Happy New Year!
Make sure you stock up on your Collard Greens for good luck in the New Year! We have plenty on hand for you! With the Holiday season almost behind us, we should see some easing of higher markets as less demand is placed on the farmers to fill orders. Many items should start slowing down such as celery, asparagus, and squashes.
Tomatoes remain extremely tight with wet weather in Mexico causing big time shortages. Florida is harvesting light supplies right now and there’s just not enough to go around and fill demand. Romas in particular are extremely tight.
California’s grape season continues to wind down for the year, but is lasting much longer than normal. Usually before Christmas we’ve already made the transition to Chilean grapes to stay in good quality, but quality has remained very good from California, allowing us to stay in domestic fruit longer and avoid the higher prices of Chilean white grapes at the beginning of their season. We will still be making the change, but making it later than normal will keep prices more steady for everyone.
An item that is certainly growing in popularity lately is shishito peppers. We’re keeping them in stock if you’d like to feature them on your menu blistered with salt as a delicious appetizer or any other way!
Egg markets are falling off quickly with the heavy holiday demand past us. Every year they go up right before Thanksgiving and every year they go back down right after Christmas. Just like clockwork.
As we approach the Super Bowl, avocado markets will strengthen for the biggest pull of the year. An awful lot of guacamole is made every year for Super Sunday and it definitely affects the market.
We have plenty of Florida Citrus and it’s in peak season! We have tangerines, grapefruit, oranges, and navels and they’ve been beautiful.
I was going to quit my bad habits for the New Year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.