Happy Birthday USA!
Berries – Local Blueberries are beginning to wind down, though a few farmers will continue to have product for another week or two. New Jersey is already going strong and Michigan will pickup shortly so we should have good numbers of blueberries for a while yet.
Corn – Is plentiful locally as well as in more northern states. Quality has been amazing but heavy demand going into the 4th of July weekend is keeping the market up.
Cucumbers – Regular cucumbers are in tight supply currently, with our local farmers finishing up due to the heat. Our northern neighbors are starting to harvest but it’ll be a couple of weeks before we see strong volumes out of Michigan. European cucumbers remain in high volume and a great bargain at current pricing.
Grapes –Import grapes are done now, and good volumes of Mexican and California grapes are taking their place. Much better quality is being seen from the domestic supplies and markets are staying pretty level with the good supplies.
Melons – We have eastern Athena variety cantaloupes and Georgia honeydews now and they just don’t get any better than this. Feature them on your breakfast menus and your diners will enjoy the sweet ripe fruit that is only available during the summer months.
Peaches – Tree ripened peaches have been a huge hit so far this season and they’ve been beautiful. Free stone varieties are being harvested now and they’re absolutely delicious.
Potatoes – Idaho potatoes are extremely short suddenly with few shippers having enough product to fill orders. Quality issues in the storage barns showed up late in the season and drastically cut short the amount of potatoes that shippers had on hand. We’re working to keep your needs supplied until the new harvest begins in August.
Q: Did you hear about the new baguettes they’re selling at the zoo? They’re bread in captivity.