Cantaloupe – Decreasing supply from the off-shore market over the past two weeks have caused the market to spike. Quality has been outstanding. Brix averages have been increasing as we get closer to the Spring crop.
Romaine – Quality is good and the product is looking clean.
Red Bell Peppers – Prices are down this week as supply begins to improve.
Brussels Sprouts – Very light availability; shortages in supply.
Romaine Lettuce – Supple is right on budget. Quality is good and is clean, with very good texture.
Spring Mix Lettuce – Supply and quality are good.
Green Beans – The East still has an abundance of beans available as yields from current fields are strong. Quality is good from all areas. Mexico has solid volumes and good quality as well. Supply is looking good for the Easter holiday.
Asparagus – Growers have good supply. Quality is good and steady.
Celery – EXTREME – Still experiencing an ongoing extreme market with celery. Do no expect to see improvement for a few weeks and will continue to see tight supplies and higher prices into August.
Green Onions – Demand, supply and quality are good.
Strawberries – EXTREME – The next three weeks will be challenging for strawberries. Expect to see higher prices and shortage in supply.
Baby Spinach – Supply is good and quality has improved.
Tomatoes – Supple is improving, expect good volume and quality for the next several weeks. REMINDER: Do not store tomatoes in the refrigerator…refrigeration causes the tomatoes to loose flavor and become mealy in texture.