Produce News Update
W E L C O M E B A C K ! ! ! !
We are so excited to have you back with us! I hope that you had a very safe and blessed
summer. You have had a nice break, so now lets get ready to bring the kids back and have
a super 2016-2017 school year!
I cannot stress to you enough that if you have the option, PLEASE DO NOT start your
year off with apples and oranges. The new crop has not started and not only will be kind
of expensive but we have all year to serve them. This is the time to be serving peaches
(very short crop), nectarines, plums, pluots, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and kiwi.
Those are my top picks. Also mix colors of grapes if it is cost effective for variety.
Don't miss getting to serve these items because some of this will only be here for a very
short time. All watermelons will be the smaller seedless variety but are very easy to
and serve with the peeling on. Pineapple can also be served with the skin on and cut
a wedge to bite. Jr bananas can be slow to start and normally take the first 2 weeks of
school to get on a proper schedule. We are trying to order and deliver as much local
product as possible. Look for things like peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, grape tomatoes,
cucumbers, peppers, squash and some watermelons. We love being able to send you as much
local as possible!!
Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail with any questions about ordering/delivery/menu
planning. We are here to help and appreciate you so much! Don
***On a separate note please know it is ALWAYS our suggestion to use mini carrots in
pack, 1 pound, and 5 pound bags. You will pay far more for a carrot stick than a mini
carrot. You save money and get a much longer shelf life. When possible you want to use
the mini carrot over the carrot stick.
*********Just in, if you must order apples the new crop local apples are starting to
arrive!! We have local gold apples and a few local gala apples!! Order those 2 varieties
for sure if ordering. Once again, more choices and more variety at a reasonable cost. We
try hard so the kids do not get bored with the same thing over and over. A local apples
is a much better apple right now, both quality and price!!