PRODUCE NEWS JULY 5TH TO JULY 9TH

Hi all our rain meant warm weather last week in Washington and Oregon.  So the Yakima Rainier and Bing Cherries are here this week….The Rainier Cherries are large and sweet….a great treat.  Hot weather is good for melons, but it was too hot in all the Desert growing areas, as a result of 110+ degree weather, pickers can not drink enough water to work and the fruit burns up.  So no Cantaloupes….but yes to Watermelons.  A couple of trips I get melons from Arizona.  The growers grow Temptations (similar to an Orange Honeydew), Golden Honeydews and Lemondrops (you have to try, very different).  Champagne Mangoes were ripe and goregous, so they are back.  The Organic Heirloom Tomatoes are more expensive, but very good and worth the money from Full Belly Farms in California.  Peaches are huge! ripe and ready to eat.  Nectarines are from the same grower, but will take a couple of days to ripen.  Blueberries and Blackberries are from Oregon now.  Maybe open flats from Western Washington next trip.  Enjoy your holiday….and remember fruit is meant to be eaten!!

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