Watermelon – Quality is outstanding and promotions are available. Pineapple – Trending toward smaller sizes. Quality is very good right now. Eggplant – Quality is outstanding, volume is excellent. Spinach – Supply and quality are good. Cherries – Domestic cherries are available, but have suffered potential damage due to recent rain in the West.
Blueberries – Due to a gap in supply, pricing will go up for the next few weeks. Green & Red Leaf Lettuce – Supply is good and quality is good to fair. Brussels Sprouts – EXTREME – Very light availability. Extreme shortages in supply and the quality from Mexico is extremely challenging. Celery – EXTREME – This is one of the longest runs of extreme pricing on celery this industry has ever experienced. Expect supply to improve weekly from this point. Peaches – Domestic peaches are available out of South Carolina and central Georgia.
Vine Ripe Roma Tomatoes – Prices are down slightly for the week. Quality is outstanding. Avocados – The market is very active; pricing is up again this week. Not anticipating a good market over the next several weeks. Strawberries – EXTREME – Volumes will continue to drop over the next few weeks due to rain and wet fields. Green Cabbage – Supply is good. Red Cabbage – ESCALATED – Supply continues to be light.
Red Bell Peppers – Prices are down this week…supplies are improving. Cucumbers – Continue to drop in price. Quality is good to excellent. Artichokes – Supply industry-wide is fair. Demand is fair and prices are steady to higher. Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – ESCALATED. Supply is lighter this week. Brussels Sprouts – EXTREME. Very light availability.
Pineapple – The quality is very good right now. Cantaloupe – Decreasing supply from the off-shore market over the past two weeks have caused the market to spike. Quality has been outstanding. Brix averages have been increasing as we get closer to the Spring crop. Romaine – Quality is good and the product is looking clean. Red Bell Peppers – Prices are down this week as supply begins to improve. Brussels Sprouts – Very light availability; shortages in supply.