Produce Pipeline: Happy Earth Day
April 22, 2021

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

To celebrate this Earth Day, we wanted to be able to shed some light on the common question, “What does Organic farming really mean?”

What does it mean to be a “Certified Organic Farm?”

According to the USDA, Organic matter is a hallmark of active, healthy soil. Improving soil organic matter is a central goal of organic farming. In fact, federal regulations governing organic farming explicitly promote soil health, stating the producer must maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation, including soil and water quality; and the producer must select and implement tillage and cultivation practices that maintain or improve the physical, chemical and biological condition of the soil and minimize soil erosion.

Pacific Coast Fruit Company is proud to work with several certified organic farms that help to make our Earth a little more sustainable.


Local Items that are coming soon:

Beets, Bunch 1dozEarly June
Bok Choy 35#Late May
Cilantro 60ctMid May
Collard Greens 1 or 2dozLate May/Early June
Chard, Red 1dozLate May/Early June
Chard, Swiss 1dozLate May/Early June
Fennel 15#September
Green Onions 48ctMid-June
Kale 2dozLate May/Early June
Kohlrabi 1dozLate May/Early June
Leeks 1dozLate July
Nappa 35#September
Parsley, CurlyMid-June
Parsley, ItalianMid-June
Radish, Bunch 24ctMid-April
Spinach, Bunch 2dozMid May

Warehouse Walkthrough

22533 Local Organic Radishes 24ct
Nothing quite like Ralph’s Organic Radishes! These vibrant beauties are local to Washington state. Ralph’s Greenhouse has always used organic growing methods. Farming without synthetic chemicals worked so well that neither farmer Ralph nor Ray ever considered a conventional approach. Plus, says Ray, “We don’t have to worry about people getting contaminated. We don’t have to worry about pesticide residue and all this other crud.”


27466 Organic Mini Melons 11ct

Sweet, crisp, and very juicy! We have a new crop of organic mini watermelon coming in from Mexico sometime next week!


22045 Organic Red Bartlett Pear 70/80ct

You can eat Red Bartletts before they are ripe for a crunchy, tart texture, or you can wait until ripening is over and the big pears are sweet and juicy. When ripe this fruit has great sugar with a fantastic buttery texture. 


29854 Aloha Peppers 11#

Not only does the Aloha pepper offer a taste of the tropics, but it also pairs beautifully with citrus flavors and robust spices, so it’s incredibly versatile. We are currently carrying the large size but will soon be moving to the extra-large. 


26943 Vidalia Sweet Onions 40#

 FINALLY HERE! The Vidalia Onions are a seasonal favorite! The different varieties are unusually sweet compared to other onions due to the low amount of sulfur in the soil in which Vidalia onions are grown. FUN FACT: The Vidalia onion was named Georgia’s official state vegetable in 1990. Jumbos 3″-3.75″ inches in diameter and approximately 48-50 per 40# box.


25101 Dragon Fruit 8/9ct

This vibrant superfood is pack filled with flavor and antioxidants. Did you know it is also referred to as a “strawberry pear?” 


29537 Orange Honeydew 5/6ct

These are a VIVA-grown melon out of Mexico. We ate one Wednesday, and they were very sweet with high sugar content.  


26977 Gem Avocados 32/36ct

The quality is great on these avocados! Order now for your Cinco de Mayo guacamole! 


 


COMING SOON

Ask your sales rep about:

  • Garlic Spears should be here around May 18th.
  • Sumo Mandarines are almost done for the season, so order while you still can! 
  • Diamond Corn will be here on May 9th. 
  • California Apricots and California Cherries will be here around May 1st. 
  • Ralph’s Organic Spinach is about 2-3 weeks out.
  • Local Blueberries should be starting in July this year. 

NEW Fun Product Available! 

Let your sales rep know if you are interested in trying a sample! 


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