Bananas – The market is up again and product will continue to get tighter next week and for several weeks going forward. Flooding, tropical storms and other weather related issues have affected production. With the tight supplies, everyone is running out of fruit as fast as it comes in, making it difficult to leave it in the cooler long enough to ripen.
Cabbage – Local cabbage ended early with the high field temps so we’ve moved to Michigan for better quality. Prices are up but for the quality improvement, it’s well worth the change.
Corn – Local corn is all finished and everyone is waiting for the more northern states to begin their harvest. New Jersey and Michigan are scheduled to begin this coming week.
Cucumbers – Local farmers have finished cucumber production for the season, and we’re looking to our northern neighbors for the rest of the summer.
Eggs – Wholesale prices for eggs continue to post sharp advances on light to moderate supplies and light to very light offerings. A combination of flock replacements and hot weather in production areas is limiting available supply of larger eggs. This, coupled with good demand from retail and food service, is helping to support the rise in prices. I don’t know when we’ll finally see egg prices come back to normal, but cooler weather this fall certainly can’t hurt.
Grapes – West coast grape growers are well into their season, with Mexico kicking off their harvest and soon we’ll be steadily into California grapes. There are still plenty of late arriving import grapes available and that’s keeping the market flat across the board.
Stone Fruit – Peach season continues and we’re into free-stone varieties now. Color and quality have been beautiful and they’re so delicious. We have beautiful and delicious Bing Cherries in stock too!
Potatoes – All varieties and sizes of potatoes are in extremely short supply right now, pushing the market up. When Idaho potatoes rose with their shortages, buyers moved to red and Yukon potatoes as substitutes, driving their prices upwards as well. We look forward to the upcoming harvests to relieve the pressure on the markets.
Tomatoes – Summertime means local tomatoes and this year is no exception. Every farmer is harvesting and everybody with a tomato vine in their backyard is picking their own tomatoes right now. Feature this versatile fruit right now!
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