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Washington apple growers are advising that there are approximately 40% fewer grannies on hand compared to the last 2 years.

There are spotty supplies on many varieties which will continue through the summer months.

March’s late freeze really did a number on many peach and blueberry farmers in the southeast.

We’re making the seasonal transition from Chilean grapes to California fruit, and quality has really improved with the switch.

Florida and Mexican vegetable fields have basically finished for the season, and the harvest is moving north for many items.

Corn is reaching peak production in Florida.  Quality doesn’t get much better.

Strong lettuce supplies persist this week as most growers are slightly ahead of their respective planting schedules.

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Local strawberries and blueberries are still going strong, and we’ll feature them as long as we can.

We’re got the first local tomatoes of the year last week!  Beautiful!

Plentiful supplies of local cabbage.

Squash and zucchini are coming into strong volume.

Cucumbers should start this coming week.

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Vegetable Handling | Fruit Handling

33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Alfalfa Sprouts

Broccolini

Anise (Fennel)

Brussell Sprouts

Artichoke

Cabbage

Arugula

Carrots

Asparagus

Cauliflower

Bean Sprouts

Celeriac (Celery Root)

Beans, Fava

Celery

Beans, Lima

Chard

Beets

Corn

Belgium Endive

Daikon

Bok Choy

Endive (Chicory)

Broccoli

Salsify
Escarole

Kohlrabi

Fennel

Leek

Garlic

Lettuces

Green Onions

Mushrooms

Greens, Collard

Napa Cabbage

Greens, Mustard

Parsley

Greens, Turnip

Parsnip

Herbs (Not Basil)

Radicchio

Horseradish

Radish

Jerusalem

Rhubarb

Artichoke

Rutabaga

Kale

 

40- 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Basil

Cactus Leaves

Beans, Snap

Chayote

Beans, Wax

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Pepper, Jalapeno

Ocra

Potatoes, Baking

Pepper, Bell

Potatoes, Round
   
55- 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Bitter Melon

Cassava (Yuca)

Boniato

Onions, Pearl

Calabaza

Onions, Red

Onions, Yellow

Jicama

Onions, White

Pumpkin

Ginger

Taro

Potatoes, Sweet