Blackberries – Supply is expected to increase week over week for the next 2-3 weeks.
Eggplant – Good supply in east and upper Midwest with excellent overall quality; the west is now if full swing with outstanding quality.
Arugula – Supply and quality are good.
Napa Cabbage -Supplies are expected to be plentiful for the next three weeks.
Roma Tomatoes – Production is lighter than expected; should see a vast improvement on quality and volume over the next 2-3 weeks. Note: Do not store tomatoes in the refrigerator, refrigeration causes loss of flavor and creates a mealy texture. Cut back on inventory and increase turns to improve quality and reduce loss.
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.