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We’re kind of in a transition time between seasons.  Many of the storage items like potatoes, onions, and apples are in short supply as farmers wait for the new season to begin...

Avocado markets are still a mess.  Demand outstrips supply and inventories have become depleted.

Sweet corn is plentiful with excellent quality.  It’s a great time to showcase this taste of summertime.

Blueberry production continues to decrease as we head towards the fall and end of domestic production.

Quality is improving as farmers are getting back on track and caught up in the fields.

Marginal quality coming from most squash areas has the market very high, but zucchini is plentiful and really pretty.

Most California vegetables are lower this week, with growers settling into normal summertime patterns.

Tomatoes are settling back down to more typical levels,  especially romas.  Grape tomatoes are a real bargain now.

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Local vine ripened and heirloom tomatoes are still in good volumes, though the rains have given them troubles lately.

Hot peppers and eggplants seem to be the most prevalent local vegetables currently.

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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.