This Week’s Highlights – June 18, 2018

  • Green Beans – Overall quality and supplies are good.
  • Strawberries – Supplies and quality remain steady.
  • Blackberries & Raspberries – Demand exceeds supply as volume has dripped off from cooler weather.
  • Grapes – Volume is significantly lower due to weather events, and coloration is poor.
  • Iceberg – Markets are active due to lighter volume.
  • Peppers – Red & Yellow – Demand exceeds supply as production declines in the Coachella Valley, high temps could finish the crop early.
  • Watermelon – Supplies are limited as Mexico winds down, FL production is light, and GA is late to harvest from rain.

This Week’s Highlights – June 11, 2018

  • Asparagus – Supplies are steady and quality is good.
  • Strawberries – Supplies are plentiful, although wet weather may cause quality concerns.
  • Grapes – Volume and yield are significantly lower due to weather events.
  • Honeydew – The market is to remain strong and supplies tight for the next 10-14 days.
  • Cantaloupe – Growers are reporting a significant shift to larger size fruit. Quality is strong with good color and high Brix levels.
  • Tomatoes – Markets are strengthening on all varieties due to rain in Central Florida.

This Week’s Highlights – June 4th, 2018

  • Blackberries & Raspberries – Demand exceeds supply as volume has dropped off from cooler weather.
  • Broccoli – Supplies are limited as the CA coastal crops are ahead of schedule, then halted by below normal temps.
  • Broccolini – Demand exceeds supply.
  • Blueberries – Supplies are below expectations due to the East Coast’s reduction of volume.
  • Potatoes –  Sizing is heavy to  80-120 ct, making 40-70 ct supplies short and markets higher.
  • Asparagus – Supplies are steady and quality is good.
  • Squash – Zucchini and Yellow – Supplies are good and prices are low.

This Week’s Highlights – May 21, 2018

  • Blueberries – Supplies are below expectations due to the East Coast’s reduction of volume.
  • Broccoli – Supplies are limited as the CA coastal crops are ahead of schedule, then halted by below normal temps.
  • Green Bell Peppers – Demand exceeds supply.
  • Oranges – Tightened supplies of 113’s and smaller for both Navel grades.
  • Tomatoes – Active markets this week due to shorter supplies.  Reminder: DO NOT store tomatoes in the refrigerator; refrigerated tomatoes loose flavor and become mealy in texture.

 

This Week’s Highlights – April 30, 2018

  • Grapefruit: Texas grapefruit is available, Florida Star Ruby/Red is available and California grapefruit has started.  Good availability, flavor and pricing.
  • Oranges: Supplies are becoming extremely limited on smaller sizes as Navels wrap up before Valencias begin.
  • Mushrooms: Previous cold weather in all growing regions has disrupted supply for the next few weeks.
  • Peas – Snaps & Snows: Guatemala is ending soon and Peru is running behind; look for a potential 1-2 week gap.
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Supplies cannot meet the demand and are expected to be tight for the next two weeks.
  • Carrots: Good quality and volume.