Asparagus – Supplies have been tight and freight is really effecting the overall price of asparagus. $6.75 diesel prices has added a significant amount to the price.
Berries – Blueberries are finishing up in North Carolina, due to the heat, but our northern neighbors will be the source for the next month. Quality has been beautiful from Michigan and they’re the go-to for early summer blueberries.
Cucumbers – Every farm in America seems to be harvesting cucumbers right now. Supplies are very strong and pricing is staying low so the farmers can move their product.
Corn – NC and all points south are finished with corn so we’re looking towards our northern neighbors to fill the gap. Several areas are scheduled to begin this week and we’re looking forward to the new season and fresh corn.
Lemons – Are doing their normal summertime thing, with soaring prices showing the short supplies in the lemon groves. High heat in growing areas is also limiting picking hours in the field and further shortening supplies.
Limes – Prices are a lot lower than they’ve been for the last couple of months. Take advantage with drink specials and other features for these low priced green beauties.
Peppers- Eastern NC is wrapping up their season, but many areas north of us are getting started. We’ll see a brief price spike but it should settle down very soon as new fields come to maturity.
Potatoes – Idaho shippers continue to struggle to fill orders with their early seasonal finish. Russet potatoes are as rare as hens’ teeth and just as expensive. Buyers have moved to yukons and red potatoes as substitutes, raising their prices as well. The only relief will be when new harvests bring increased volume to the market and supply catches back up to demand.
Squash – Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Tennessee are all harvesting squashes right now with a glut of product resulting. Prices are literally as cheap as they can get, so it’s a good time to promote summer varieties.
Tomatoes – Are in full swing in NC and supplies are very strong. Vine-ripened, Romas, and heirlooms have been plentiful. Quality has been gorgeous. Caprese Salad anyone?
Q: What is the downside of eating a clock?
A: It is time consuming