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This Week’s Highlights – March 25th, 2019

  • Asparagus – Good supply and quality is good and steady.
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash – Prices are dropping this week. Quality is a challenge for Yellow Squash and is mixed between fair and good for Zucchini.
  • Iceberg Lettuce – ESCALATED – Demand is up and supply is down, the market is very active. Quality is fair.
  • Romaine – Supply is right on budget and demand has lightened up.
  • Green Peppers – EXTREME – Rapid increase in price, quality is a mix between fair and good.
  • Tomatoes – Roma – The market remains mixed due to declining harvest numbers, relief isn’t expected until late March. Quality looks good, barring any more weather related issues.

This Week’s Highlights – March 18, 2019

  • Peppers (Green, Red & Yellow) – The market is skyrocketing this week due to cold weather in Mexico. Mini Sweet Peppers has better supply and good volume for the next several weeks.
  • Onions (White) – Supply is very limited. It is likely we will see this market remain volatile for the next 6-8 weeks until summer onions really ramp up in May.
  • Celery – EXTREME – We will continue to have very low volume this week. Volumes are still below average.
  • Asparagus – Quality is good, and supply has increased.
  • Pears – The Anjou, Bosc, and red pears are available with good supply through about June 1st. Pears are a great value at this time.

This Week’s Highlights – March 4, 2019

  • Blood Oranges – Excellent quality and plenty availability.
  • Bananas – Supply is tighter than usual for the next couple of weeks.
  • Iceberg Lettuce – ESCALATED…supply is lower than anticipated due to cold weather. The market is very active.
  • Romaine – Supply is below normal.
  • Acorn, Butternut & Spaghetti Squash – Good quality and good supply.
  • Asparagus – Volume is steadily increasing and prices are good.

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.