Citrusburst Finger Limes – a fun, yet tiny fruit that can be used as an interesting garnish on a baked good or cocktail, or even in a dressing to add a citrus element. Top a fruit salad with finger lime pulp, just be sure to leave out any other citrus because these will surely be the fresh pop that you need!
Pineapples – Quality is high and taste is wonderful.
Romain/Romain Hearts – Supply is becoming limited. Expect reduced supply for at least the next month. With the recent demand increase, we have seen market pricing advance dramatically.
Cantaloupe – ESCALATED – extreme conditions continue to wreak havoc on domestic melon supply. Expect limit supply, quality issues and higher pricing.
Round Tomatoes – Florida’s volume continues to improve; weather permitting, production will slowly be making its way back to normal numbers by March end. Quality is very nice. Mexico’s volume is good and quality is very nice. Reminder…DO NOT store tomatoes in the refrigerator, doing so causes a loss of flavor and creates a mealy texture.
Strawberries – Rain in all growing areas of California are causing shortages and increasing prices; anticipating lighter-than-normal supply through the month of March.
English Cucumbers – Good volume and good quality.
Asparagus – Mexico has very good quality and ample supply.