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We all had an eventful week last week, with the CDC’s advisory on romaine lettuce out of Yuma, AZ and the recall on 200,000,000 eggs on the east coast.  These two back-to-back events created a lot of concern and conversation.  Here’s how we dealt with it.  We quickly implemented our recall policy and contacted and recovered all unused fresh-cut romaine from our customers.  Next we...

Tomatoes are still in an oversupply situation, and prices just don’t get any lower than this.

Freight rates for cross country trucks continue to climb, with new regulations on the trucking industry costing them many thousands of dollars per month, and severely limiting the amount of hours a driver can work per month.

The California Navel Orange is one of the most delicious of all fruit when it’s at peak season. 

What’s Local Now? We currently have local strawberries, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, and Sweet Potatoes.  Lots of other items coming soon!

We’re starting to see some traditional spring time items, like English Peas, Ramps, and Morels.

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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.