​Fresh From the Fields

​Food Service Update

THE FRESH SCOOP

 

HARVEST SUPPLY REPORT

FRESH VEGETABLES

Artichokes

Green: Good supply, CA (Good buy)

Purple: Available out of MX

Asparagus

Green: Good supplies

White: Good supplies, Peru


Baby Vegetables
Artichokes (Green): Good availability, CA

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

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

Carrots (Assorted): Good supplies, CA

Squash: Good availability, MX

Beans

Dragon:  Good supplies, MX

Fava: Good supplies, MX
French: Available, MX

Garbanzo: Good availability, MX

Purple Wax: Available, USA

Romano: Available now

Yellow Wax: Available, USA


Brussels Sprouts
Purple: Good supplies, CA

Cauliflower (Colored): Good supplies, CA

Celery Root: Good availability, CA

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

 

Horseradish Root: Good supplies, OR


Kale Sprouts: Good supplies, USA

Leeks (Belgian Style): Good supplies, USA

Melons
Kiwano: Coming Soon - New crop, to start in early March


Mushrooms

Chanterelle: Good supplies, Canada

Hedgehogs: Available now

Shiitake: Available, USA
Wild Chef's Mix: Available now, USA

Okra: Good supplies, Honduras/Nicaragua

Onions

Chipolline: Good availability for the season, USA

Maui: Gapping, HI

Mexican Green: Good supplies, MX

Peas

English: Good availability, MX
Sno (Green): Moderate supplies, Peru/Guatemala

Sugar Snaps: Moderate supplies, Peru/Guatemala

Peppers

Cherry Bell: Available, MX

Shishito (Green): Excellent supplies, MX thru Feb/Mar

Veggie Sweets: Limited but slowly starting to improve


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

Garnet Yams: Good availability

Gemstone®: Good supply year-round, ID
Medley (Pee Wee): Good supplies, ID

Purple: Available, WA

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

Radicchio:

di Verona: Limited supplies, CA

Treviso: Limited availability, CA

Radish

Easter Egg: Good availability, CA

Purple Ninja: Good availability, CA
Watermelon Radish: Good supplies, MX

 

Rapini: Good availability, CA

Rhubarb

Hot House: New crop, WA

Romanesco: Good availability, CA

Rutabaga: Good supply, OR

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

Squash

Acorn: Available, USA

Butternut: Available, USA

Eight Ball: Available, USA

Gold Bar: Available, Spain

Zucchini: Good availability, CA

Sunflower Chokes: Good supplies, CA

 

Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom: Good availability, MX

Chef Mix: Good available, Canada

Heirloom: Good supplies, MX

Red (On the vine): Good availability!

Truffles

Black Winter: Good availability, Italy

Turmeric: Available year-round

Water Chestnuts (Fresh): Available, China

FRESH FRUIT

Apples

Ambrosia: Available, Canada

Baby: Available

Fuji: Good availability, CA

Gala: Available, CA/WA

Granny Smith: Good availability, WA/CA

Honeycrisp: Available, WA

Hunnyz: New crop, WA

Lady: Available now, WA

Pink Lady: Available

Berries

Blueberries: Good supplies, CA

Raspberries: Good supplies, CA

Strawberries: Good supplies, CA

Strawberries (Harry's Berries): Season just started so they are limited.

Cherimoya: California is just getting started with moderate volumes.  Will pick up as the season progresses.

Coconuts

EZ Open: Good supplies!

Young: Fair availability, Thailand

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

Dragon Fruit

Red: Good availability, Ecuador/Vietnam

White: Available, Ecuador/Vietnam

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

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

Grapes

Muscatos™(Green/Red): Limited supplies, Peru

Candy Dreams®: Available, Peru

Candy Hearts®: Good availability, Peru

Cotton Candy: Coming Soon, end of week, Peru


Guavas: Good supplies, MX

Jackfruit: Limited availability, MX

Kiwi Berries: Available, Chile/NZ

 

Kumquats: Good availability, CA


Lemons
Meyer:  Moderate supplies, NZ

Pink: Available, CA

Seedless: Good availability

 

Limes

Key: Good availability, MX

Sweet: Moderate supplies available, CA

Lychee: MX due to start in May

Mandarins

Sumo® Citrus: New crop, CA

Mangoes

Ataulfo: Available now

Keitt: Available, CA

Sapūrana™: Good availability, Peru

Mangosteen: Limited new crop, MX now to mid-September


Melons

Cantaloupe: Limited, CA

Charentais: Available, Dominican Republic

Honeydew: Available

Kiwano: Coming Soon - New crop, to start in March

Pepino: Good supplies, Ecuador

Oranges

Blood: Good availability, CA

Cara Cara: Good availability, CA

Navel: Good  availability, CA

Navel (Heirloom): Good supply, CA

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

Passion Fruit: Moderate availability, FL/NZ

Pears

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

Butterscotch™: Good availability, South Korea

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

Seckel: Good availability, USA

Starkrimson: Good supplies, USA

Pineapples

Pinkglow™: New limited item, Costa Rico

Pomegranates
Arils: Good supplies, Chile

Red: Available, Chile

Rambutan: Limited, Vietnam

Starfruit: Good supplies, Taiwan through April.

Peak season coming to an end.

Tangerines

Clementine: Available

Gold Nugget™: Available, CA to May

Ojai Pixie: New crop - Ojai, CA

Tahoe Gold: New crop, CA until May

Yosemite Gold: New crop, CA

Uniq Fruit (Ugli®): Good availability, Jamaica to May

Watermelons

Red: Available, MX

Red (Mini): Available, MX

*Used with permission

 

 

ASIAN
Banana Leaves: Good supplies, MX

 

Beans

Fava: Moderate findings

Bitter Melon
Chinese: Limited, MX
Indian: Very limited availability, MX

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

Shanghai: Moderate availability, CA

Shanghai Leaves: Moderate supply, CA

Shanghai (Petite): Moderate supplies, CA

 

Broccoli

Baby (Broccolini): Moderate availability, CA

Cabbage
Napa (Green): Available, CA

 

Celery Cabbage: Moderate supplies

Cherimoya: Good supplies, Chile/CA

Chinese Celery (Khan Choy): moderate availability

Chinese Okra (Sing Qua): Extremely limited availability, MX

Choy Sum: Moderate supplies
Petite: Limited supplies, CA - Moderate availability, MX

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, Vietnam/Ecuador

White: Available, Ecuador/Vietnam

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

 

Eggplants
Chinese: Good supplies, MX

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: Good 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, MX

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


Mangoes
Green: Limited

Melons

Korean: Very limited until March
Winter: Available, MX

Nira Grass (Green): Very limited supplies, CA

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

Pea Shoot Tendrils: Limited supplies, MX

Peas

English: Good availability, MX
Sno (Green): Moderate supplies, Peru/Guatemala
Sugar Snaps: Moderate supplies, Peru/Guatemala

Peppers

Korean: Moderate supply, MX

Long Hots: Limited availability, Holland

Shishito (Green): Excellent supplies, MX
Thai (Green): Limited supplies, MX

Thai (Red): Limited

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

Radish
Daikon: Moderate availability, CA

Sea Beans

Salcornia: Available supplies, MX

Shiso Leaves (Ooba): Available supplies

Squash:
Moqua (Fuzzy Squash):  Moderate supplies, MX

Opo: Moderate availability, MX

Taro Leaves: Moderate availability

Ti Leaves (Green/Red): Available

Tung Ho: Very limited supplies, CA

Turmeric Root: Moderate supplies, Fiji

Water Chestnuts: Sporadic availability, China

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: Available,  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 supplies, Ecuador/Vietnam

White: Available, Ecuador

Yellow: Good supplies, Ecuador

 

Guavas: Moderate supplies, MX

Hoja Santa Leaves: Available!

 

Jackfruit: Moderate availability, MX

Jicama: Good supplies, MX

Limes
Key:  Good supplies
Sweet: Available, CA

Mangoes

Sapūrana™: Good availability, Ecuador

Mangosteen: Limited supplies starting on this new crop.

 

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: Moderate availability, FL/CA/NZ

Peppers

Anaheim: Good supplies, MX

Banana Wax: Moderate supplies, MX

Habanero: Good supplies, MX

Hungarian Wax: Moderate supplies, MX

Jalapenos: Good availability, MX

Manzano: Available, MX

Pasilla/Poblano: Good supplies, MX

Red Fresno: Moderate availability, MX

Serrano: Good supplies, MX

Yellow: Good supplies, MX

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: Limited supplies, USA

 

Avocado

Haas: Good availability, MX

Beans (Green): Gapping this week, MX

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

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

Broccoli: Good supplies, CA

 

Brussels Sprouts

Green: Good supplies

Cabbage
Green: Good supplies, CA
Napa: Fair 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: Fair availability, CA

Stalks: Fair supplies, CA


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

Cilantro: Good supplies, CA

Cucumbers: Moderate availability, MX

Baby Persian: Very limited, MX

Garlic: Good availability, CA


Ginger Root: Limited supplies, Peru

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

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

Leeks: Fair supplies, CA

Lettuce
Butter (Green/Red): Fair supplies, USA
Green Leaf: Fair supplies, USA
Iceberg: Fair availability, USA
Red Leaf: Fair supplies, USA
Romaine: Fair supplies, USA
Romaine Hearts: Fair supplies, USA

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

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

Peas
Sno: New crop, MX
Snap: New crop, MX

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

Shishito: Great supplies thru February

Potatoes

Charleston Yam: Available
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: Fair supplies, CA
Daikon: Moderate supplies, USA

 

Shallots

Good supplies, Holland


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

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

Tomatoes

Beef Steak: Moderate availability, MX

Cherry: Moderate supplies, MX

Darkloom: Moderate availability, MX

Grape: Good supplies, MX

Heirloom (Baby): Moderate availability, MX

TOV: Moderate supplies, MX


 

CERTIFIED

ORGANIC FRUIT

Apples

Ambrosia: Season winding down, Canada/CA

Arkansas Black: Winding down, CA

Crimson Gold: Winding down, CA

Fuji: Available, WA/CA

Gala: Available, WA

Honeycrisp: Available, WA

Berries
Blackberries: Moderate supplies

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

 

Coconuts

EZ Open: Good supplies!

Young: Limited availability, Thailand

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

Cranberries: New crop, Canada

Grapefruit: Good supply, CA

Grapes

Black (Seedless): Available, Peru

Green (Seedless): Available, Peru

Red (Seedless): Available, Peru

Kiwi: Winding down, CA

Kumquats: New crop, CA


Lemons: Good supplies, CA

Meyer: Available, CA


Limes: Moderate availability, MX

Mandarins

Tango: Coming Soon - February


Mangoes

Ataulfo (Honey): Good supply out of MX

Kent: New crop, Peru

Nectarines

White: Available, Chile

Yellow: Available, Chile
 

Oranges

Blood: Available, CA

Cara Cara: Available, CA

Navel: Good supply

Valencia: Product of MX.  Coming Soon, CA in April

 

Peaches

Yellow: New crop, Chile

Saturn: New crop, NZ

White: New crop, Chile


Pears

Bartlett: Coming Soon-New crop, Argentina week of 3/1

Bosc: Available, WA

D'Anjou: Available, WA

Pineapples

Moderate supplies, Costa Rica/MX

Plums

Black: New crop, Chile

Red: New crop, Chile

Tangelos

Minneola: Available, CA

Tangerines

Clementine: Available, CA

Gold Nugget: New crop, CA

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