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May 3rd, 2021 Supply Update: Asparagus – Mexican growers are reaching the end of their season and California, NC and Washington are getting started harvesting.

Asparagus – Mexican growers are reaching the end of their season

Asparagus – Mexican growers are reaching the end of their season and California, NC and Washington are getting started harvesting. Peruvian growers are still packing plenty of product. Quality is great across the board and supplies are very strong, keeping prices favorable for all.

Berries – We received our first NC strawberries last week and they’ve been really gorgeous. We’re working closely with a family farmer in Cumberland County, NC who packs a really nice box. They’re expecting a short season, since they started late, so make sure you grab some while you can! Florida has begun their blueberry season and they’re packing them in pints now to help move the heavy volumes. Prices are starting high due to about 40% of their crop being wiped out in March, but Georgia should begin very soon adding much needed volume to the market.

Broccoli – Florida is well into their season and Georgia has started their season and they’re putting a lot of pressure on California growers to drop their pricing. Quality is excellent in all growing areas.

Cucumbers – Remain extremely limited and prices are staying strong. Quality has been nice on the product coming out of Florida.

Corn – Harvests are coming in strong and supplies are very good. Prices have stayed low this week.

Limes – Remain extremely tight and prices are staying very high.

Onions – Vidalia onions have started! We have our first Vidalia Sweets in stock and are looking forward to a great season for them. Feature them on your menus while they’re available.

Peppers – After a couple of months of rock bottom prices, the green pepper market started showing some strength with short supplies driving prices up. After a couple of weeks of super-low prices on colored peppers, they’re going back up.

Squash – Are more than plentiful, with Florida packing lots of pretty squash and Georgia staged to begin this coming week with new fields. Quality has been beautiful. Our local NC growers will be getting started in just a couple of more weeks.

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