Produce Pipeline: Asparagus Harvest
April 8, 2021

Durst Organic Growers Asparagus Harvest 

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It’s asparagus season Yolo County! This quick video gives an overview of how our partners at Durst Organic Growers harvest, sort, and pack asparagus (largely by hand).


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Warehouse Walkthrough

 25401 Angely French Pear 
The Angely Pears was created by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research or INRA, in Angers, France, and are protected by a patent. They tend to be favored for their hardiness, high yields, protective skin, and juicy flesh. These are a cross between the winter doyenne and doyenne de comice varieties. They are often referred to as a French Dessert Pear; they are also great to add a savory flavor to an entree. 


30806 Purple Artichoke 12ct

This vibrant artichoke is only available once a year and for a limited time. Order now while you can!
 

30743 Organic Artichoke Bags 12/2ct

MORE ARTICHOKES! This is a great retail pack item perfectly portioned out for a quick appetizer. 


21985 Habanero Pepper Orange 1#

The habanero chili is one hot pepper! Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen.


25078 Sugar Bee Apples

Sugar Bees are winding down for the season. If you haven’t tried this variety of apple, you are missing out! This is seriously one of the best eating apples out there, and this smaller bagged item is perfectly portioned for snacks on the go!


21371 Blonde Frisee 12ct

But how do you make it blonde?? To achieve the blonde appearance, farmers use rubber bands to tie the bunch of Frisée to shield the greens from the sun for approximately 7-10 days before harvest. As a result, the inner portion of the tied-up Frisée turns “blonde” in color. This product is sold under the name of Blonde Frisée.


25603 Organic Ataulfo Mangos 14ct

Finally, in full color, these are great tasting fruit! 


29156 Thai Ginger 30#

Great quality on this Thai ginger! The main difference between regular ginger is that the skin of Thai ginger is smoother and paler, and its flesh is much harder. 


 


COMING SOON

Ask your sales rep about:

  • Pink Lemons will be arriving April 11th.
  • Organic Baby Head Lettuce is one week out. 
  • California stone fruit should kick off with Apricots around the first week of May.
  • Cherries from Central California are still a few weeks away.
  • The Local Grass season is getting started in April and will be short but sweet with amazing quality and short travel time. 

Local Produce Update: Siri and Sons Farm

Siri and Sons is a longstanding farm partner located in Clackamas, Oregon that provides us a variety of vegetables such as Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Kale, Parsley, Parsnips, Peppers, Pineapple, Radishes, Rutabagas, Spinach, Turnips. See chart above for seasonality. 


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