​Fresh From the Fields

​Food Service Update

THE FRESH SCOOP

 

HARVEST SUPPLY REPORT

FRESH VEGETABLES

Artichokes

Green: Available

Asparagus

Green: Good supplies

Purple: Good supplies thru December

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

Fava: Limited availability
French: Available, MX

Purple Wax: Available, USA

Yellow Wax: Available, USA


Brussels Sprouts
Purple: Good supplies, CA

Stalks: Available, CA

Cardoni: New crop, CA

Cauliflower (Colored): Good supplies, CA

Celery Root: Good availability, CA thru December

Chestnuts: New crop: S. Korea

Cucumbers
Baby/Mini: Limited availability, MX

Hot House: Good supplies, USA

Pickling: Good availability, MX
 

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

Garlic : Available, CA

Black: Available now

Elephant: Available, 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

Chipolline: Good availability for the season, USA

Maui: Moderate supplies, HI

Mexican Green: Good supplies, MX

Peas
Sno: Moderate supplies, CA thru November
Sugar Snaps: Moderate availability, CA thru November

Peppers

Cherry Bell: Available

Serrano (Fiesta): Good supplies, MX
Shishito: Excellent supplies, MX thru December

Shishito (Yellow): Good supplies, MX
Veggie Sweets: Extremely limited

Potatoes

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

Garnet Yams: Good availability
Medley (Pee Wee): Good supplies, ID

Purple: New crop, WA

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

Pumpkins

Pam: Available, USA

Radicchio:

di Verona: Good supplies, CA

Treviso: Good availability, CA

Radish

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

 

Rapini: Good availability, CA

Rhubarb

Hot House: Available, Holland

 

Romanesco: Good availability, CA

Rutabaga: New crop, OR

Shallots (French Echalion/Banana): Good supplies, OR

Squash

Acorn: Available, USA

Butternut: Available, USA

Zucchini: Good availability, CA

Sunflower Chokes: Good supplies, CA

 

Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom: Good availability, MX/CA

Chef Mix: Good available, Canada

Heirloom: Good supplies, CA/MX

Orange(On the vine): Good supplies

Red (On the vine): Good availability!

Truffles

Black Winter: New crop, Italy

Italian White: New crop, Italy

Turmeric: Available year-round

Water Chestnuts (Fresh): Available, CA


 

FRESH FRUIT

Apple Pears (Asian): Moderate availability, CA

Apples

Ambrosia: New crop, Canada

Baby: Available

Crab: New crop, Canada

Crimson Gold: New crop, CA

Fuji: New crop, CA

Gala: New crop, CA/WA

Granny Smith: Good availability, WA/CA

*Green Dragon®: New crop, CA good supplies thru Dec.

Hidden Rose: New crop, OR

Honeycrisp: Available, WA

Lady: New crop available now, WA

Berries

Blueberries: Good supplies

Raspberries: Good supplies, CA

Buddha Hands: New limited crop, USA

Cherimoya: Good supplies, Chile/CA

Coconuts

EZ Open: Good supplies!

Young: Good availability, Thailand

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

Dragon Fruit

Red: Good availability, USA/Vietnam

White: Available, Vietnam/Ecuador/MX

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

Figs

Black Mission: New crop, MX

Finger Limes: Good availability, CA

Goldenberries (Cape Gooseberries): Good year-round supplies, Colombia

 

Grapefruit

Cocktail: New crop, OR

Grapes

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

Christmas Crunch®: Good supplies, CA

Winter Crunch®: Good availability, CA

Guanabana (Soursop): New item with moderate supplies, Grenada


Guavas: Good supplies, MX

Jackfruit: Moderate availability, MX

 

Kumquats: Good supply, Chile

Lemons
Meyer:  Moderate supplies, NZ

Pink: New crop, CA

Seedless: Good availability

 

Limes

Key: Good availability, MX

Keiffer: New crop, CA

Sweet: Moderate supplies available, CA 

Longans: Available, Vietnam

Loquats: New crop, Chile - Season only 2-3 weeks long


Mangoes

Ataulfo: Available now

Keitt: New crop, CA

Sapūrana: Good availability, Ecuador

Melogold: New crop, CA thru December


Melons

Cantaloupe: Limited, CA

Charentais: Good availability, Dominican Republic

Honeydew: Available

Kiwano:Good supplies, CA

Pepino: Good supplies, Ecuador

Nuts

Walnuts (Red): Good year-round supplies, CA
 

Oranges

Blood: Good availability, Australia
 

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

Passion Fruit: Limited, FL thru November

Pears

Bartlett: Good availability, USA
Bosc: Good supplies, CA

Butterscotch™: New crop, South Korea

D'Anjou: Good availability, USA
Forelle: Good supplies, USA

Seckel: Good availability, USA

Starkrimson: Good supplies, USA

Persimmons

Cinnamon: New crop, CA

Fuyu: New crop, CA

Hachiya: New crop, CA

Pomegranates
Arils: Good supplies, Argentina

Red: New crop, CA

Pummelos: New crop, CA thru December

Quince: Good supply, CA

Rambutan: Good supplies, Guatemala/Honduras

Starfruit: Good supplies, FL

Sudachi: New crop, CA
 

Tangerines

Clementine: New crop

Murcott: Available, Peru

Satsuma (Stem and Leaf): New crop, CA


Watermelon

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

Yuzu:  New crop available, CA

*Used with permission


 

 

ASIAN
Banana Leaves: Good supplies, MX

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

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

Shanghai: Moderate availability, CA

Shanghai (Petite): Moderate supplies, CA

 

Broccoli (Baby): Steady availability, CA

Cabbage
Napa (Green): Very moderate availability, CA

 

Celery Cabbage: Moderate supplies

Cherimoya: Good supplies, Chile/CA

Chinese Celery (Khan Choy): Moderate availability

Chinese Okra (Sing Qua): Moderate availability, MX

Choy Sum: Moderate supplies
Petite: Moderate supplies, CA

Coconuts

EZ Open: Good supplies, Thailand

Young: Good availability, Thailand

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

Cucumbers (Japanese): Limited supplies, CA

Dragon Fruit

Red: Good availability, USA/Vietnam

White: Available, Vietnam/Ecuador/MX

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

 

Eggplants
Chinese: Good supplies, MX

Graffiti: Available, Spain
Indian: Moderate availability, MX
Italian: Moderate availability, MX
Japanese: Moderate availability, MX
Thai: Moderate availability, MX

 

Fioretto (Flowering Cauliflower): Available, 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: Moderate supplies, MX

 

Komatsuna (Japanese Spinach): Limited, CA with mostly year-round availability. Very perishable.

Lemon Grass: Moderate availability, CA

Lo Bok: Moderate availability, CA/MX

Long Beans (Chinese): Limited supplies, CA

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


Mangoes
Green: Limited

Melons

Korean: Limited.  Coming Soon - New crop, MX
Winter: Available, MX

Nira Grass (Green): Very limited supplies, CA

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

Pea Shoot Tendrils: Good supplies, MX

Peas
Sno (Green): Moderate supplies
Sugar Snaps: Moderate supplies

Peppers

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

Long Hots: Good availability, Holland

Shishito: Moderate supplies, MX

Shishito (Yellow): Good supplies, MX
Thai (Green): Limited supplies, MX/CA

Thai (Red): Limited

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

Radish
Daikon: Moderate availability, CA

Rambutans: Good supplies, Guatemala/Honduras

Sea Beans

Salcornia: Available supplies, MX

Shiso Leaves (Ooba): Available supplies

Squash:
Moqua (Fuzzy Squash):  Limited supplies, MX/CA
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: Limited 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

EZ Open: Good supplies, Thailand

Young: Good availability, Thailand

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


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

Dragon Fruit

Red: Good availability, USA/Vietnam

White: Available, Vietnam/Ecuador/MX

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

Feijoas: New crop, CA

Guanabana/Soursop: Good availability, Grenada

 

Guavas: Moderate supplies, MX

Hoja Santa Leaves: Available!

 

Jackfruit: Moderate availability, MX

Jicama: Good supplies, MX

Limes
Key:  Good supplies
Sweet: Available, CA

Mangoes

Ataulfo: Good availability
Sapūrana: Great supplies, Peru


Melons
Pepino: Good year-round supply, Ecuador

 

Name Root: Limited

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

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

 

Passion Fruit: Very limited, CA/FL

Peppers

Anaheim: Moderate supplies, MX/CA

Banana Wax: Very limited, CA

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

Carolina Reaper: Good supplies, Holland

Habanero: Good supplies, MX/CA

Hungarian Wax: Very limited availability, CA

Jalapenos: Good availability, MX/CA

Manzano: Available, MX

Pasilla/Poblano: Moderate 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

 

Tejocote: Available now for the holidays!!

Tomatillos: Moderate supplies, MX

Milpero: Good supplies, MX

 

 
 

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC VEGETABLES

Artichokes: Good supplies, USA

Beans (Green): Moderate supplies, MX

Beets
Gold: Good supplies, MX
Red: Good supplies, MX

Bok Choy: Moderate supplies, CA
Baby: Moderate supplies, CA

Broccoli: Fair supplies, CA

 

Brussels Sprouts

Green: Good supplies

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

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

Cauliflower: Moderate supplies, CA

Celery

Hearts: Good availability, CA

Stalks: Good supplies, CA


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

Cilantro: Moderate supplies, CA

Cucumbers: Moderate supplies, MX

Garlic: New crop, USA


Ginger Root: Limited supplies, Peru

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

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

Leeks: Moderate supplies, CA

Lettuce
Butter (Green/Red): Good supplies, CA
Green Leaf: Limited supplies, CA
Iceberg: Limited availability, 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 day to day supplies, MX
Snap: Gapping day to day supplies, MX

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

Potatoes

Charleston Yam: New crop
Garnet Yam: New crop, CA

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

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

 

Shallots

Good supplies, Holland


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

Kabocha: Available, CA
Red Kuri: Available, CA
Spaghetti: Available, MX/CA
Zucchini: Excellent supplies, MX

Tomatoes

Beef Steak: Moderate availability, MX

Cherry: Limited supplies, MX

Grape: Limited supplies, MX

Heirloom (Baby): Limited availability, MX

TOV: Moderate supplies, MX


 

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC FRUIT

Apples

Ambrosia: Available, Canada

Arkansas Black: New crop, CA

Crimson Gold: Good volumes, CA

Gala: New crop, CA/WA

Golden Delicious: Available, WA

Granny Smith: Available, CA/WA

Honeycrisp: Available, WA/CA

Jonagold: Available, OR/WA

Red Delicious: Available, WA

Berries
Blackberries: Moderate supplies

Blueberries: Moderate supplies
Raspberries: Moderate supplies
Strawberries: Moderate supplies

 

Coconuts

EZ Open: Good supplies!

Young: Moderate availability, Thailand

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

Cranberries: New crop, Canada

Grapefruit: Available, CA

Kiwi: New crop, CA


Lemons: Good supplies, MX/CA

Meyer: Coming Soon - New crop


Limes: Good availability, MX


Mangoes: Moderate supplies, Ecuador
 

Oranges

Navel: New crop, CA just starting

Valencia: Product of MX

Pears

Bartlett: Available, WA

Bartlett (Red): Available, WA

Bosc: Available, WA

D'Anjou: Available, WA

D'Anjou (Red): Available, WA

Starkrimson (Red):  Available, WA

Persimmons

Fuyu: Available, CA

Hachiya: Available, CA

Sweet Pumpkin: Available, CA

Pineapples

Moderate supplies, Costa Rica/MX

Pomegranates

Moderate supplies, CA

Tangerines

Satsuma: New crop, CA

Watermelons
Mini (Red, Seedless):  Limited, CA/MX

*Used with permission

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