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June 7th, 2021 Supply Update: Blueberries are in full swing in North Carolina.

Happy Labor Day! Domestic blueberry growers are finishing up

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 – Blueberries are in full swing in North Carolina. It’s a perfect time to feature them as quality and pricing are at peak levels.

Broccoli – Our local growers are finishing their broccoli season, though quality has bee beautiful. Prices will rise as we move back to the west coast.

Cucumbers – Supplies and pricing is improving. We expect NC farmers to begin harvesting very soon.

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

Limes – Prices are way down this week as better volume becomes available out of Mexico. Quality is improving too with the increase in supplies.

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 – With Georgia finally getting better volumes, we’re seeing prices easing downwards. Quality remains very good. Colored peppers are plentiful and gorgeous.

Tomatoes – A few local growers are starting to harvest local tomatoes. Romas, Vineripes and even a few heirlooms are available now. It’s really a symbol of Summer in the South when our delicious sweet local tomatoes become available.

Squash – Our local farmers, South Carolina and Georgia growers are all harvesting lots of squash and zucchini right now and they’re at rock bottom prices due to abundance of supply. 

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A: The CIEIO.