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This week was interesting for us all as we returned to the normalcy of post-Thanksgiving. Although for me, finding out today that we can get California blueberries and limes for next week doesn’t seem normal and I love it. Additionally, last week was the end of a bountiful and unseasonably long California Kiet mango season. Perhaps the seasonality of these items are not new but are only new to me?

Regardless, I’ve been doing this for almost eight years and this is the first time I’ve seen organic California limes available in December and the first time I can remember organic California blueberries available in December too. Please reply to this email with your perspective and let me know what you think.

In the meantime, there are so many yummy items available this week! The tiny little Seckle pears are back. These, I think, are the best tasting pears we’ve had in a while and, I was told, should be optimally ready to eat when they arrive at your doorstep next week. We also have some D’anjou pears and, just like the last few weeks of pears, these will need to sit out for a couple days to soften up. Your patience will be rewarded.

Also, the mandarins coming in from Corona-College Heights Orange & Lemon Association (CCH) near Riverside are excellent and even have seeds. So make sure you take that into consideration to sub them out, or to sub even more into your order! Finally, the Early Girl tomatoes from Ellwood Canyon Farms are very supple and bursting with flavor. Ellwood Canyon is a super tiny farm near Goleta and I always keep an eye out for their items because everything we receive from their farm is just perfection. For more information on Ellwood Canyon Farms and the many other organic farms we support please head over to our organic farms page.

Ok back to work for you and me. Stay tuned for more info next week. In the meantime, please click over to our proud partner The Organic Media Network. Over at OMN you will find even more love for sustainability, practical tips for your organic veggies, and so much more. My favorite was their story on sugar addiction. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Have a great week full of healthy love!

With great care,
Corey Tufts and the Team at Golden Gate Organics