The Source | July 26, 2018

When the heat of the summer gets me feeling dehydrated I can’t help but crave a chilled piece of seasonal melon. The juicy flesh of a cantaloupe always satisfies that need for something sweet and hydrating. Here at PCFCo we now have a full array of melon to satisfy all those hot summer cravings. Turlock Fruit Company out of Turlock, CA has been growing various breeds of cantaloupes for over 60 years, so they know a thing or two about creating superior quality fruit! The main factor that sets them above other melon growers is the commitment to only harvesting when the melons are ripe on the vine. This makes such a huge difference in flavor, aroma and overall edibility. There’s nothing worse than crunchy melon, right? Some of the more unusual varieties they have are the Canari, Casaba, and the Hami, which all have a wrinkled yellow outer skin and yellow to orange flesh with a very bold sweet fragrance. Any of these would stand up to contrasting savory flavors like prosciutto, olive oil, or tomatoes. The Galia, Sharlyn, and Orange Flesh Honeydew are more out-of-hand melons and are featured in our Fresh Harvest cut melon mix, as well as sold by the one each.

Not that melon stays long around my kitchen, but when it does it gets turned into popsicles. I peel and seed a whole melon–my favorite is the Orange Flesh Honeydew–and put in in the blender. Juice two limes, add a dash of cayenne and blend until smooth. I keep popsicle molds around for this very occasion, freeze overnight and the next hot afternoon I have a cold treat with a spicy kick. Alternatively, fresh salsas and salads with complimentary acid, sweetness, and texture are great ways to enjoy any of the Turlock melon varieties.

– Sara Strong, Assistant R&D Chef

23922, Canari Melon, 5/6ct
24217, Cantaloupe, 9ct  24380, 12ct
23926, Casaba Melon, 5/6ct
23927 Crenshaw Melon, 5/6ct
23928, Galia Melon, 6/8ct  27210, 1ea
24140, Hami Melon, 3/4ct
25810, Orange Flesh Honeydew, 5/6ct  27212, 1ea
24441, Honeydew, 5/6ct
24141, Santa Claus (Piel de Sapo), 5/6ct
23961, Sharlyn Melon, 5/6ct   27211, 1ea


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Hot & New

Apples

Gravenstein & Jazz Apples in now.

Local Broccoli

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Local Cabbage

Red & Green, all Cabbage is now Local Cabbage from Ralph’s & Siri.

Local Green Beans

15 lb cases available by special order.

Local Cherry Tomatoes

From Pride of The Umpqua.

Local Green Tomatoes

Here now, grown in Yakima, WA.

Local Heirloom Tomatoes

Yakima Heirlooms from Inaba.

Turlock Melons

Some of the best eating melons in the US. Canari, Cantaloupe, Casaba, Crenshaw, Galia, Hami, Orange Flesh Honeydew, Honeydew, DSanta Claus, & Sharlyn melons grown in Turlock, CA. These are specialty varietal melons that are only available for a short time during the summer. These melons are amazingly sweet and picked at peak ripeness. Their heirloom quality leads them to be some of the most uniquely beautiful melons you’ll ever see. We offer these in whole case, and broken amounts on select varieties.

Organic Honeydew

Great deal on some great tasting Organic Honeydew.

Organic Baby Squash

From Mustard Seed Farms.


Steady

Durst Cherry Tomatoes

Still going strong.

Leek Scapes

Still great stock on these.

Shishito Peppers

Great deal on these at the moment.


Coming Soon

Local Yellow Tomatoes

Should be here next week.

Pickling Cucumbers

Due in Friday.

Black Mission Figs

Conventional due in soon.

Wax Beans

Coming next week.

Local Chard

Coming in from Dharma Ridge

Mountain Rose Apples

Coming soon.

Local Leeks

Coming this weekend from Ralph’s.


Quality & Shortage issues

Champagne Mangoes

Ending soon, may be the last shot.

Papaya

Still limited supplies of Papaya.


Out & Done

Star Fruit

Gapping.


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