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caPackage (bag, box, etc)Bunch size or unit sizeCondition, ripeness, qualityStorage TempHarvest SeasonTemp/time of day to harvestVarietyLabelling specs (individual items labelled and or box labelling specs) Bunch device OG NC CV
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ARUGULA, BULK2x3# twist tied bags in 1-1/9 bu wax box3#no yellow leaves, no insect damage, no bolted leaves, Baby=2-3" leaf size, Regular=3-7" leaf sizebelow 42°Fyearroundbefore 10amn/aOG
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ASIAN GREENS-MISC.3# bag or bulk in a 1-1/9 bu wax boxbulk or 3#Mix or one variety of asian greens, no yellow leaves, no insect damage, before 10 am mix of varieties or one single variety, depending on COMOC order.n/a
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ASPARAGUSbunched 1# bunches10 bunch per half bushelEven stems, washed, bunched in a 'crown'.32- 37°Fspringbefore 10 am
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BEANS, DRYBagged, new quality grain sack or double line potato bag.10# or 50#, some smaller sizesMust be dry, with no shriveled beans, no stems, no debris. Must be clean.40-50°FFall1/4" rubber band
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BEANS, FRESH loose (not bagged) in a 1/2 bushel or 1-1/9 bu wax box. by the poundMust be dry, not in plastic bags, freshly picked (not older than 3 days at time of delivery), no insect damage, no large, tough pods.40-45°Fsummer, fallanytime when plants and beans are dryn/a
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BEET, BULKperforated 4 mil root bag or wax boxby the pound2" minimum size root, no insect damage to roots, no large cracks, clean42°Fsummer and fallanytimen/a
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BEET, BUNCH w/LEAVES1-1/9 bu wax box3-4 full sized beets and their greens per bunch2" minimum size root, no insect damage to roots, no large cracks, clean, leaves should have no yellowing and minimal insect damage42°Fspring, summer and fallbefore 10 am1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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BEET GREENS1-1/9 bu wax box1/2-3/4 lb greens and their baby roots per bunchwashed with no soil material on roots or leaves, no yellow leavesspring, summer, fallbefore 10 am 1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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BOK CHOY2x3# bags per 1-1/9th bushel boxby the poundno insect damage on leaves, roots trimmed to 1/4", no yellow leaves, no broken stems34°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10 amon box1/4" rubber band may be used to hold heads to ease packing
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BROCCOLI15# in 1-1/9 bu wax box with a sheet of plastic over the top of the broccoli to reduce wilting in the coolertight heads, no loose flowers, no yellow34°Fspring, summer, fallearly morning
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BRUSSELS SPROUTS25# in 1-1/9 bu wax box5# bag32°F
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BRUSSELS SPROUTS20# in a 4 mil perforated roots bag or in 1-1/9 bu wax boxby the poundno yellow or black leaves, no insect damage, no insects present, firm sprouts, dry, 32°Ffallanytimen/a
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CABBAGE, GREEN or RED1-1/9 bushel (holds about 25#)by the pound32°F
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CABBAGE, NAPA1-1/9 bu wax boxby the poundStrip away outer leaves to get to full, firm heads; no spotting or extensive insect damage. Roots trimmed off and base clean. 32°Ffall and winteranytime
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CANTALOUPE1-1/9 bu wax box, 35# avgby the poundPicked just shy of ripe, no damage, no dirt.  32-41°Fsummer, fallafternoon
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CARROT, BULKperforated 4 mil root bag25#6-10" roots, tops trimmed to 1/8" or less, clean and drip dry, 34°Fyearroundanytimerainbow bags should be no more than 50% orange and 25% whiten/a
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CARROT, BUNCH w/TOPS12 bunches per 1-1/9 wax box8-18 roots per bunch , depending on size of roots. Bunches should weigh around 1-1.5#Clean and free of dirt, drip dry, leaves on; no yellow or bent leaves; no split or damaged, broken roots; 34°Fyearroundbefore 10 amrainbow or straight orange bunches1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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CAULIFLOWER1-1/9 bu wax boxby the poundtight heads, minimal spotting, leaves removed, stem end trimmed straight and clean32°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10 am
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CELERIACperforated 4 mil root bag or wax box5#, 10#, 25# (as per COMOC order3" minimum size root, no insect damage to roots, no large cracks, clean32°F
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CELERYhalf bushel case12 heads per case (should fill box)All green, not dark green, should be sweet to taste, not astringent.  We do not sell 'cooking celery'.  Zero insect damage accepted.32°Fsummer and fallbefore 10 am
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CHARD, RAINBOW12 bunches in a 1-1/9 bu wax box.75# bunch weightclean and shaken or spun dry, no ripped, yellow or damaged leaves, no insect damage, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length,34°FSpring, summer, fallbefore 10 amRainbow"box only1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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COLLARDS12 bunches in a 1-1/9 bu wax boxclean and shaken or spun dry, no ripped, yellow or damaged leaves, no insect damage, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length,34°Fsummer and fallbefore 10 amon box1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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CORN, SWEETmesh bag for conventional, wax box for organic.36 dz or 60 dzShould be full and sweet, not starchy.  Zero tolerance for insect presence or damage in either CV or OG.   Must be picked within 1 day of shipping.32°Fsummerbefore 10 am
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CUCUMBER-SLICER1/2 bu wax box20# per boxWipe clean with damp cloth, do not submerge in water bath, no insect damage on fruits, stems intact but trimmed to 1/4", 5-9" long fruits, not over ripe, 50-55°Fspring, summer and fallanytimeon boxn/a
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CUCUMBER-PICKLER1/2 bu wax box20# per boxWipe clean with damp cloth, do not submerge in water bath, no insect damage on fruits, stems intact but trimmed to 1/4", 5-9" long fruits, not over ripe, 50-55°Fspring, summer and fallanytimeon boxn/a
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EGGPLANTIn a bag in a 1/2 bushel or 1-1/9 bu wax boxby the #, per COMOC orderShiny, clean (brushed with damp rag) fruits with no insect damage, stems trimmed to 1", 54°Fsummer and fallanytimeAsian or Italian as per COMOC orderon box n/a
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ESCAROLE6 heads/1/2 bushel wax boxheadsclean and drip dry, no bolted heads, no yellow leaves, no rusty (tarnish plant bug damage) on leaves, root trimmed to 1/4"34°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10 amn/a
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FENNELbag in a box5# twist-tied bagNo bolting bulbs, leaves/stems trimmed to 1/2", root trimmed to 1/4", no splitting in bulbs, clean and drip dry34°Fsummer, fallanytimen/a
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FRISEE6 heads/1/2 bushel wax boxheadsclean and drip dry, no bolted heads, no yellow leaves, no rusty (tarnish plant bug damage) on leaves, root trimmed to 1/4"34°Fspring, summer, falln/a
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GARLICmesh bag or wax box--NOT PLASTIC BAGby the #, per COMOC orderdry, cured and tight heads; roots trimmed to 1/8", necks to 1/2" above bulb.  Minimum bulb size for 1st quality 1-1/4"  Smaller is 'kitchen grade'.32°Flate summeranytimen/a
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GARLIC, Scapesin a bag in a boxbunched 10 per rubber band or bulk by the pound in a bag12" long flower with green stem picked in bud (before it dries and cracks open)32°Fsummeranytime
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GINGER, BABYbag in a box1/2 # per small plastice bag or bulk by the #Cleaned and drip dried "hands" that have stems trimmed to 1/2" and roots clipped clean off. No insect damage or large knicks or bruises; no visible dirt55°Fsummer and fallanytime
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HORSERADISH2# bag35°F
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JERUSALEM ARTICHOKESstandard root plastic bag with wire tie10#clean and dry, no worm damage.  Smoother rhizhomes preferred, white sunchokes preferred.31-32spring and fallanytime
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KALE, GREEN CURLY1-1/9 or 1.5 bushel depending on bunch size12 bunches per box, bunch weight not less than .5# and not more than .9 #12-18" leaf size, no insect damage, no yellowing, clean and spun or shaken dry, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length34°Fspring, summer, falllower than 70°Fsingle green curly variety bunchbox only1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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KALE, LACINATO1-1/9 or 1.5 bushel depending on bunch size12 bunches per box, bunch weight not less than .75# and not more than 1.2 #12-18" leaf size, no insect damage, no yellowing, clean and spun or shaken dry, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length34°Fspring, summer, falllower than 70°Fsingle lacinato type bunch1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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KALE, OTHER1-1/9 or 1.5 bushel depending on bunch size12 bunches per box, bunch weight not less than .5# and not more than .9 #12-18" leaf size, no insect damage, no yellowing, clean and spun or shaken dry, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length34°Fspring, summer, falllower than 70°Fmixed bunches must have at least 3 varieties per bunch, mixed cases must have 3 distinct varieties, single variety bunches per orderbox only1/8-1/4 inch thick rubber band or 12" long twisttie
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KOHLRABIbag in a boxby the #, per COMOC order32°F
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LEEKwax box or perforated root bagby the #, per COMOC orderfresh, clean, no insect damage or digging scars, roots trimmed to 1/4 " and tops trimmed to 8" of green.32°Fsummer, fall, winteranytime
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LETTUCE, EACH1-1/9 wax boxby the eachfresh, very clean, no insect damage, no yellow leaves, roots trimmed off and bottom leaves removed, no bolting heads. 32°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10am /lower than 70°Fsingle variety or mixed as per COMOC order
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LETTUCE, BABY, EACH1/2 bu wax boxby the each or by the 1/2 bushel case or bag of 6fresh, very clean, no insect damage, no yellow leaves, roots trimmed off and bottom leaves removed, no bolting heads. 32°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10am /lower than 70°Fsingle variety or mixed as per COMOC order
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LETTUCE, CASE1-1/9 wax boxBetween 9-15 full sized heads can be packed in 1-1/9 bu wax box. Don't cram the heads but do pack them tightly.fresh, very clean, no insect damage, no yellow leaves, roots trimmed off and bottom leaves removed, no bolting heads. 32°Fspring, summer, fallbefore 10am /lower than 70°Fsingle variety or mixed as per COMOC order
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LETTUCE MIX, BULK2-3# twist tied bags in 1-1/9 bu wax box3# bagup to 6" leaf size, no brown or wilted leaves, no insect damange, no bolted/bitter greens, mix of at least 4 varieties of lettuce (?), different textures and colors, washed and spunArrive at COMOC at 42°Fyear roundbest before 10 am or below 70°Floose leaf types, mix of colors and textureswax box onlyn/A
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MICROGREENSbags in a box2 oz bag or 6 oz bagwashed and spun dry, no yellow or slimy leaves, mix of at least 6 varieties of green and red microgreens34°Fyear roundmorning
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ONIONSmesh bag or wax box---NOT PLASTIC BAGby the pound for cured, dry onions, by the bunch for fresh onions (3) with topsDried, cured onions must have tops trimmed to 1" and beards trimmed to 1/8 inch, no insect damage, size should not be smaller than 2.5" . Fresh onions should be washed, roots trimmed and tops trimmed to 12". Bunched with a 1/8 inch rubber band by the bulbs.32°Fspring, summer, fall
anytime
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PARSNIPperforated 4mil root bag or wax box5#, 10#, 25# (per COMOC order)tops trimmed, no insect damage on roots, washed, no splits32°Fspring and fallanytime
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PEA, SHELLINGhalf bushel case12# half bushelpeas should 'fill pod loosely', be green and sweet, picked no more than 1 day before shipping. No worm damage on shells.32°Fsummerbefore 10 am
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PEA, SNAPhalf bushel case12# half bushelpeas should 'fill pod loosely', be green and sweet, picked no more than 1 day before shipping.  No worm damage on shells.32-34°Fsummerbefore 10 am
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PEA, SNOW2# box2# boxpeas should 'fill pod loosely', be green and sweet, picked no more than 1 day before shipping. No worm damage on shells.32-34°Fsummerbefore 10 am
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PEPPER, GREENcardboard or 1-1/9 bu wax boxby the #, as per COMOC orderFruits should be wiped clean with stems trimmed to 1", no insect damage or scarring or sunscald, frutis should be firm and shiny45-55°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed or single variety per COMOC order
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PEPPER, COLOREDcardboard or wax boxby the #, as per COMOC orderFruits should be wiped clean with stems trimmed to 1", no insect damage or scarring or sunscald, frutis should be firm and shiny and fully their ripe color (red, orange, purle or yellow)45-55°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed or single variety per COMOC order
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PEPPER, HOTpaper or plastic bag5#Fruits should be wiped clean with stems trimmed to 1", no insect damage or scarring or sunscald, fruitis should be firm and shiny and fully their ripe color (red, orange, purple or yellow)45-55°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed or single variety per COMOC orderHOTS should be labelled prominently on the bag.
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POTATO, NEWpaper bag10# or 50#skins should be tender but not peeling.  No cuts or scrapes.  Limited black rhizoctonia on surface, preferably none.  Little or no scab.50-60°Fsummeranytime
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POTATO box50# boxesVery clean, dry brushed preferred, washed okay.  No blemishes, no insect damage, no scrapes.   Tightly sized A, B, C40-55°Ffall winter
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PUMPKINS1-1/9 bu wax box 35# avgTypically we sell only pie pumpkins.   Clean & dry, kept in fairly consistent temps.  Must be full orange.50-55°Ffall
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RADICCHIOin a plastic bag or wax boxbagged in plastic bag with twist-tie but slod by the #clean and drip dry, no bolted heads, no yellow leaves, no rusty (tarnish plant bug damage) on leaves, root trimmed to 1/4"34°Fsummer, fallanytime
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RADISH, BUNCH1/2 bushel or smaller wax box 8-12 radish per bunch, readish size between 1-2"leaves on, no insect damage on leaves or roots, no split roots, washed, no yellow leaves, 42°Fyear roundearly morning harvestsingle variety bunches or mixed var bunches per orderbox only1/16-1/8 " rubber band or 8-12" twisttie
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RADISH, BULKperforated 4mil root bag or wax box5#, 10#, 25# (per COMOC order)tops trimmed, no insect damage on roots, washed, no splits42°Fyearroundanytimemixed or single varietybox or bagn/a
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RHUBARB1-1/9 bu wax box or bag in a boxby the 2# bunch or bulk by the poundclean, washed stems with leaves trimmed off, stems should be thicker than 1/2 inch and be full and fleshy32°Fspring, summer, fallanytimemixed or single variety1/8 inch rubber band for bunches.
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RUTABAGAperforated 4mil root bag or wax box5#, 10#, 25# (per COMOC order)tops trimmed, no insect damage on roots, washed, no splits32°Ffall winteranytimemixed or single variety
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SALAD GREENS, BULK2-3# twist tied bags in 1-1/9 bu wax box3#Fresh, washed and spun DRY. Leaves no longer than 6", no yellow or degrading leaves, no insect damage, mix should contain 3-6 mustard varieties and 2-4 lettuce varieties. 32°Fyearroundbefore 10 am/70°FMix of 3-6 mustards and 2-4 lettuce.
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SCALLION6 bunches per bag; multiple bags in a box4oz bunch, approx 6-12 scallions per bunch, depending on size of scallionsleaves on, no insect damage on leaves or roots, no split roots, washed, no yellow leaves, leaves may be trimmed to 15 " if tips are not green and fresh looking34°Fspring, summer, fallanytimesingle variety onlybox only1/16-1/8 rubber band
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SHALLOTmesh bag or wax box--NOT PLASTIC BAG5# bag or 25# bagdry and cured, roots trimmed completely off, necks cut to 3/4 inch.32°Ffall winter
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SPINACH, BULK2-3# twist tied bags in 1-1/9 bu wax box3#baby vs large leaf32°F
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SQUASH, SUMMER1/2 bushel wax 15# per boxstems cut to 1", clean fruit, no visible scars or breaks in the skin, blossom end wiped clean, fruits should be "young" but not "baby" Size=5-9" in length with a nice sheen.41-50°Fsummer, fallanytimesingle variety(e.g. patty pan) or mixed cases,
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SQUASH, WINTERMinimum of 1" stem length50°F
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SWEET POTATOES55-60°F
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TOMATO, CHERRY10# tomato flat10#picked firm, slightly under ripe55-60°F
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TOMATO, GREEN10# tomato flat10#full size but green, without any blush of color65-72°Fsummer, fallanytimeslicing varieties
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TOMATO, HEIRLOOM10# tomato flat10#picked firm, slightly under ripe. No cracks or large scars. NO insect damage or bruises55-60°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed varieties or single per COMOC order
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TOMATO, SLICING10# tomato flat10#picked firm, slightly under ripe. No cracks or large scars. NO insect damage or bruises55-60°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed varieties or single per COMOC order
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TOMATILLOS10# tomato flat10#Picked before paper starts to split. Fruits should be firm. 55-60°Fsummer, fallanytimegreen or purple as per COMOC order
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TURNIP, SUMMER, BUNCH6 bunches per bag4-10 turnips per bunch, depending on size of rootsleaves on, no insect damage on leaves or roots, no split roots, washed, no yellow leaves, 32°F
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TURNIP, FALLperforated 4mil root bag or wax box5#, 10#, 25# (per COMOC order)tops trimmed, no insect damage on roots, washed, no splits32°F
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WATERMELON45°F
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ZUCCHINI1/2 bushel wax 15# per boxstems cut to 1", clean fruit, no visible scars or breaks in the skin, blossom end wiped clean, fruits should be "young" but not "baby" Size=5-9" in length with a nice sheen.41-50°Fsummer, fallanytimemixed varieties or single per COMOC order
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HerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbsHerbs
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Basil, pound1# per bag, multiple bags/box.1# bag, Bags should be snipped or twist-tied "to breathe"DO NOT WASH, pick when leaves are dry, minimal stem, 50-65°FSummer and fallbefore 10 am but when leaves are dryif multiple varieties in a box, each variey should be labelled. n/a
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Basil, Bunch6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box, bags should be snipped or hole-punched "to breathe"2- 3 oz bunch weightDO NOT WASH; minimal insect damage, no yellow leaves, no mold or fungus, stems trimmed to same length50-65°FSummer and fallbefore 10 am but when leaves are dryCOMoC may order mix cases or single varietyif multiple varieties in a box, each variey should be labelled. 1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Chives6 bunches per bag; multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightWashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, no broken or bent leaves, bunch trimmed.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 am 1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Cilantro6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, no bolting stemsbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Dill6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, no bolting stemsbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Mint6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Oregano6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Parsley- flat6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, no bolting stemsbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Parsley- curly6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, no bolting stemsbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Rosemary6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same lengthbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallanytimeherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Sage6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallanytimeherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Savory6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Tarragon6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same lengthbelow 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Thyme6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box2-4oz bunch weight, depending on stem lengthwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallanytimeherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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Marjoram6 bunches per bag, multiple bags in a box1-2 oz bunch weightwashed and spun dry, no yellow leaves, bunch trimmed so all stems are same length, flowering stalks okay but should not comprise more than 50% of the bunch.below 40°FSpring, summer and fallbefore 10 amherb bags must be labelled with herb name IF there are multiple species in a box.1/16-1/8" rubber band
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FruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruitFruit
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Apples30-40°F
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Husk Cherries
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Blueberries31-32°F
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Cranberries50-55°F
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Peaches31-32°F
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Strawberries32°F
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