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May 13th, 2019 Supply Update: Tree-ripened old fashioned peaches are heralds of summer on the way

East coast peaches are being harvested and they’ve met with rave reviews from our customers this past week.  These tree-ripened old fashioned peaches are a hit every year and are heralds of summer on the way!

Blueberry season is upon us, and we’re looking forward to NC growers harvesting their first berries over the coming week.  Quality from Florida and Georgia has been gorgeous, and our local growers are expecting to continue the trend.

The pepper market has started to react and availability on product is compromised. South Florida fields are starting to give up due to extremely hot weather, with many quality problems prevalent.  Mexican product through Nogales is pretty much done for the season.  California is into much better volume and great quality but not enough to satisfy the existing nationwide demand.  Central Florida supply is available as well but, like on the west coast, not enough to satisfy the demand.  Georgia fields are 3 weeks away, at least, from any type of volume. We expect pepper supplies to remain on the shorter side most of this month. 

Cucumber supplies remain plentiful in Mexico. Quality has been mostly okay.  Florida spring fields are also in production with steady supply and decent quality.  Georgia has started as well, adding much needed volume to the market. With warmer temperatures finally hitting multiple growing regions, cucumbers are expected to remain stable and lower overall.

The warm weather over the last three weeks has helped to feather in lettuce fields where gaps were originally forecasted. Quality reports from the northern regions are still mixed although improving overall.  Looks like we’re past the worst of the anticipated shortages.

Corn growers are really reaching their stride and looking to move some product.  There is plenty of volume of corn in Florida and the quality has been excellent. 

 

Q: What is brown and sticky?
A:  A stick.

 

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