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May 27th, 2019 Supply Update: Rave reviews from our customers about East Coast peaches

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!

Strawberry growers are seeing some serious setbacks in harvest this week due to heavy hail storms and rains in their growing areas of California this past weekend.  Many shippers are not packing the first part of the week so they can strip the plants, which is causing very limited supplies and much tighter markets.  Our local guys are still picking a limited amount of strawberries and we’ll have them as long as we can.

As pepper production is moving into Georgia, we’re seeing lower pricing on the stronger volumes.  Quality has been excellent, but there are few smaller bells, since the plant always produces the larger “Crown” fruit first.  As the fields mature and farmers go back for second harvests, we’ll get more medium sized.

Cucumber supplies remain plentiful in Mexico; crossings through Nogales remain prevalent.  Florida spring fields are probably in the last week of production and Georgia volume has started to ramp up quickly; we’ll be at the peak of our season during the next 3 weeks. With warmer temperatures finally hitting multiple growing regions, cucumbers are expected to remain as a great promotional item at least for another month through the Memorial Day holiday.  Prices are very favorable right now.

Squash remains plentiful across multiple growing regions. Georgia is at the peak of the season, with both yellow and green plentiful and quality pretty good, for the most part. Nogales and Florida are still in the game; zucchini more available for sure, yellow is pretty much done for the season.  Other local regions like South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey are getting started with their summer squash program. We foresee summer squash to remain in great supply for at least the next month or so.

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. 

Grapes from Chile are finishing their season, and with supplies so extremely short it has been difficult to find good quality.  We’re all looking forward to the new crop in Mexico getting started.

 

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