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.

This Week’s Highlights – July 29, 2019

  • Celery – Plenty of supply is available. Quality is excellent.
  • Avocados – ESCALATED – Overall decline in supply anticipated moving forward. Looks like a dramatic decrease in supply from California and Peruvian sources, creating further strengthening of field pricing for Mexican fruit that will become the dominant origin for the back half of the summer.
  • Strawberries – Volumes and quality are improving.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supply will be good the next two weeks. Quality is good.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supply and quality are good.

This Week’s Highlights – July 15,2019

  • Cucumber – Supply is tight in the West and prices are up this week. Easter supply is coming from Georgia and supply is steady.  Quality is fair to good.
  • Arugula – Supply and quality have improved and product is available.
  • Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be good, but will lighten up as we head into the weekend. Volume could be down significantly next week.
  • Celery – The market has finally stabilized. Plenty of supply available.
  • Sugar Snap Peas & Snow Peas – Quality is good, supply is abundant.

This Week’s Highlights – July 8, 2019

  • Iceberg, romaine, spinach, spring mix and leafy greens – Due to recent rainfall and extreme heat in the Salinas growing region, there is limited supply, lasting well into July.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supply is plentiful and quality is good.
  • Broccoli – Supple is very good this week and demand is steady.
  • Asparagus – Supply and quality are good.
  • Green Cabbage – Supply and quality are good
  • Celery – The market has finally stabilized. Plenty of supply available.

This Week’s Highlights – June 24, 2019

  • Peaches – Domestic peaches are available out of South Carolina and Central Georgia…this week’s good buy.
  • Avocados – EXTREME – Record high field prices in Mexico, California is in their seasonal decline. Flexibility on sizing as well as origins is requested from suppliers.
  • Strawberries – Experiencing severe shortages and higher prices due to the past rain, followed by extreme heat in the berry growing region.  Check local farmers for supply and quality products.
  • Lettuce (all varieties) from West Coast Suppliers – ESCALATED – Short supply due to weather issues and the quality has been affected by the heat.
  • Corn – Good supply available on yellow, white and bi-color out of Florida and the desert.
  • Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be very good this week.