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October 17th, 2022 Supply Update: Apples – The apple market remains tight this week as we remain in transition between the new crop and the old crop.

Apples - Harvest is complete and we have a bumper crop of apples to sell this season.

Apples – The apple market remains tight this week as we remain in transition between the new crop and the old crop. Markets will be more volatile than normal over the next couple of weeks as we go through this transitional period. The crop is general is harvesting over 2 weeks late on just about every variety of apple. This is causing a more difficult transition than normal and creating tight and short markets on many varieties.

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

Avocadoes – Continue their downward pricing slide. Quality and supplies are excellent.

Broccoli and Cauliflower – Have become increasingly tight. Limited harvests and poor weather have created a shortage that is driving prices higher.

Corn – Georgia is harvesting corn now and the quality has been beautiful. This may be the best Georgia crop we’ve seen in years.

Lettuce – Green leaf and iceberg lettuce supplies have gotten extremely short, with more demand for the lettuce than there is lettuce to supply it. Prices are high and expected to stay high until they transition to Arizona fields.

Peppers – Georgia is cranking up their season and markets are pretty stable. We expect to see changes in that as we transition to Florida due to the hurricane damages, but for now, all is good.

Potatoes – Idaho potato pricing has stabilized and pricing is sliding as more and more shippers have product to sell. Quality is solid but sizing is leaning towards smaller potatoes, making the larger sizes more expensive.

Tomatoes – Hurricane Ian, one of the most devastating storms to ever make landfall in the US really did a number on the tomato crops. The fields they’ve lined up to harvest all of the way through January were destroyed. We’re getting ready for some very expensive tomato crops over the upcoming months. They’re easing upwards now, but we’re only a couple of weeks away from skyrocketing prices.

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