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June 8th, 2020 Supply Update: Lots of local products are beginning to come to market.

Strawberry Shortages, Limes available

Lots of local products are beginning to come to market. We have cabbage, cucumbers, blueberries, squash, zucchini all getting started. We’re looking forward to a great growing season.

NC strawberries are finished for the season. Last week’s high temps were the knockout blow for their season. It was gorgeous fruit while it lasted. Blueberry season is just getting started in NC. They’ve been gorgeous so far and pricing is very good.

Russet potatoes from Idaho remain a very good value. Quality has been exceptional and prices are very low for this time of year. New crop red and white potatoes have begun in Florida but they’re starting at typical higher prices like they do every spring. They sure are gorgeous though, with bright thin skins perfect for making mashed potatoes!

Bell pepper availability continues to improve compared to how it was during the past 2-3 weeks, however, supply is still somewhat limited. We continue to experience cloudy skies, rain and overcast weather that have held-up production some. It will be another 7-10 days until
Georgia volume becomes abundant and prices start to ease off.

Limes are hitting peak season in Mexico and prices are falling quickly on the heavy volumes. Great time to feature them on your drink menus!

After about a month of limited volume and expensive prices on asparagus, we’re starting to see relief. Domestic production is finally picking up in all areas including California, Michigan, Washington, and New Jersey. Import volume in Peru and Mexico are also increasing.

Our hearts go out to all of the restaurants in downtown areas hit by the recent rioting. After a grueling 2 months of being closed due to the pandemic, many are now forced to close because busted out windows. If there’s anything we can do to help, please let us know.

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