This Week’s Highlights – October 8, 2018

  • Artichokes – Quality is excellent and demand is good.
  • Yellow Pepper – Supplies and quality are excellent.
  • Cantaloupe – Poor weather has hit California and Arizona, which will affect supply as we prepare for transition from the Central Valley to the Desert.  Expect a very unstable market through November.
  • Herbs – We are still in transition from California to Mexico for the next two week. Because of the transition, supplies may be limited on basil as logistics get settled in the the winter.
  • Cabbage -Red & Green – The cabbage market has firmed up as supplies have become critically short in the West causing escalation of pricing for the entire category.

This Week’s Highlights – October 1, 2018

  • Cucumbers – The market is active, the supplies are short.
  • Garlic – The market is about 50% done with the  2107 crop. Supplies are steady and prices remain high on domestic product.
  • Kale (Green) – Quality and supplies are good.
  • Napa Cabbage – Supplies are below normal this week, but demand and quality are both good.
  • Persimmons – Harvest is just beginning for these festive mini fruits and will last all the way through the New Year, giving you plenty of time to incorporate this seasonal treat into holiday menu line-ups.

This Week’s Highlights – September 24, 2018

  • Blueberries – Quality is good and supplies are plentiful.
  • Green Pepper – Supply is starting to tighten. Quality continues to be a bit of a challenge due to vicious rain and heat cycles.
  • Red Bell Pepper – Supplies and quality are excellent.
  • Cauliflower – Quality is good and supplies are plentiful.
  • Napa Cabbage – Supplies are below normal this week; demand is steady.
  • Sweet Potatoes & Yams WATCH LIST -This market has spiked due to heavy damage in the Carolina’s. Growers are currently assessing the damage, so it is still too soon to react.

This Week’s Highlights – September 17, 018

  • Green Bell Pepper – Supply is starting to tighten. Quality continues to be a bit of a challenge due to rain and heat cycles.
  • Red & Yellow Bell Pepper – Supplies and quality are excellent.
  • Mangoes – Good supply and good availability.
  • Spring Mix – Quality and supply have improved and product is available.
  • Tomatoes – Roma – Light supplies are still coming from mostly the Tennessee region. Due to Hurricane Florence, we will see a rapid shake up in the East. Quality has been various from all regions and field by field, but overall, it has been good.

This Week’s Highlights – September 10, 2018

  • Arugula – Quality and supplies have improved and product is available.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supplies are still on the lighter side, but will improve later this week. The demand remains good and the market is strong.
  • Green Onions – Yields are down due to excessive heat in the growing regions.
  • Green Beans – Markets are improving, harvest estimates are back on target, and quality is good in the East. On the West Coast, the prices are down a few dollars.
  • Grapes – Quality is very good from CA’s Central Valley: sizing remains larger than usual.