This Week’s Highlights – January 22, 2018

  • Beans – Green –FL’s cold snap has affected supplies.
  • Mushrooms – Snowfall and cold weather have affected eastern and southern farms, burdening the rest of the mushroom industry.
  • Oranges – We are into mostly larger sizes for the duration of the Navel season.
  • Strawberries – Yields are down due to cold temps in FL and rain in CA; better fill rates are out of McAllen, TX.
  • Tomatoes – We are continuing to see a downward trending market due to an increase of volume out of FL and Mexico.  Reminder: DO NOT store tomatoes in the refrigerator, doing so causes the fruit to develop a mushy texture and loose flavor.
  • Lettuce – Markets have improved with overall quality fair with lingering quality issues.

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