Celery – Michigan has started their celery season, and prices are way down on this kitchen staple. With celery being a heavy product, freight rates from Michigan are a big savings.
Asparagus – Market continues to be high and volumes low due to cold temperatures still affecting the crops in Peru. Mexico is almost completely done for the season (projected to end in September). Quality overall is good.
Corn – Better volumes from Michigan, NJ and NY farms are seeing increased production and lower pricing on some really gorgeous corn.
Cucumbers – We’re getting some beautiful cucumbers out of the western part of our state right now, and cooler more northern states are in peak production for the season, keeping markets lower. We expect to see increases toward the end of the month as heat becomes a factor for them.
Eggs – Egg prices dropped significantly last week and we hope that’s a sign of the future. Brown cage free eggs remain cheaper than whites.
Greens – Good volume and quality available on collard and kale. Turnip and mustard remain extremely limited due to the hot/dry conditions the whole country is experiencing.
Peppers – With Michigan starting its season and getting into some good volume this week, we expect markets to finally drop. As many local seasons get into play with production, all the from the East Coast to the West Coast, we finally foresee good supplies throughout the entire month of August.
Potatoes – Idaho potato shippers are simply out of potatoes. Whatever people have in their coolers and in the pipeline is all there will be until the new harvest begins in a few weeks. Prices remain high for whatever is available. Some shippers are expecting to begin harvesting next week, which will make the market start to ease somewhat.
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! Grape tomatoes are particularly a good buy right now. We also have local heirloom tomatoes in stock.
It’s my wife’s birthday next week and she’s been leaving jewelry catalogs all over our house.
So I got her a magazine rack.