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  • April 14, 2015
    Freedom Fresh has received information that one of our suppliers, New Star Fresh, is recalling several code dates of Spinach 4/2.5 lb. The product in question may be contaminated with a bacterial pathogen. Based on this information, we know that we did receive some of this recalled product. Affected customers are being contacted to alert them of the situation and provide further instructions. Our commitment to Food Safety is paramount and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

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  • The Source - April 29, 2015
    High pressure remains in charge out west peaking today in the Salinas Valley. Coastal regions cool to the 60s under a moderate marine layer with upper 70s to low 80s expected in the inland regions. The interior San Joaquin Valley will see significant warming into the 90s under the strong ridge through the week. South of the boarder temperatures warm to above seasonal averages (upper 90s) in most locations as the ridge strengthens.
  • The Outlook - April 24, 2015
    A fairly robust storm system will bring rain to Central California and even some snow to the higher elevations of the Sierra Mountains. This is on the heels of a recent cool down and dense marine layer in the coastal valleys. This system is forecast to move through the region tonight followed by high pressure and warming trend into next week. While any rain is good news for the state this moisture will only add to mold and mildew issues currently impacting leaf and lettuce fields, especially baby leaf, spinach and spring mix items.
  • The Outlook - April 22, 2015
    As we complete the transition to Central California fields, growers look for an improved weather pattern to increase supply and quality. Crops throughout the state from stone fruit and grapes in the Central Valley to lettuce and cole crops along the coastal regions remain weeks ahead of schedule. The spring weather pattern of generally warm temperatures with a few late season storm systems and most recently a dense marine layer (low clouds, fog and drizzle) has taken its toll on supplies. The series of upper level low pressure systems off the Southern California coast will bring a dense marine layer and cooler temperatures to California through the week.
  • The Source - April 20, 2015
    A series of fairly weak low pressure systems out West will retrograde offshore moving south into Baja California through the week. As these systems roll through they will bring cooler temperatures along with a heavy marine layer and drizzle to the coastal regions this week. Coastal valleys will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s with 70s in the warmer inland regions. South of the boarder temperatures cool to below seasonal norms (70s to low 80s) in most locations as a series of cut-off low pressure systems move into Baja and Northern Mexico.
  • The Source - April 13, 2015
    Temperatures cool to the 60s to upper 70s in out west as a couple of cold fronts pass to the north with gusty winds in the 20-30mph range. Any precipitation will remain north of the Salinas Valley. Warm temperatures continue in the Desert regions as harvests wind down seasonally. High pressure brings warm temperatures (upper 80s) south of the boarder as a cut-off low forms late this week. Scattered showers continue this week in the southeast and much Florida as a series of weak systems move through the region.
  • The Source - April 6, 2015
    A series of Pacific cold fronts will bring cooler temperatures, strong winds and precipitation to California on Tuesday. This winter type system is expected to bring freezing temperatures to the colder inland valleys and up to 2 inches of rain to the Salinas Valley with lesser accumulations to the south. Very strong winds (25-40mph) will accompany these cold fronts impacting the entire Southwestern growing regions.
  • The Outlook - April 3, 2015
    Unseasonably warm temperatures continue out west under the strong high pressure ridge that has dominated the weather pattern this year. Strong winds (20-35mph) will continue as low pressure systems pass to the north of the Salinas Valley.