This Week’s Highlights – February 4, 2019

  • Mini Peppers – Better supplies, good volume for next several weeks.
  • Roma Tomatoes – Quality continues to be in the good range. Reminder: DO NOT store tomatoes in the refrigerator…refrigeration causes tomatoes to lose flavor and cause a mealy texture.
  • Romaine Hearts – Demand and supplies are good.
  • Strawberries – Prices are high and supplies are low due to current weather.
  • Raspberries – Supplies are steady and volume is projected to increase through February.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Prices are rising and may continue to rise into next week.
  • Carrots – Supply is short and prices are high.

This Week’s Highlights – January 28, 2019

  • Bok Choy – Supply and quality is good.
  • Green Beans – Steady production in both Florida and Mexico.
  • Strawberries – Anticipate a reduction in volume for the next few weeks due to current weather conditions.
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash – Market is improving, the main contact grower is back in business.
  • Cantaloupe and Honeydew – Both are on the WATCHLIST. Sizing continues to trend toward the smaller sized fruit. Guatemala is still seeing effects of virus even in new growing areas. Expect a decrease in production in the next few weeks; during this period, flexibility of sizing may be imperative.
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower – Supply is starting to increase. Pricing is escalated.

This Week’s Highlights – January 21, 2019

  • Napa Cabbage – Supply is steady and quality is good.
  • Kiwi – Good supply available. Tip: Try pureeing kiwi and using it as a meat tenderizer or marinade!
  • Grape Tomatoes – Supply is steady. Quality is good.
  • Raspberries – Supplies are steady, and prices are good.
  • Cucumbers – Prices are up this week due to limited supply from weather patterns. Quality is fair to good.

This Week’s Highlights – January 7, 2019

  • Strawberries – Supplies have improved, and prices are improving. Expect further improvement over the next two weeks.
  • Blueberries – Supplies are steady and quality is good.
  • Lettuce – Harvesting has been on the slower side, due to cold weather. Watch for varying degrees of blister, epidermal peel and burn.  Lack of supplies could cause the market to be higher.
  • Cucumbers – Prices are dropping this week as supply from Honduras has increased in the East region. The West is also seeing an increase in supply. Now that most of the old crop is off the market, quality is good.
  • Green Beans – Readily available in both Eastern and Western markets this week and quality is nice.
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash – WATCH LIST…Expect to see the market firm up this week, particularly on yellow squash with zucchini to follow.

This Week’s Highlights – December 31st, 2018

  • Avocados – Strong and stable supplies are expected to continue into the new year and through Super Bowl.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – The market has improved. Supplies and quality are both good.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supplies are good, the market has improved.
  • Carrots – Both good quality and volume.
  • Cauliflower – Supplies and quality are both good.
  • Strawberries – EXTREME- Supplies are extremely short due to the rain in CA and the cold weather in FL. Expect CAP’s in supply and extremely high prices.