We’ve seeing good production for local tomatoes, and quality has been beautiful on the increasing volumes. We’re currently sourcing local vineripes, romas, and grape tomatoes. Nice large sizes on the fruit is making them very popular. The season is just getting started, so expect heavier volumes and better pricing as we move into summer.
Local squash and zucchini farmers are winding up their first season, and replanting for their next harvest later this summer. We’ll make the transition soon to Tennessee and Michigan as it gets too warm around here for the early products.
Local corn is in full swing, and it’s been absolutely gorgeous, with yellow, white, and bi-color making good impressions on all that try it. The NC season will last a few more weeks, then we’ll be moving north in search of fresh fields again.
As North Carolina finishes their seasons for several items, we’ll be moving north to New Jersey and Michigan. Probably the first item that NC growers will finish is blueberries, and then squash. We’ll stay with the local guys as long as we can, though.
Stonefruit season is upon us! We have plums, peaches, pluots, cherries, apricots and nectarines!
Mexican Limes are at their peak, with strong harvests of preferred sizes like 175 and 200 count. Quality is excellent and pricing remains very good.
This week’s weather forecast for the Salinas Valley calls for favorable temperatures with only two of the next ten days expected to be above the normal range. This is perfect growing weather out there. Quality is listed as excellent with no major defects reported throughout the industry. Plentiful supplies are expected over the next few weeks, and demand has dropped off from last week as the pull for the 4th of July holiday comes to a close. Excellent quality is reported this week with nice texture, clean appearance and sizes improving.
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What’s Local Now?
Blueberries, corn, squash, zucchini, pepper, cucumbers, and peaches.
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