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This Week’s Highlights – March 23, 2020

  • Lettuce – all types – expect shortages due to rain, market price is higher.
  • English Cucumbers – Good volume and good quality.
  • Asparagus – Mexico has very good quality and ample supply.
  • Green Onions – good supple with very good quality.
  • Garlic – EXTREME – the garlic market as a whole remains very volatile, largely due to inconsistent, unstable supply. Supply is forecast to remain tight for the foreseeable future.

This Week’s Highlights – March 16, 2020

  • Round Tomatoes – Florida’s volume continues to improve; weather permitting, production will slowly be making its way back to normal numbers by March end.  Quality is very nice.  Mexico’s volume is good and quality is very nice. Reminder…DO NOT store tomatoes in the refrigerator, doing so causes a loss of flavor and creates a mealy texture.
  • Strawberries – Rain in all growing areas of California are causing shortages and increasing prices; anticipating lighter-than-normal supply through the month of March.
  • English Cucumbers – Good volume and good quality.
  • Asparagus – Mexico has very good quality and ample supply.
  • Arugula – Good supply and quality.

This Week’s Highlights – February 24, 2020

  • Romain – Supply and quality are good.
  • Green Onions – Supply continues to improve, market is steady.
  • Snow Peas – Good supply and quality.
  • Peaches, Plums and Nectarines – Good supply available out of Chili.
  • Potatoes – During the months of  March/April, when russet growing regions finish shipping their crop, the market may become very short as customers look to Idaho to fill their supply gaps.

This Week’s Highlights – January 27, 2020

  • Red Delicious Apples – good supply and quality is very nice across all varieties.
  • Lemons – good supply of all sizes; the quality is excellent and the fruit is beautiful.
  • Eggplant – availability is steady in all markets and supplies are readily available.
  • Broccoli/ Broccoli Florets – supply is steady; quality is good.
  • Garlic – EXTREME – domestic yields are down drastically, prices are increasing and quality is average. Chinese garlic is becoming very short in supply and it is expensive.

This Week’s Highlights – January 20, 2020

  • Red & Green D’Anjou Pears – quality and availability is excellent.
  • Eggplant – availability is steady in all markets and supply is readily available.
  • Sugar Snap Peas – good supply and quality.
  • Onions – the market has stabilized on yellows and reds, but has continued to increase on whites.
  • Potatoes – escalated pricing, which is anticipated to be the case for much, if not all, of the season. Growers are still assessing how much damage was done by the freeze.