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Red, Yellow & Green Bell Peppers – Excellent supply and good quality.
English Cucumbers – The market remains very tight, but quality is good.
French Beans – Volume remains stable and quality is strong.
Herbs – Very good supply on almost all fresh herbs and quality is outstanding.
Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supply is light this week and the market is strong. Supply is not expected to return to normal until the end of November.
Medley Grape Tomato – Excellent volume and quality. Pineapples – Good volume and quality is great. Red Leaf Lettuce – Good volume with good quality. Red, Yellow and Mini Sweet Pepper – Excellent supply and good quality. English Cucumber – Market is tight out of Canada, but quality is good. Mexico should start in two weeks. Spinach (Baby) – Supply and quality are good this week.
Brussels Sprouts – Supplies look to be increasing over the next 2-3 weeks. Quality is good. Honey Dew Melon – Anticipated shortfall in production over the next four weeks. Yellow Bell Pepper – Excellent supply and good quality. Pineapple – Volume is good and quality is great. Butter Lettuce – Supply is expected to be plentiful this week.
Kale (Green) – Supply is expected to be plentiful for the next few weeks. Red Cabbage – Supply is steady with good quality. Tomatoes (Round) – Negotiate with local farms to get the best quality. If purchasing from GPO, quality is very nice out of Mexico on vine ripes. NOTE: Do Not Store Tomatoes in the Refrigerator. Refrigerated tomatoes loose flavor and the texture becomes mealy. Rapini – Good supply available and quality is strong.
Red Bell Pepper – New crop out of California. Supply is stable and excellent quality. Blackberries – California in peak production with large berries. English Cucumbers – Market and supply are good; quality is outstanding. Carrots – ESCALATED -Shippers are still struggling with jumbos and table due to labor (these are hand packed items). No constraints on peeled carrots, food service items. Fennel – Good supply this week. Sizing and quality are excellent. Good volume will continue through at least next week. Rapini – Production volumes are above budget this week. Expect quality to remain strong and supply to remain plentiful for the next couple of weeks.