The Source

The Source is our weekly produce update, including our list of locally grown items and a spotlight on changes within the global market. The Source is published every Thursday afternoon.


The Latest Source: July 19, 2018

 

Jim and Deborah Durst have been organically growing tomatoes since the eighties and each season the crop gets better and better. Located in California’s Capay Valley, Durst Organic Growers have nature on their side with the most ideal micro climate and nitrogen rich valley soil, perfect for growing flavorful tomatoes. Over the years they have expanded their offerings with colorful varieties such as Black Cherry, Sweet 100, Mini Charm, and my personal favorite Sungold. We carry eight varieties, and all are in good supply and of superior quality.

These tiny tomatoes pack a huge punch of flavor and make for amazing fresh salads! A farm and staff favorite is a big Taco Salad comprised of some of the best the summer has to offer. Start with halved tomatoes, like Sungold, Yellow Pear, and Black Cherry to create a contrast of color and a juicy base to the salad. Then add diced cucumbers, chopped head lettuce, char grilled sweet corn, roasted chili peppers, sliced radish, avocado and cilantro. Squeeze a few limes over it and a handful of salt and serve with grilled meat or just some tortilla chips. This bright, flavorful and adaptable salad will surely please a crowd.

If, like me, you find yourself a little too excited about tomato season and end up with a few too many to work with before I can eat them, get out the food dehydrator. I clean the tomatoes, cut them in half, and neatly layer them on the dehydrator trays. Once dry, I store them in plastic bags for later in the year and reconstitute as needed. Another fun way to store the dehydrated tomatoes is to pack them into glass jars along with rosemary, thyme and a few cloves of garlic, and top the jars with olive oil to create your own marinated dried tomatoes.

– Sara Strong, Assistant R&D Chef

Item 23979, Organic Black Cherry Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23985, Organic Mini Charm Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23980, Organic Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23986, Organic Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23987, Organic Sweet 100 Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23989, Organic Yellow Pear Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23983, Organic Orange Grape Tomatoes, 12/1pt
Item 23981, Organic Red Grape Tomatoes, 12/1pt


LOCAL ITEMS

Item Num Pack Vendor State
Org Apple Cripps Pink 20037 80/90Ct Oneonta Trading Corp WA
Org Apple Gala Pre Wa 24055 80/88Ct Organically Grown Co Op OR
Org Apple Gr Smith 20016 80/90Ct Oneonta Trading Corp WA
Apple Fuji 26335 12/3# Bg Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Fuji Pre 19989 72/80/88 Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Fuji Usxf 19985 64/72Ct Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Apple Fuji Usxf 19992 113/138Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Fuji Usxf 26796 125Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Fuji Wax#1 24959 48Ct Columbia Marketing Intl WA
Apple Fuji Waxf1 19987 88/100Ct First Fruits Of Washington WA
Apple Fuji Waxf3 24691 72/80/88Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gala 25436 12/3# Bg Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gala Euro 95Ct 27084 27# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gala Pre 23847 80/88Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gala Usxf 20001 125/138Ct First Fruits Of Washington WA
Apple Gold Del Wa Fcy 26128 72Ct Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Apple Gr Smith 26811 12/3# Bg Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gr Smith Pre 20011 80/88Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gr Smith Usxf 20018 125Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Gr Smith Usxf 26129 64/72Ct Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Apple Gr Smith Waxf 23848 100Ct Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Apple Granny Smith 26530 12/3# Bg Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Honeycsp Waxf 25349 72/80Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Kiku Pre 24736 72/80/88Ct Columbia Marketing Intl WA
Apple Koru Euro 50/56Ct 27050 27# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Pink Lady Usxf 24958 125Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Red Del Pre 20042 80/88 Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Red Del Uxsf 26659 80/88 Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Apple Red Del Waxf 20044 125Ct Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Apple Red Del Xf 20046 150/175Ct First Fruits Of Washington WA
Apricot 2Lyr 25789 64Ct+ Oneonta Trading Corp WA
Apricot Robada 25753 1 Lyr Gunkel Orchards WA
Bean Fava 20227 25# Trapold-Columbia Farms, Llc OR
Bean Green Nw 23857 15# Dickey Farms Inc WA
Org Beet Red Bnch 20258 24Ct Grimmway Farms CA
Beet Gold 20248 25# Bg Hilltop Produce Farms OR
Beet Red 20262 25# Bg Hilltop Produce Farms OR
Beet Red Bnch 20253 12Ct Hilltop Produce Farms OR
Org Berry Blue 23951 12/6Oz Bridges Produce OR
Berry Black 20273 12/6Oz Curry & Co OR
Berry Blue 20281 8/18Oz Curry & Co OR
Berry Blue 20283 12/6Oz Curry & Co OR
Berry Rasp Nw 25766 12/1Pt Fujii Farms Inc OR
Org Berry Blue 25640 12/1Pt Rainier Fruit Co WA
Org Bokchoy Baby 20338 20# Cascadia Produce WA
Cabbage Green 20392 45# Sterino Farms WA
Org Chard Green Bnch 20520 24Ct Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Org Cherry Red 9.5 Row+ 24222 18# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Cherry Rainier 10.5 Row & Lg 25858 15# Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Cherry Rainier 9.5 Row Export 27078 9# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Cherry Red 9.5 Row 25673 18# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Cherry Red 9.5 Row 25674 18# Portland Fruit Co Llc OR
Cilantro Nw 20617 60Ct Sterino Farms WA
Cucumber Pickle 20718 4/7 Bshl Fujii Produce OR
Berry Cran Frz 20290 2/5# Scenic Fruit OR
Garlic Scape 25701 25# West Union Gardens Inc OR
Org Lettuce Green Leaf Dharma 23958 18Ct Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Org Lettuce Red Leaf Dharma 23959 18Ct Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Org Lettuce Romaine Dharma 23960 18Ct Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Lettuce Butter Nw 21362 12Ct Sterino Farms WA
Lettuce Iceberg Nw 24440 24Ct Sterino Farms WA
Org Pea Snap 25757 15# Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Pear Anjou Fcy 25583 100/120Ct Columbia Marketing Intl WA
Pear Anjou Fcy 27090 80/90Ct+ Peterson Fruit Co Inc WA
Pear Red 50/60Ct 24424 22# Chelan Fresh Marketing WA
Org Radish Bnch 22533 24Ct Dharma Ridge Farm WA
Radish Bnch 25094 24Ct Hilltop Produce Farms OR
Org Rhubarb 22562 15# Living Rain Farm WA
Org Braising Green 20351 3# Willie Greens WA
Org Dandelion Red Bnch 20728 12Ct Ralphs Greenhouse WA
Org Spinach 22724 24Ct Ralphs Greenhouse WA
Spinach Bnch 22722 24Ct Hilltop Produce Farms OR
Org Turnip White Baby Bnch 26649 24Ct Ralphs Greenhouse WA

HOT & NEW

Local Apricots

From Gunkel Farms.

Apriums

Great-Eating fruit from Family Tree Farms (CA).

Brentwood Corn

Going great, strong supply.

Local Corn

In stock now.

Local Cucumbers

In stock.

Local Peaches

Maryhill Peaches from Gunkel.

Local Organic Bell Peppers

In now from Siri & Sons.

Hawaiian Pineapple

In stock.


STEADY

Local Blackberries & Blueberries

Going strong, we should have these well into August.

Local Cherries

From Chelan Fresh.

Rainier Cherries

We’ve got a good deal on these great cherries in stock now.

Raspberries

Supplies have steadied.

Local Rhubarb

Going strong.

Wax Beans

Good supply, less affected by the recent weather extremes.


COMING SOON

Local Organic Blackberries

Starting soon.

Local Chili Peppers

Hungarian Goat Horn, Cayenne, & Cherry Bomb Peppers from Eastern Washington due in August.

Black Mission Figs

Due in next week.

Organic Champagne Grapes

Due in this weekend.

Local Eggplant

Due in the next week or so.

Local Green Tomatoes

Due in about a week, with Local Red Tomatoes due in a bit after.


QUALITY & SHORTAGE ISSUES

Lemons

Expect them to be hard to source for the next 2-3 weeks. We have supplies but may gap.

Champagne Mangoes

Last shot.

Romano Beans

Gapping, heat wave issues.

Strawberries

Quality issues due to heat problems, but available.


OUT & DONE

Fava Beans

May be done.

Brown Mission Figs

Winding down.

Opal Basil

Crops got wiped out in the recent heat waves.


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