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February 25th, 2019 Supply Update: Cauliflower supply is extremely tight due to rain …

Cauliflower supply is extremely tight due to rain. Cauliflower supply will continue to be very limited for another couple of weeks or so.

Cantaloupe markets have settled down as more volume comes into the country from central American sources.  Quality is improving as the supplies do.

Mexican asparagus is coming into season and bringing a lot of much needed volume to the market.  Peruvian supplies are steady also, so the added shot of product is causing the market to fall to more favorable levels.  Quality has been excellent.

Bell pepper supply will remain plentiful currently but we are expecting a little spike in the market and volumes will slow down some due to colder weather affecting the Mexican growing regions. We don’t currently foresee substantial damage to the crops, but production is expected to slow down, Florida supply remains steady yet somewhat short compared to previous years. Quality has been outstanding.

Celery supplies are extremely tight due to losses incurred early in the season from field disease coupled with current slow growth from recent cooler weather.  Expect the trend to continue for a few more weeks.

Strawberry supplies are very limited this week in California due to cold weather and a chance of showers later in the week. After the holiday, the market prices have dropped significantly, but supplies remain tight.

Many apple varieties are in very short supply, as their numbers are way down from last year.  Granny Smith and Galas are the most heavily affected, with the crop heavily running towards larger more unpopular sizes.

We’re harvesting good volumes on many organic lettuce varieties in our greenhouse.  Growth has slowed a bit with the cloudy weather, but lots of delicious baby lettuces are being picked every week.  Ask for a sample and try some today!

Chard and Lacinato Kale ready to go!

 

Q: Why did the fisherman put peanut butter into the sea?

A: To go with the jellyfish!

 

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