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August 26th, 2019 Supply Update: Green pepper has been readily available from many areas lately

Green pepper has been readily available from many areas lately, but red pepper has been extremely tight.  Bushel red peppers in particular have been very limited, and gourmet red pepper is also tight.  Pricing is up with the shortages. Cantaloupe [...]

August 22, 2019 Produce Supply Update

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 [...]

August 19, 2019 Produce Supply Update

August 12th, 2019 Supply Update: Local NC watermelons are going strong

Local NC watermelons are going strong, and we’re seeing a lot of beautiful melons coming to the market.  Now is a great time to feature them in a delicious salad, dessert or signature cocktail! New crop Bartlett pears are beginning, [...]

August 8, 2019 Produce Supply Update

August 5th, 2019 Supply Update: Avocado prices are falling fast

Avocado prices are falling fast as better weather and more mature fruit is starting to come off.  Mexican growers are seeing a lot more volume coming to market and dropping prices to get it moving! Michigan and Ohio are the [...]

August 5, 2019 Produce Supply Update

July 29th, 2019 Supply Update: Mexican limes dropped two weeks ago

Mexican limes dropped two weeks ago, but rains and thunderstorms in the growing areas are driving them back up.  Quality has been good on the fruit that is crossing the border, though.  We’ll have to let things dry out down [...]

July 26, 2019 Produce Supply Update

July 22nd, 2019 Supply Update: Celery production in the Salinas Valley has finally brought the market back in balance

Celery production in the Salinas Valley has finally brought the market back in balance with steady supply meeting demand this week. Quality reports show very nice product with good color, clean appearance, and good condition.  Michigan, Ohio, and Mexican growers [...]

July 19, 2019 Produce Supply Update

July 15th, 2019 Supply Update: After the longest bull market for celery in history, the dam has finally burst.

After the longest bull market for celery in history, the dam has finally burst.  Pricing is WAY down, with Michigan hitting the street with a lot of volume and crushing those high prices we’ve all been facing.  Prices are at [...]

July 15, 2019 Produce Supply Update

July 8th, 2019 Supply Update: Lettuce markets remain elevated while supplies of leaf and Iceberg lettuces remain very limited

Lettuce markets remain elevated while supplies of leaf and Iceberg lettuces remain very limited.  Most growers have limited production this week to allow upcoming fields to gain size and weight. Current harvests are producing lower yields due to small sizing [...]

July 8, 2019 Produce Supply Update

July 1st, 2019 Supply Update: North Carolina’s veggie season is really cranking up!

Happy Birthday America! North Carolina’s veggie season is really cranking up!  Lots of items are available from all of our local growers now.  New this week is white sweet corn and red and green peppers!  Yellow corn should begin next [...]

June 28, 2019 Produce Supply Update

June 24th, 2019 Supply Update: Driscoll’s is saying all berries are stressed as they are harvesting in 100 degree weather

California shippers are forewarning us be forgiving as product is not looking as good as usual. Driscoll’s is saying all berries are stressed as they are harvesting in 100 degree weather. For the coming week, Driscoll’s actually cut our strawberry [...]

June 24, 2019 Produce Supply Update