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July 26, 2021 Supply Update: Watermelons are very plentiful locally and seem to be everywhere at once

Watermelons are very plentiful locally and seem to be everywhere at once.

Asparagus – Supplies are much improved and prices are down on the stronger harvests. Quality is really nice from new, fresh fields.

Berries – Blueberries are still going here in North Carolina, but supplies are dwindling fast. Our northern neighbors will be the source for the next month. Quality has been beautiful. Strawberries have really suffered out west due to the high heat, sometimes reaching to 100 degrees.

Cabbage – Our local growers have finished and the season has moved up north. Good supplies are still readily available and quality is great.

Corn – Georgia is done for the season. North Carolina is still going strong, Delaware, Illinois, and Indiana are all starting. Other local deals such as Michigan and Wisconsin will follow shortly. Pricing and quality have been exceptional.

Lemons – Are doing their normal summertime thing, with soaring prices showing the short supplies in the lemon groves. High heat in growing areas is also limiting picking hours in the field and further shortening supplies.

Limes – Prices only had one way to go from the rock bottom levels they were at. They’re settling at higher market prices this week.

Potatoes – Are coming in from Eastern North Carolina now. Red and white New Crop potatoes are being dug and shipped this week. Bright and clean skins on new crop potatoes don’t even need peeling.

Peppers – North Carolina is at the tail end of the season, but Jersey did start harvesting last week and volume will only get better. Michigan is scheduled to start the end of this week. We expect markets to remain affordable as New Jersey will start to have volume.

Squash – After several weeks of rock bottom, glut pricing, the market is swinging back upwards. Rains from Elsa finished many of our local growers, and we’re pulling product from nice new fields in Michigan. Quality has been really nice.

Tomatoes – Are in full swing in NC and supplies are very strong. Vine-ripened, Romas, and heirlooms have been plentiful. Quality has been gorgeous. Caprese Salad anyone?

Watermelons – Are very plentiful locally and seem to be everywhere at once. Explore ideas for your menus to feature them while they’re plentiful.

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