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September 26th, 2022 Supply Update: Asparagus – Late arriving vessels from Peruvian asparagus shippers have tightened up the asparagus market.

Asparagus

Asparagus – Late arriving vessels from Peruvian asparagus shippers have tightened up the asparagus market. Prices are higher for the limited product available.

Avocadoes – Better supplies and quality crossing the border from Mexico has caused shippers to drop prices considerably. Great time to feature these delicious superfoods on your menus.

Blueberries – Domestic farmers are wrapping up their season, but it’s been a great year for them. Quality has been solid all summer and supplies have stayed strong. We’ll all be transitioning to import blueberries very soon but we’ll ride with our US farmers as long as they have product to ship.

Corn – Many of the northern growing regions will finish in the next couple of weeks as the temperatures start to cool off. We’ll make the move to Georgia as soon as they’re ready, but we may see a gap in between with shorter supplies.

Cucumbers – Local cucumbers are still going strong and pricing is very favorable. European cucumbers, though, remain short due to a gap in planting schedules, though supplies seem to be increasing.

Herbs – A note from our herbs supplier…. “Due to the unprecedented heat wave, we experienced over the last several weeks in San Diego County, our Edible Flowers & some microgreens were affected, causing low availability & quality issues. We are working diligently to improve our availability as quickly as possible.”

Lettuce – Remain priced at higher levels due to short supplies. The recent heat has pushed some fields to maturity ahead of schedule. Overall quality is reported as fair as damage from the recent heat wave is evident in much of the lettuces.

Pears – We are now shipping new crop Bartlett pears out of California and Washington State. The crop is shorter than last year, and prices are expected to be higher as a result. We’ll transition to the longer lasting D’anjous soon.

Potatoes –Idaho potato shippers are dropping prices, especially on the smaller sizes of spuds. Pricing is way down this week on everything but the largest sizes.

Strawberries – Hot days in California’s berry fields have strawberry growers warning everyone of less than desired quality. With the berries starting out in a weakened state due the high temps when picking, they are showing a lot of bruising caused by shipping.

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