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August 19th, 2019 Supply Update: Pepper availability is starting to become plentiful

With the local season in full swing in Canada and the Midwest, pepper availability is starting to become plentiful. Regional deals from coast to coast are able to fulfill local demand. Volume is plentiful and quality is strong. Like all veg items, we expect this situation to remain the same through the month of August. As usual during this time frame, things can change quickly due to the volatility of the weather and the abrupt end of a local season.

California lettuce harvests are getting back to normal with solid numbers and good quality. Typical summertime schedule, so barring any heavy rains or anything else, we should see smooth sailing for a while.

New crop Bartlett pears are beginning, which signals the new season for apples is just around the corner. We’re looking forward to a good year as many reports predict increased volume over last
year. Shortly after Bartlett’s begin, we’ll be seeing new crop Galas and then the season will be off and running.

Driscoll’s crop update shows that they are expecting lower volume over the coming weeks but better quality on the way. We’ve been seeing a lot of bruising for the past few shipments due to the heat in California fields. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all expected to increase in volume over the coming weeks due to the favorable weather too!

Local tomatoes are becoming more plentiful all of the time and quality has been excellent. Lots of growing areas are bringing on fruit and prices are on the slide. We’re even seeing some gorgeous
varieties of local heirloom tomatoes.

Turnip and Mustard greens have been having an extremely difficult time with the heat. Supplies are very limited.

We’re looking forward to a great fall lettuce crop at our Earth Family Organics greenhouse. With the cooler weather on the way, we’re planting lots of varieties of lettuce seeds in anticipation of our next harvest. Currently we’re growing a lot of chard which does well with the high temps during the summer months.


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