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This Week’s Highlights – September 23, 2019

  • Pineapple – Good availability and good quality. Try adding pineapple to your acorn squash!
  • Iceberg Lettuce – Supply will be lighter than normal. Quality is fair.
  • Asparagus – Volume increasing from Peru and Mexico.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supple and quality are good.
  • Mushrooms – Supple is currently stable, an quality is good.

This Week’s Highlights – September 2, 2019

  • Watermelon Radish – Slightly peppery, a little sweet, and absolutely stunning, watermelon radishes are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and other nutrients.  Eaten raw, or sometimes roasted, these radishes are great sliced on salads or quartered and roasted on a sheet pan. The timing is perfect to try these garden gems.
  • Avocados – Inventory levels have increased, leading to a softening in the market.
  • Cucumbers – Supply is good this week.
  • Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be right on target this week. Demand and quality are good.
  • Kale (Green) – Plenty of kale is available. Quality is fair.

This Week’s Highlights – August 26, 2019

  • Cauliflower – Supply is plentiful and quality is good.
  • Strawberries – Volume continues to be hit and miss due to ongoing issues that stem from the extreme heat earlier in the season. Strawberry volume is not expected to increase until sometime after Labor Day.
  • Romaine – Demand continues to strengthen. Quality is fair to good.
  • Zucchini – Prices are down, supply continues to improve week after week. Quality is good.
  • Napa Cabbage – Supply is steady. Quality is fair.

This Week’s Highlights – August 19, 2019

  • Cantaloupe – Heat has caused more fruit to hit the market at once. Brix levels are mostly in the 12 – 15% range, with some attaining higher levels.
  • Butter Lettuce – Good volumes are available; demand is steady.
  • Green Peppers – Prices are down this week. Quality is fair, due to mix of old and new crops.
  • Eggplant – Readily available in Fresno and WA state and in several states in the East. Quality has been good on both sides of the country.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supply is plentiful and quality is good.

This Week’s Highlights – August 12, 2019

  • Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries – Expect low volumes for the next few weeks as well as some quality issues.
  • Romaine – Supply is good, but there are many quality issues…fringe, wind burn and light twist.
  • Eggplant – Production continues to ramp up…quality is outstanding, volume is good.
  • Arugula – Supply and quality are good.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Demand is very good and the market is improving.