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BALDOR'S WEEKLY PRODUCE MARKET UPDATE

[Please note: Availability & sourcing are subject to change.]

Top Stories | April 15, 2021

Look no Further

Look no Further

  • Organic bunched & baby spinach, Little Gems, green leaf lettuce & green garlic are new from NY & PA farms. Mountain Sweet Berry Farm’s upstate ramps are the first truly local ramps of the season.
  • Baldor’s Local Pledge program restarts in two weeks. When you pledge local with Baldor, you join a movement to help northeast growers rebuild our local food system, while contributing to their success.
Praise-Worthy Melons

Praise-Worthy Melons

  • Though it seems early to talk about melons, the offshore cantaloupes & honeydews we have in are worth crowing about. They have unusually high sugars, really good flavor & lovely texture.
  • The first yellow flesh watermelons from Florida are here. Florida’s large Sangrias, with seeds, are eating great for such early season picks.
Prices Plummet

Prices Plummet

  • All field-grown tomato prices are still way down; quality has been great. Multi-colored hothouse peppers from Mexico (packed 11 pounds), have also dipped quite a bit.
  • Dutch white asparagus is finally starting a downward price trend; they’re not rock-bottom yet but, are steadily dropping week by week.
Patience Please

Patience Please

  • We’ll have Richter Brothers field-grown rhubarb back in stock next week, after a very unstable start. Forecasts are for a beautiful crop. The first new Vidalia onions arrive this weekend.
  • Family Tree Farms jumbo blueberries hit a supply snag this week. We’re about 10 days away from a steady stream of their unique, beautiful blues.
Say Bye-Bye

Say Bye-Bye

  • Christopher Ranch organic shallots will be ending in two weeks; their new crop starts early September. Off-shore grapes are just about done; new-crop Mexican grapes start late April.
  • Purple Artichokes are lovely but their season is short; only available a couple more weeks. Satur Farm’s Florida frisée is finished, but their Long Island crop starts mid-May.
Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Just in time for spring menu planning, we’ve put together a Spring Specialty Produce Planning Guide! Based on arrival dates from previous years and ETA’s from our farm partners, these are our best predictions for spring arrivals.