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  • MARKET REPORT – SEPT. 13TH, 2017
    Avocados… FIRST, This first report is from Bloomberg News 6 months ago, just for reference and some interesting factoids.  The meat of the story follows below this first one. That bowl of guacamole on Cinco de Mayo will be more expensive this year, as avocado...
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  • MARKET REPORT – SEPTEMBER 08TH, 2017
    We’re back! Right off the bat here, if you thought we had quit publishing a market report because you haven’t seen one for a long time, I don’t blame you, but we’re back!  To be honest, other than a weekly announcement about what’s new from...
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  • ProPalta Grower Visit
    Randy Hooper (Discovery Organics) visits the avocado growers of ProPalta Co-Op in The Chao Valley, Peru. - September 2009
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  • MARKET REPORT – AUGUST 4TH, 2017
    Now, of course the big news is the weather.  Sorry for scant news from this desk, but anyone growing garlic commercially was AWOL from their normal routines for the last couple of weeks, including me – the only time that anything to do with garlic...
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  • MARKET REPORT – JULY 21ST, 2017
    FIRST – A Big Thank You! We have wrapped up our Peru Relief efforts after what stretched to several months of fund-raising.  We have doubled (matched) the nearly $11,000 raised and sent our banana growers the last of the money.   Over 600 families are members...
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  • MARKET REPORT – JULY 7, 2017
    Thanks for supporting us back then, eh! When Annie and I started Discovery back in the last millennium we only sold local (BC) organic fruit and veg – for many years.  You can imagine that in the spring months, we really had very little to...
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  • Discovery’s visit to DELTAPORT
    Andrea, Ellen, Ben, Joe and Julie went out to Deltaport at the end of June to have a look around because we are curious about what are bananas, mangos or apples from Latin America go through before touching our dock on Malkin Avenue. We all jumped...
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  • JUNE 30, 2017 MARKET REPORT
    It was HOT! We now have a pretty firm update on how the heat wave last week has affected things. It was HOT.  54C is really hot.  I’ve been at 54C in the Sonora Desert twice – one south of Mexicali, and once near Hermosillo...
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  • MARKET REPORT – JUNE 23RD, 2017
    Think hot! Not just here – but all across the country and the U.S.  The pink on the west and southwest of today’s map is severe weather warnings for excessive heat – ranging from the mid-30’s for Seattle to the high 40’s (and low 50’s)...
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  • MARKET REPORT – JUNE 16TH, 2017
    As if money was edible Along with many changes I had intended on talking about today, I’ll hang on until mid- week for the produce news, and instead talk about the biggest shake-up in our industry, like forever.   Most of the news across the media...
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  • MARKET REPORT – JUNE 6TH, 2017
    Just a quick word to thank everyone so much for supporting an amazing year on our Agrofresco greens program for this 7 month season.  This operation is now our biggest vegetable vendor, and we’re planning on a few things to add to the program for...
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  • MARKET REPORT – MAY 26TH, 2017
    Here’s an A to Z rundown for the week We’re just closing out the first ½ decent week of vegetable growing weather this spring here in coastal BC.  Despite just a handful of days over 20C in all of April and May, local crops are...
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  • MARKET REPORT – MAY 19TH, 2017
    Sometimes Sanity does not prevail!  After a 6 year hiatus of deporting undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the three-ring donkey rodeo that is the current US Administration began, immediately after being sworn in, to implement a very substantial deportation program, focused on ‘bad hombre’s’ –...
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  • MAY IS FAIRTRADE MONTH IN CANADA, GET READY!
    While every day should be a celebration of Fairtrade products, May is the opportunity to come together to celebrate and demand fair deals for the producers of the Global South. Fairtrade Month is the biggest time of year where everyone celebrates everything Fairtrade. This month-long...
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  • ProPalta Grower Visit
    Randy Hooper (Discovery Organics) visits the avocado growers of ProPalta Co-Op in The Chao Valley, Peru. - September 2009
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  • MARKET REPORT – MARCH 24TH, 2017
    Now, don’t you be worrying about our supply on leaf, kale, broc or celery. Apples:  We’re hitting that time of year when three stars collide.  BC Supply is thinning down with some shippers done for the season.  We are, for all intents and purpose already...
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  • Discovery Organics was nominated FAIRTRADE TRADER OF THE YEAR!
    The Canadian Fairtrade Awards takes place annually and nominations are awarded by an independent panel of judges to celebrate noteworthy contributions of Fairtrade stakeholders across Canada. This year it was in Halifax during the annual conference of the Canadian Fair Trade Network. Discovery Organics was nominated...
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  • MARKET REPORT – MARCH 3RD, 2017
    This has been the most boring and uneventful winter to talk about that I can remember.  Weather challenges, compared to any other year have been minimal.  So far.  Oh, it did rain in California. A lot.  Enough that Emergency water restrictions will likely be lifted...
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  • MARKET REPORT – FEB. 17TH, 2017
    Talk about ending the drought!  Let’s start off with this message this morning from Coke Farms in San Juan Batista (2 hours south of San Francisco and ½ an hour away from the Salinas Valley.) “Have a quick moment of electricity to write this email. ...
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  • MARKET REPORT – FEB. 10TH, 2017
    Even in a tragically over-supplied market… It’s just another conversation today – will update you next week with any looming market changes. (Kind of boring writing market reports when there isn’t much news, other than a little rain down south. Yesterday a customer told us...
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  • MARKET REPORT – FEB 8TH, 2017
    Grower perspective on the winter season so far Going to step back and take a look at the last 3 months to give you an idea of grower perspective on the winter season so far. As you know, revenues are way down on vegetable sales...
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  • MARKET (REPORT) RANT – JAN 27TH, 2017
    Interesting times ahead!  I had to take a market report break for 10 days as I tried to wrap my head around a new US administration that seems hell bent on taking an entire society backwards to uglier times.  So much comes into play for...
  • MARKET REPORT – Jan. 13th, 2017 – So great news about the drought!
    So great news about the drought – of course, but none of our California imports come from Northern California, and those recent huge volumes of rain and snow did little for southern California, hence the bottom ½ of the state is still bright red in...
  • MARKET REPORT – JAN. 11th, 2017
    Doing our best! As advertised, California certainly got rain! Although the hardest hit areas were north of San Francisco, where total rainfall amounts over the weekend ranged up to 400 cm, there was copious rain in areas we buy from as well.  The Monterey and Salinas...
  • MARKET REPORT – January 6th, 2017 – What a dramatic difference!
    We normally expect some issues this time of year with trucking, either avalanches in the Rockies, or road closures in Oregon.  The route from L.A. to here crosses a 1,700 meter high pass at the Oregon/California border and that’s always interesting – we just went...
  • MARKET REPORT – DEC. 30TH, 2016
    Three things today: 1/ Happy New Year. As always we know 2 things are going to happen for 2017.  It will be better.  It always has to be better.  It’s going to be better. In whatever way that it is NOT currently better.   AND, sales...
  • PERU / ECUADOR – OCTOBER 2016
    It had been two years since the last visit to the banana and mango coops we partner with, 2 years! time flies. It felt good to be back to Lima and to the region of Piura in Northen Peru where bananas and mangos grow. In...
  • MARKET REPORT – DEC. 23RD, 2016
    Have a great holiday – make Brussels Sprouts great again. Here’s hoping, for those of you in the retail trade, that you are raced off your feet!  The Holiday season turns on strongly held traditions, and although we have commercialized the heck out of it,...
  • MARKET REPORT – DEC. 16TH, 2016
    Do we really need pink pineapple? Whatever. As we wind up to Christmas week, here’s a fast discussion about what to look forward to, and not. Apples – little has changed, with a wide selection and fair pricing.  Expect to see a few varieties move...
  • MARKET REPORT – DEC. 10TH, 2016
    A fast update interspersed with fun stuff.  Other than a current cool-down across California (temperatures a couple of degrees below normal) there isn’t much of a weather story affecting pricing, unlike prior years at this time.  Only change is that the continued flow of small...
  • MARKET REPORT – NOV 18TH, 2016
    I’m going to have to be a climate nerd for a couple of pages here, only because I know that this is of interest to some of you, and also because something is happening that isn’t in the mainstream media, but is absolutely astounding.  This...

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