Category: Produce Update

Stefan: I don’t have much to comment on the local options this week as myself and a few other Discovery folks are just back from the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) convention in Anaheim. This is...
A few information tidbits – Monsanto has now contributed over $4M to try to influence the GMO labeling initiative in Oregon up for vote mid-November.  The same company has announced that because...
Stefan:The way we know we have hit the wall on the local season is when Marlene Myers gives us a call to say that we better get some US backup for her lettuce supply and this happened yesterday. So...
You will probably want to read a recent report funded by Vancity Credit Union here in Vancouver, released today – also featured in today’s Vancouver Sun, read it online with video as well!  The...
The California drought news is now taking hold in the mainstream press as conditions continue to worsen.  Town after town is reporting their water allocation gone and wells run dry. Thousands of...
Stefan: Ambrosia apples are being picked this week so it looks like we should have some in by early next week if all goes well. The word once again is look for sizing to be a lot bigger than usual...
Weather is now deteriorating and our transition south to warmer climates is about to begin.  An early frost in the southern Okanagan is already affecting supply on some items, and we aren’t too...
Stefan: Cranberries are on the move across the country chugging their way to us from Quebec and at the same time our winter squash list has blossomed nicely to cover almost all the varieties....
Stefan: Today there is rain in the forecast in Vancouver for the first time in weeks. In California they are counting months between rain forecasts. The drought there persists and the Governor of...
Words heard this week from Cawston is that the apples are all going to be much larger this year. This means way more 80/88ct sizing and larger available compared to the 100/113ct sizing. In contrast...
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