Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Green Leaf – Supplies continue to be lighter due to lower yields, viruses and impacts from excessive heat. The market is very active and the forecast is for higher prices to continue.
Spring Mix – Supply and quality are good.
Eggplant – Normal supply and good quality available.
English Cucumbers – Higher demand and very light supply has spiked the markets and will remain firm for the next several weeks.
Green Onions – Extremely light supply expected to continue well into the month of October.
Eggplant – Supply is lighter this week out of Florida due to cooler weather. Excellent supply crossing through Nogales and quality is very nice.
Avocados – Market pricing continues to rise. Overall quality is outstanding.
Zucchini/Yellow Squash – Tighter supply this week due to cooler weather. Quality is outstanding on zucchini and fair on yellow squash.
Cantaloupe – A significant shift in sizing has been realized over the past week as jumbo fruit has all but disappeared. Good availability on 9/12/15’s. Quality continues to be very good. Average brix levels are now ranging from 11-14%.
Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be lighter than normal for the next two weeks.
Napa Cabbage – Volume is expected to be plentiful for the next two weeks.
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.