This Week’s Highlights – August 2, 2021

  • 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.

This Week’s Highlights – July 19, 2021

  • Mini Sweet Pepper – Excellent supply and quality.
  • Eggplant – Overall quality is excellent.
  • Honeydew – Production is very limited; anticipate better availability over the next 7-10 days.
  • Cauliflower – Supplies are expected to be plentiful this week. Overall quality and appearance should be very nice.
  • Napa Cabbage – Supplies are expected to be plentiful for the next three weeks.

This Week’s Highlights – October 14, 2019

  • Iceberg Lettuce – The market is very active, mainly due to light supply.
  • Green Leaf – Volumes are currently on budget. Market pricing is steadily advancing.
  • Red Bell Pepper – Prices continue to drop this week. Quality is good.
  • Eggplant – Good supply this week.
  • Cantaloupe – Production has dropped significantly over the past week.
  • Pears – Bartlett’s are in good supply. Bosc are limited. Fair supply of red pears. Asian pears have started.

This Week’s Highlights – August 19, 2019

  • Cantaloupe – Heat has caused more fruit to hit the market at once. Brix levels are mostly in the 12 – 15% range, with some attaining higher levels.
  • Butter Lettuce – Good volumes are available; demand is steady.
  • Green Peppers – Prices are down this week. Quality is fair, due to mix of old and new crops.
  • Eggplant – Readily available in Fresno and WA state and in several states in the East. Quality has been good on both sides of the country.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Supply is plentiful and quality is good.

This Week’s Highlights – August 12, 2019

  • Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries – Expect low volumes for the next few weeks as well as some quality issues.
  • Romaine – Supply is good, but there are many quality issues…fringe, wind burn and light twist.
  • Eggplant – Production continues to ramp up…quality is outstanding, volume is good.
  • Arugula – Supply and quality are good.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Demand is very good and the market is improving.