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September 14th, 2018 *** Be safe during Hurricane Florence ***

September 14th, 2018 *** Be safe during Hurricane Florence *** [...]

September 14, 2018 Produce Supply Update

September 10th, 2018 Supply Update: California strawberry growers are expecting favorable weather over the next month …

California strawberry growers are expecting favorable weather over the next month, and harvest volumes to hold fairly steady.  They are going into fall, though, and days will be shorter, causing the plants to slow their growth somewhat. NC growers are [...]

September 7, 2018 Produce Supply Update

September 3rd, 2018 Supply Update: Bell peppers have become plentiful again …

Bell peppers have become plentiful again, with several growing areas finding good volumes when it comes time to harvest.  The cheaper green market will also drive the red pepper market lower. All of the rains on the east coast cleaned [...]

August 30, 2018 Produce Supply Update

August 27, 2018 Supply Update: Iceberg lettuce markets remain active this week …

Iceberg lettuce markets remain active this week as quality issues from other growing areas have driven up demand for product from the west coast growing regions.  Weather forecasts call for a slight chance of rain tomorrow night and again into [...]

August 24, 2018 Produce Supply Update

August 20, 2018 Supply Update: The Green Cabbage market remains fairly active due to adverse weather …

The Green Cabbage market remains fairly active due to adverse weather in some of the eastern growing regions.  Rains in Georgia and North Carolina have significantly reduced this year’s crop and postponed harvest, driving demand to the west coast.  Slightly [...]

August 16, 2018 Produce Supply Update

August 13, 2018 Supply Update: Avocado markets are in severe disarray …

Avocado markets are in severe disarray.  California has a very limited supply, not even enough to supply their own state.  Mexican harvests are between new and old crop fruit, with the new fruit not showing enough maturity or oil levels [...]

August 10, 2018 Produce Supply Update

August 6, 2018 Supply Update: All of the rains hitting North Carolina have ended many crops early …

All of the rains hitting North Carolina have ended many crops early.  Tomatoes have really suffered, as the fruit soaks up the water and shelf life goes to almost nothing.  Squash and beans were also hit by the rains, and [...]

August 3, 2018 Produce Supply Update

July 30, 2018 Supply Update: Summertime definitely means tomatoes …

Where has summer gone?  We’re already headed into August, and it seems like it has flown by!  Summertime definitely means tomatoes, and there are plenty of them to be had in all varieties, and prices are very good.  Quality has [...]

July 26, 2018 Produce Supply Update

July 23, 2018 Supply Update: the recent high heat delivered the knock out blow to the lemon industry …

High winds late December heavily damaged the lemon crop, but the recent high heat delivered the knock out blow to the lemon industry.  Supplies are at critical levels and not expected to recover for months.  Expect record level high pricing, [...]

July 20, 2018 Produce Supply Update

July 16, 2018 Supply Update – Local tomatoes are really cranking up, with lots of farmers…

Local tomatoes are really cranking up, with lots of farmers bringing their fruit to the market. Prices are falling with the increase in volumes, and we’re seeing a lot of heirlooms available all of the sudden. With the warm days [...]

July 13, 2018 Produce Supply Update