​Fresh From the Fields

​Food Service Update

THE FRESH SCOOP

 

HARVEST SUPPLY REPORT

FRESH VEGETABLES

Artichokes

Green: Good availability, CA

Asparagus

Green: Good supplies

Purple: Good availability, MX

White: Good supplies, Peru


Baby Vegetables
Artichokes (Green): Good availability, CA

Beets (Gold/Red/Candy Cane): Good supplies, TX

Broccoli: Good supplies year-round, CA
Brussels Sprouts (Green/Purple): Good supplies, CA

Carrots (Assorted): Good supplies, CA

Squash: Good availability, MX

Beets (Red): Good availability, MX
 

Beans

Dragon:  Good supplies, MX
French: Available, MX

Purple Wax: Available now, CA

Yellow Wax: Gapping


Brussels Sprouts
Purple: Good supplies, MX

Stalks: Available, CA

Cauliflower (Colored): Good supplies, CA

Celery Root: Good availability, CA thru December

Cucumbers
Baby/Mini: Limited availability, MX

Hot House: Good supplies, USA

Pickling: Good availability, MX
 

Fioretto (Flowering Cauliflower): Year-round supplies, CA

Garlic : New crop available now, CA

Black: Available now

Elephant: Good supplies, OR

 

Horseradish Root: Good supplies, OR


Kale Sprouts: Good supplies, USA

Leeks (Belgian Style): Good supplies, USA

Melons
Kiwano: Good availability, CA

Mushrooms

Chanterelle: Good supplies, Canada
Chef's Mix Medley: Good availability, Canada

Hedgehogs: Available now

Lobster: Available now!
Wild Chef's Mix: Available now, USA

Okra: Good supplies, CA

Onions

Maui: Limited, HI

Mexican Green: Good supplies, MX

Shallots (French Echalion/Banana): Available, France

Ornamentals

Corn (Indian): Available, USA

Corn (Indian, Mini): Available, USA

Gourds: Available, USA

Gourds (Wing): Available, USA

Pumpkins (Hairy): Available, USA

Pumpkins (Mini, Orange and White): Available, USA

Pumpkins (Painted): Available, USA

Peas
Sno: Moderate supplies, CA/Peru/Guatemala
Sugar Snaps: Moderate availability, CA/Peru/Guatemala

Peppers

Cherry Bell: Available

Enjoya: Available now, MX

Serrano (Fiesta): Good supplies, MX
Shishito: Excellent supplies, MX thru November
Veggie Sweets: Limited

Potatoes

Dutch Yellow® (Pee Wee): Great supplies, ID
Medley (Pee Wee): Good supplies, ID

Purple: New crop, USA

Purple (Creamers): Great supplies, ID
Ruby Gold® (Pee Wee): Good supplies, USA

Pumpkins

Big Mac: Available, USA

Fairy Tale: Available, USA

Pam: Available, USA

White: Available, USA

Radicchio:

di Verona: Good supplies, CA

Purple Ninja: Good availability, CA

Treviso: Good availability, CA

Radish

Easter Egg: Good availability, CA
Watermelon Radish: Good supplies, MX

 

Rapini: Good availability, CA

Rhubarb

Field: Good supplies, WA

 

Romanesco: Good availability, CA

 

Squash

Acorn (Assorted): New crop, USA

Buttercup: New crop, USA

Butterkin: New crop, USA

Butternut: New crop, USA

Carnival: New crop, CA

Delicata: New crop, CA

Eight Ball: Good availability

Gold Nugget: New crop, CA

Hubbard (Blue/Orange): New crop, USA

Kabocha: New crop, USA

Red Kuri: New crop, USA

Sweet Dumpling: New crop, CA

Turban: New crop, USA

Zucchini: Good availability, CA

Sunflower Chokes: Good supplies, CA

 

Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom: Good availability, MX/CA

Chef Mix: New crop, Canada

Heirloom: Good supplies, CA/MX

Orange(On the vine): Good supplies

Red (On the vine): Good availability!

Yellow: Good availability, MX

Truffles

Italian Burgundy: New crop, Italy

Water Chestnuts (Fresh): New crop, CA

Yams (Garnet): New crop available now!


 

FRESH FRUIT

Apple Pears (Asian): Good supplies, CA thru December

Apples

Fuji: New crop, WA

Granny Smith: New crop, WA

Honeycrisp: New crop, WA

Berries

Blueberries: Good supplies

Raspberries: Good supplies, CA

Cherimoya: Good supplies, Chile

Coconuts

Quick Crack: Available in good supplies, MX

Young: Good availability, Thailand

Dates (Barhi): New crop, Grenada

Dragon Fruit

Red: Available, USA/Ecuador

White: Available, USA/Vietnam/Ecuador

Yellow: Limited supplies, Ecuador

 

Figs

Black Mission: Good availability, CA

Brown Turkey: Good supplies, CA

Heirloom: Available, CA

Tiger: Good availability, CA

Finger Limes: Good availability, CA

Goldenberries /Cape Gooseberries: Good year-round supplies, Colombia

Grapes

*Candy Sweets®: Good supply, CA

*Cotton Candy®: Good supplies, CA

*Gum Drops®: Winding down, CA

*Moon Drops®: Winding down, CA

Muscatos™(Green/Red): Good supplies, CA

Guanabana (Soursop): Moderate supplies, Grenada


Guavas: Good supplies, MX

Jackfruit: Available, MX

Kiwi Berries: New crop, OR

 

Kumquats: Good supply, Chile

Lemons
Meyer:  Good supplies, NZ

Pink (Variegated): Available, CA
Seedless: Excellent availability, Australia

 

Limes

Key: Good availability, MX

Sweet: Moderate supplies available, CA 

Longans: Available, Vietnam


Mangoes

Ataulfo: Available now

Keitt: New crop, CA
Sapurana: Good supplies, Peru


Melons

Charentais: New crop, Dominican Republic

Honeydew: Available

Kiwano:Good supplies, CA

Korean: Good supplies, MX

Pepino: Good supplies
 

Oranges

Blood: Good availability, Australia

Cara Cara: New crop, Australia
 

Papayas
Strawberry: Good supplies, Brazil
Tai Nung: Good supplies, MX

Passion Fruit: Limited supplies

Pears
Bosc: Good supplies, CA

D'Anjou: Good availability,
Forelle: Available, USA
Red: Available

Persimmons

Chocolate: Available

Pomegranates
Arils: Good supplies, Argentina

Red: New crop, CA

Quince: Available, CA

Rambutan: Good supplies, Guatemala

 

Starfruit: Good availability, FL
 

Tangerines

Clementine: New crop

Murcott: New crop available, Peru


Watermelon

Mini (Red Seedless): Good availability, CA
Red (Seedless): Good supplies, CA

*Used with permission


 

 

ASIAN
Banana Leaves: Good supplies, MX

Bitter Melon
Chinese: Limited, MX
Indian: Moderate availability, MX

Bok Choy : Limited availability, CA
Baby: Good supplies, CA
Petite: Available

Shanghai: Moderate availability, CA

Shanghai (Petite): Moderate supplies, CA/MX

Cabbage
Napa (Green): Moderate availability, CA

 

Celery Cabbage: Moderate supplies

Cherimoya: Excellent supplies, Chile

Chinese Celery (Khan Choy): Moderate availability

Chinese Okra (Sing Qua): Moderate availability, MX/CA

Choy Sum: Moderate supplies
Petite: Moderate supplies, CA/MX

Coconuts

Year-round supplies, several varieties - ask sales rep for details

Cucumbers (Japanese): Limited supplies, CA

Dragon Fruit

Red: Available, USA/Ecuador

White: Available, USA/Vietnam/Ecuador

Yellow: Limited supplies, Ecuador

 

Eggplants
Chinese: Moderate supplies, CA

Graffiti: Available, Holland
Indian: Moderate availability, CA/MX
Italian: Moderate availability, CA/MX
Japanese: Sporadic availability, CA/MX
Thai: Moderate availability, CA

 

Fioretto (Flowering Cauliflower): Good supplies, CA

Gai Choy (Chinese Mustard): Moderate supplies, CA


Gai Lan: Moderate availability , CA

Galanga: Moderate availability, HI

Ginger Root

Year-round supplies, sourced globally - ask sales rep for details
Young: Good supplies, CA

Gobo Root (aka Burdock Root): Taiwan product

Jackfruit: Good supplies, MX

Lemon Grass: Limited availability, CA

Lo Bok: Moderate availability, CA

Long Beans (Chinese): Limited supplies, MX/CA

Lotus Root (aka Lilly Root): Fresh and Packaged is available, China


Mangoes
Green: Limited

Melons
Korean: Moderate availability, MX
Winter: Available, MX

Nira Grass (Green): Very limited supplies, CA

Ong Choy: Limited, CA

Papaya
Green: Moderate availability, MX
Tai Nung: Available supplies, MX

Pea Shoot Tendrils: Good supplies, MX

Peas
Sno (Green): Moderate supplies, CA/Peru/Guatemala
Sugar Snaps: Moderate supplies, CA/Peru/Guatemala

Peppers

Bhut Jolokias (aka Ghost- Chocolate/Red): Good supplies, Holland

Long Hots: Good availability, Holland

Shishito: Excellent volumes, MX thru November
Thai (Green): Moderate supplies, MX

Thai (Red): Limited

Potatoes
Japanese Sweets: Available, USA
Okinawa Sweets: Good supplies, HI

Radish
Daikon: Good availability, CA

Rambutans: Excellent supplies, Guatemala

Sea Beans

Salcornia: Available supplies, MX

Shiso Leaves (Ooba): Available supplies

Squash:
Moqua (Fuzzy Squash):  Moderate supplies, MX
Opo: (Pul Qua): Moderate supplies, MX

Taro Leaves: Moderate availability

Ti Leaves (Green/Red): Available

Tung Ho: Very limited supplies, CA

Turmeric Root: Moderate supplies, Fiji

Water Chestnuts: Good availability

Yamo Imo: Fair to good supplies, Japan

Yu Choy: Moderate availability, CA

Yu Choy Sum: Moderate supplies, CA

 

 

LATIN

Banana Leaves: Good supplies, MX

Bananas
Burro: Available year-round
Manzano: Available year-round

Cactus Leaves (Cleaned): Good supplies, MX

Cactus Pears: Moderate availability, MX

Canela: Good supplies, Sri Lanka

Cilantro: Good supplies, CA

Coconuts
Fresh: Good supplies
Quick Crack: Available in good supplies, MX

Corn Hu
sks: Not the same ol', same ol'.  These are the perfect size and extremely clean

Dragon Fruit

Red: Available, USA/Ecuador

White: Available, USA/Vietnam/Ecuador

Yellow: Limited supplies, Ecuador

Feijoa: Coming Soon - New crop, CA to start in October

 

Guavas: Moderate supplies, MX

Hoja Santa Leaves: Available!

 

Jackfruit: Good availability, MX

Jicama: Good supplies, MX

Limes
Key:  Good supplies
Sweet: Available, CA

Mangoes

Ataulfo: Good availability
Sapurana: Great supplies, Peru


Melons
Pepino: Good year-round supply, Ecuador

 

Name Root: Limited

Papayas
Caribbean Red: Good supplies!
Maradol: Limited supplies, MX

Strawberry: Good availability, Brazil
Tai Nung: Good supplies, MX

 

Passion Fruit: Limited

Peppers

Anaheim: Good supplies, MX/CA

Banana Wax: Available, MX

Bhut Jolokia (aka Ghost - Chocolate/Red): Good supplies, Holland

Carolina Reaper: Good supplies, Holland

Habanero: Good supplies, MX/CA

Hatch: Good supplies, NM

Hungarian Wax: Moderate availability, CA

Jalapenos: Good availability, MX/CA

Manzano: Available, MX

Pasilla/Poblano: Really good supplies, CA/MX

Red Fresno: Good availability, MX/CA

Scorpion: Good supplies, Holland

Serrano: Good supplies, MX/CA

Serrano (Fiesta): Good supplies on this new item, MX

Yellow: Moderate supplies, CA

Plantains: Moderate supplies, MX

Sapote: Available, CA

 

Squash
Chayote: Good supplies, MX
Tatuma: Good supplies, MX

Sugar Cane: Available year-round from MX

 

Swizzle Stix: Available now for fruit kabobs or drinks!

Tamarindo: Available year-round from Thailand

Tomatillos: Good supplies, MX

Milpero: Good supplies, MX

 

 
 

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC VEGETABLES

Artichokes: Fair supplies, USA

Beans (Green): Limited to fair supplies, MX

Beets
Gold: Limited supplies, CA
Red: Limited supplies, CA

Bok Choy: Limited supplies, CA
Baby: Gapping, CA

Broccoli: Good supplies, CA

Cabbage
Green: Moderate supplies, CA
Napa: Limited
Red: Good supplies, CA

Carrots
Baby Peeled: Excellent supplies, CA
Bunch: Good supplies, CA
Cello: Good supplies, CA
Table: Good supplies, CA

Cauliflower: Good supplies, CA

Celery

Hearts: Moderate availability, CA

Stalks: Moderate supplies, CA


Chard
Green: Good supplies, CA
Rainbow: Good supplies, CA
Red: Good supplies, CA

Cilantro: Excellent supplies, CA

Cucumbers: Excellent supplies, MX

Garlic: New crop, USA


Ginger Root: New crop, CA

Greens
Collard: Moderate supplies, USA
Mustard: Moderate supplies, CA

Kale: Good supplies, CA
Lacinato: Limited supplies, USA
Red: Good supplies, USA

Leeks: Moderate supplies, CA

Lettuce
Butter (Green/Red): Good supplies, CA
Green Leaf: Limited supplies, CA
Iceberg: Limited, CA
Red Leaf: Limited supplies, CA
Romaine: Limited supplies, CA
Romaine Hearts: Limited supplies, CA

Onions
Red: Available, CA
White: Available, CA
Yellow: Available, CA

Parsley
Curly: Good supplies, CA
Italian: Good supplies, CA

Peas
Sno: Gapping supplies, MX
Snap: Gapping supplies, MX

Peppers
Bell (Green): Moderate supplies, MX/CA
Bell (Orange): Limited to fair supplies, MX
Bell (Red):  Limited to fair supplies, MX
Bell (Yellow): Limited to fair supplies, MX

Potatoes
Garnet Yam: New crop, CA

Japanese Murasaki: New crop, CA
Jewel Beauregard: New crop, CA
Red: New crop, CA
Russet:
New crop, CA
Sweet: New crop, CA
Yellow: New crop, CA/WA

Radish
Bunch: Fair supplies, CA
Daikon: Moderate supplies, USA

Squash
Acorn (Green): Available, CA
Butternut: Available, CA
Crookneck: Good supplies, MX
Delicata: Gapping

Kabocha: Limited, MX
Red Kuri: Gapping
Spaghetti: Available, MX
Zucchini: Excellent supplies, MX

Tomatoes

Beef Steak: Moderate availability, MX

Cherry: Good supplies, MX

Grape: Excellent supplies, MX

Heirloom (Baby): Limited availability, MX

TOV: Limited supplies, MX

Yams

Charleston: New crop, USA
 

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC FRUIT

Apples

Gala: New crop, CA/WA

Granny Smith: New crop, CA/WA

Honeycrisp: New limited crop, WA

Berries
Blackberries: Moderate supplies
Blueberries: Moderate supplies
Raspberries: Moderate supplies
Strawberries: Moderate supplies

 

Coconuts

Young: Moderate availability

Cranberries: Available

Grapefruit: Winding down, CA.  New crop in October

Grapes
Black (Seedless): Moderate supply, CA

Green (Seedless): Good availability, CA

Red (Seedless): Good supply, CA

Kiwi: Product of Chile


Lemons: Moderate supplies, MX


Limes: Moderate availability


Mangoes

Ataulfo: Available, MX

Kents:  Good supplies, MX

Melons
Cantaloupe: Limited supplies, CA

Honeydew: Limited supplies, CA

Nectarines

White: Available, CA

Yellow: Available, CA


Oranges
Valencia: Good supplies, CA

 

Peaches

White: Available, CA

Yellow: Available, CA

Pears

Bartlett: New crop, CA/WA

Bartlett (Red): Coming soon

Bosc: New crop, CA

Starkrimson (Red), WA

 

Pineapples

Moderate supplies, Costa Rica/MX

 

Watermelons
Mini (Red, Seedless):  Limited supplies, CA

*Used with permission

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