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March 22, 2021 Supply Update: The apple market remains tight again this week as demand remains strong.

Apple Market Remains Tight

Apples – The apple market remains tight again this week as demand remains strong. We expect this tight and higher-priced market to remain this way for the next couple of months as inventories are less than last year at this same time. The tightest items are the Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith.

Avocadoes – Shipments from Mexico have been slow to cross for the past week due to a holiday in Mexico. Additionally, California experienced heavy rains that will result in light harvests during the start of the week. Shippers are starting off the week with light inventories and
many are sold out on certain sizes. Pricing has been climbing for the past two weeks with no relief in sight.

Cabbage – The lead up to St. Patrick’s Day always presents higher cabbage markets as demand is huge for holiday menus. Post-holiday demand will be much lower and drive the market down.

Corn – We are seeing the impact of February’s hard freeze where 700 acres were lost. Supplies will remain extremely tight and prices higher for the next few weeks.

Eggs – Going into Easter, the egg market always cranks up, and this year is no exception. We’re seeing higher prices each week.

Limes – Remain extremely tight and prices are at their highest this year.

Onions – New crop harvests are beginning in Mexico and shippers in the northwest still have good supplies in their storage buildings. We should see a smooth transition between crops this year without any price spikes.

Potatoes – The crop is running to the smaller sizes 80 count to 120 count and that’s where the deals are if you can use those sizes. Potatoes overall are staying low.

Squash – Now is a great time to feature all squashes on your menu. Hard squashes are at great prices as shippers are trying to push supplies before warmer weather and yellow and zucchini squashes are in strong production from Mexico and Florida farms

Tomatoes – Mexican and Florida fields are really bringing on the volume and all varieties are lower this week and reaching minimum pricing levels. Romas, vineripened tomatoes and heirlooms are all at great prices.

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