushroom White Medium

21598

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Mushroom White Sliced

21645

10#

Yamhill Co Mushroom

OR

Pears Anjous 70/80

24235

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Bartletts 70/80ct

24994

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Bartletts 110/120ct

23997

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Golden Bosc 70/80ct

22051

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Comice 60/70ct

24246

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Red Starkrimson

24425

44#

Naumes

OR

Pears Red Anjous

26124

44#

Chelan Fresh

WA/OR

Pears Seckels 90/99ct

24416

22#

Naumes

OR

Potato Russet 10/5

22351

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Potato Russet 50ct

22389

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Potato Russet 80ct

22394

50#

Basin Gold

WA

Quince

24465

20#

Local Grown

OR

Radish Red

22534

48ct

Aurora Farms/Hilltop

OR

Spinach

22722

24ct

Dickey Farms

WA

Pumpkin Sugar Pie

22468

25#

Sterino

WA


Hot & New

Persimmons

We have Fuyu’s in stock with Hachiya’s possible next week.

Pomegranates

Organic and Conventional are in stock. There is some transition happening with new crop coming in.

Quince

Local Quince is in stock and looks great.

Apples

New Organic Ambrosia Apples in stock.

Cranberries

Local Cranberries should be available. We also have Organic Cranberries.

Brussels Sprouts

Organic Brussels Sprouts are here.

Chestnuts

Organic Chestnuts are here.


Quality & Shortage Issues

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce

All these items are experiencing poor quality, gaps, and shorts as we have a hurried transition between growing areas. This is especially true of processed Broccoli and Cauliflower florets and anything to do with Iceberg or Romaine lettuce. Whole case can be slightly better, as is our in-house processing, however, the later does require a 1-2 day lead time before ordering.

Arugula

The issues with leafy greens have now spread to Arugula, especially flat and regular baby arugula. Some burn and wilt will continue as growing regions are in transition. Wild Arugula is looking the best out of the bunch.

Radicchio

Conventional Radicchio is running short. We can sub Organic where possible.

Oranges

Valencies are done early, Navels are starting late, and we’re generally running pretty tight on these.

Eggplant

Organic Eggplant is coming up short with high pricing.