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June 17th, 2019 Supply Update: Asparagus – the markets have continued with heavy volume this week

Asparagus pricing is very favorable

Asparagus the markets have continued with heavy volume this week. Currently, there is domestic markets and import markets with heavy volume.  Canadian production and also imports from Mexico have already had an impact on the U.S. markets this week and will continue through the month of June. Quality has also been excellent.

Cabbage markets remain extremely tight due to warm weather and rain in the south. This earlier-than-normal heat is leading to a supply gap before the northern deals start up in late June. Expect the market to remain extremely tight until then.

100 plus days in Salinas have caused temperature damage to the lettuce in the fields and prevented harvesting crews from working full days in the field.  Farmers pulled their pickers out of the field early every day last week, causing a shortage because they didn’t have enough time to harvest enough lettuce to meet demand.

North Carolina blueberry farmers are continuing their season, but it seems like they’re getting a slow start and volumes are not where they should be for this time of year. Quality has been excellent.

Extreme heat in all growing areas over the weekend and the early part of the week has caused a shortage of strawberries due to general softness of the fruit and growers throwing away up to 30% of their estimated production. Many shippers will have limited supplies this week and the markets will be higher.

Mexican limes are in good volume now, and quality has been excellent.  Pricing is down on the increased supply.

We’re now shipping several varieties of organic lettuce from our greenhouse.  We’re also growing large quantities of chard, and chives!  All 100% Organic, local, sustainable, and beautiful. Give us a call to find out more!


Q:  Why can’t you grow corn at high altitudes?  A:  Because their ears pop!


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