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This Week’s Highlights – November 25, 2019

  • Cranberries – After the classic cranberry sauce is made to serve with your turkey, expand your use of the seasonal berry…puree 1/4 cup classic cranberries, then add 1/2 cup softened butter and a pinch of sea salt.  Spread on bagels, bread or scones.  Enjoy!
  • Navels/Valencias – These oranges are an excellent size, peaking on 72/56s.  High solids-to-acid ratio.
  • Asparagus – Volume is steady, quality is good.
  • Cabbage (green) – There is heavy supply this week. Quality is good.
  • Items on the Extreme List to be aware of: all berries, garlic, green beans, melons and potatoes. Keep an on your costs and quality of shipments.

This Week’s Highlights – October 14, 2019

  • Iceberg Lettuce – The market is very active, mainly due to light supply.
  • Green Leaf – Volumes are currently on budget. Market pricing is steadily advancing.
  • Red Bell Pepper – Prices continue to drop this week. Quality is good.
  • Eggplant – Good supply this week.
  • Cantaloupe – Production has dropped significantly over the past week.
  • Pears – Bartlett’s are in good supply. Bosc are limited. Fair supply of red pears. Asian pears have started.

This Week’s Highlights – September 30, 2019

  • Artichokes – Quality is excellent. Prices are steady to higher depending on size.
  • Pineapples – Good availability and good quality. Sizing will be trending large for the next 4-8 weeks.
  • Lemons – Steady supply and quality is good.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – EXTREME. Supple continues to be light due to poor yields and quality issues.
  • Spring Mix Lettuce – Supply is good. High heat will be affecting quality. Look for shippers to have fewer blends.

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.