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  • 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
  • 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
  • Cauliflower – The market remains steady; overall quality is good.
  • Blueberries – Availability is good, Georgia blues will start up soon adding more availability.
  • Green Beans – There are excellent growing conditions in the East. Markets are steady and quality is good. In the West, volume is winding down through Mexico and prices are ticking upwards. Expect the desert to start in the next 7 to 10 days. Overall quality is outstanding.
  • Asparagus –
  • Squash – Plenty of zucchini and yellow squash available from all growing areas; quality is good.
  • Avocados – Markets moving upward and availability expected to dip due to Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day demand. Expect market to remain active for the remainder of the month.
  • Mushrooms – Previous cold weather in all growing regions has disrupted supply for the next few weeks.
  • Mangoes – Good supply and good availability.
  • Opal Basil – Due
  • Citrus – Lemons, Limes and Oranges –  all escalated, active markets and higher prices continue.  Specialties to consider:
    • Pink Lemons
    • Gold Nugget mandarins
    • Ojai Pixie Tangerines
    • Blood Oranges
    • New Zealand Meyers
    • Halos and Cuties
  • Cantaloupe and Honeydew – Quality for melons is still very strong.
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash – Volume will continue to improve daily. Quality is excellent.
  • Herbs – Opal Basil – Due to weather conditions, Opal Basil will