Market Notes
December 18th, 2014


It would be great to talk about our new dried organic apricots, or the beautiful purple Peruvian we have this season or the new ramp program we will start this spring, but it is pre-season and no one is going to listen so we will save that for more attentive times. With Christmas and New Year’s around the corner we best use this space to update you on our holiday hours. So here is how this will go down.  Wednesday 12-24-2014 we will work until the work is done.  We will be closed, or on Sunday schedule for Thursday 12-25.  All operations will resume on Friday 12-26.  Then on Wednesday, 12-31-2014 we will once again close when all the work is done and remain closed through 1-1-2015. Thursday the 1st we will be on a Sunday schedule once again and all operations resume on Friday 1-2-2015.  From what we can tell all of our shippers and markets will be on the same schedule. All Thursday loading will be arranged for on Wednesday unless other arrangements are made.  Please contact your culinary Rep for specific details. Happy and healthy to all.

As many of you have come to depend on our weekly Market Notes or perhaps more importantly on the Produce Quiz we thought it prudent to advise you of that schedule as well.  After this week’s publication both the notes and the quiz will not change until the end of the year.  In keeping with our two decade tradition, next week’s Market Notes will be replaced by the 20th Culinary Specialty Produce Christmas Song.  The week after, continuing our single decade tradition, we replace Market Notes with our annual top ten. Market Notes attempting any real substance will resume January 8, 2015. The produce quiz will also be on vacation during that time span as well.  The answer to this week’s quiz will be published in Market Notes on January 8, 2015.  The produce quiz will be performing in Tulsa on the 27th. Albuquerque on the 29th, and LA on the 30th.  Check with your Culinary Rep for venues, times and tickets.


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