Where Are The Cherries?

As we come back to work after the Memorial Day weekend you're probably wondering where the cherries are? As with asparagus, cherries are arriving later than usual this year because of the massive amount of rain we received this winter. Spring arrived later, so cherry trees blossomed a few weeks late. Predictions are that Memorial Day weekend through most of June will be when the bulk of the cherry crop is delivered to customers at farmers’ markets. The crop looks like it will be a decent one this year. Cherry trees need a specific number of “chill hours” to regulate their growth and produce a good yield, and this past winter had lower temperatures at night than in the previous year, allowin

Here Comes the Stone Fruit!

While our Washington State Stone Fruit isn't quite ready yet, we've been able to secure some of California's best! This week enjoy some beautiful White Peaches and delicious Yellow Nectarines. California is the largest producer of peaches, plums and nectarines. Most are grown in the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Fresno, California. In fact, California produces over 90 percent of the nectarines and plums grown in the U.S. and provides approximately 60 percent of all the peaches. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is sometimes called the seed, but that is a mistake, as the seed is inside the stone. The stones can also be called a pit. Exa

A Taste of New Zealand - Gold Pears!

Gotta Try One! Last week, we taste-tested some delicious Taylor's Gold Pears from New Zealand and placed an order on the spot! These foolproof healthy snacks are always super sweet with a lush mouth feel. Absolutely fabulous! Taylor’s Gold pears, botanically classified as Pyrus communis, are a European variety that are members of the Rosaceae family along with apples and peaches. An early season variety, Taylor’s Gold pears are a sport or mutation of the comice pear and are most widely grown and found in New Zealand. Taylor’s Gold pears are one of the most popular varieties in New Zealand today, commonly grown in backyard gardens, and are favored for their creamy consistency and sweet flav

Timco Red Grapes from House Lannister Valley

The month of May is an exciting time of year at The Pike Place Market. New fruit is arriving daily and we are eagerly taste-testing to our heart's content. In the coming weeks, we will have a wide variety of fresh new fruits for your team. Highlights include gorgeous Yakima Valley Champagne Cherries, delicious Stonefruit from Wenatchee, Kiwis from New Zealand, and luscious Yellow Beauty Plums. This week's delivery features Timco Red Grapes from House Lannister Valley ;-). Also, enjoy: - Washington Extra Fancy Premium Opal Apples - Murcott Mandarins - Song Hay Double Happiness Navel Oranges - Washington Extra Fancy Premium Pink Lady Apples - Rainforest Alliance-Certified Bananas

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