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Demand exceeds supply for broccoli and cauliflower this week.  Elevated demand from food service business on limited summer acreage in Central California is leading to elevated market pricing and extreme shortages, especially on broccoli florettes.

Two months of abundant supply and severely depressed markets have, as we predicted in early September, shifted to production shortages, quality concerns, and higher prices.

Thanks to improved growing techniques by our farmers, we expect to have local tomatoes into December this year.

Squash seemed to be in a glut for the past few weeks with more supply available than could be sold.

California Citrus growers have finished their valencia crop, and we’re still about 2-3 weeks away from harvesting Navel oranges.

Asparagus markets are way down this week, with heavier supplies coming from Mexican and Peruvian growers.

We have all kinds of fall decorations!  Choose from gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, and indian corn.

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Meringues, Phyllo & More

 

Puff Pastries - Sweet
Hafner Tartshell #24240 - HA 976
#24410 - MC406
Meringue Cup

60 per case
Diameter: 2.5"
Height: 1.6"
Sweet
This Meringue cup can to be used for dessert with a small portion of filling inside and a liquid decoration around it.  The meringue is very solid, and the chef will have no problem pushing ice cream inside of it.  Unusual because of its white color, the Meringue can be used in the most elegant settings.
Phyllo (Fillo) Dough
Hafner Tart Shell #24250 Fords Produce
#23730 - DP 360
360 per case
Diameter: 1.5"
Height: .9"
Savory - Margarine
Phyllo Dough can be used for Sweet or Savory.  For Sweet, use for Baklavas with nut and nut chunks and honey.   As a savory, it can be filled with sea food or any other filling for an elegant finger food.  Phyllo items can be prepared long in advance and then frozen and re-heated.  Ideal for caterers to avoid the deadline rush.
Melba Toast
Hafner Puff Pastries by Fords Produce
#23710 - CT688
Melba Toast

688 per case
Diameter: 1.75"
Height: .4"

 

Crispy Fried Dough
Hafner Tart Shells by Fords Produce
#23790 - FN100
Bite Mini Cocktail Cup
180 per case
Diameter: 1.4" Height: 0.6"
Savarin Babas - 1 Bite
Hafner Tart Shell
#24210 - HA 941
Bouchee

150 per case
Diameter: 1.95" / Height: 1.3"
Savory-Margarine
The Savarin is very economical, and allows you to offer desserts for any low budget situation.  To serve, all you need to do is to dip the Savarin into a pain of boiling water and light syrup, let them swell to their full size in a matter of seconds, and then with a slotted spoon deposit them into their plastic case.  The Savarin will continue to swell and fill the serving cup.   When cooled, splash them with rum, decorate, and serve!  The Savarin can be held in the hand if you glaze to seal in the flavors.  
Puff Pastries - Savory 4 Bites
Hafner Tart Shell
#24110 - HA 552
Individual Baba

100 per case - with plastic cups
Diameter: 2.5"
Butter

Very low labor and ingredient costs...yet a very successful dessert directly proportional to how much alcohol you lace it with! Hafner offers the Savarin in two sizes:  Individual finger food or as a full size individual dessert to be plated.

 

 

We look forward to serving you.