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February 3, 2020 Supply Update: Cabbage is being harvested in several areas currently and they’re growing more than they can sell.


Cabbage is being harvested in several areas currently and they’re growing more than they can sell. Prices are at rock bottom so it’s a great time to feature it on your menus. Quality has been gorgeous.

Florida is finally beginning to catch back up with squash production and the high markets of the past two weeks are on their way out. Prices
are down significantly and should trend lower as harvests increase with warmer weather.

Mexican fields are finally drying out and many farms that have been out of stock for several weeks are cranking back up. Supplies on most
vegetables are increasing daily and we’re seeing markets falling quickly on almost all commodities including cucumbers, peppers, squash
and especially tomatoes.

Due to the cooler weather and limited availability on the west coast, it has sent much of the asparagus demand to the Peruvian market. This has caused the pricing to increase drastically, and availability to be more limited. The expectation is that the markets will remain this way for the next several weeks until the Mexican production begins in a
few weeks.

Supplies of Iceberg and most leaf lettuces have rebounded from the cold weather-driven slowdown earlier this month. Quality is great overall with very few reports of frost damage visible on the outer leaves. The weather forecast calls for continued mild conditions which will keep
supplies abundant. Arugula in particular has been extremely limited as the cold weather halted production for many growers. Things are improving now though and there’s more availability.

We’re harvesting beautiful Chard, Tuscan Kale, and baby lettuces out of our organic greenhouse. Give it a try and support sustainable, local,
organic agriculture!

Avocados have been rapidly climbing in price for several weeks in anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday. On the Monday after, we should see them dropping back down to typical levels.

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A: Lunch is on me!

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