Avocados – Remain limited on the new harvests and pricing remains higher with the limited supply.
Berries – Domestic blueberry growers are finishing up, though there are still limited amounts coming from California. Strawberry fields are transitioning to new growing areas that should have better berries with their cooler weather.
Cucumbers – NC has started up with cucumbers and they’re expected to continue with them right up until the first frost.
Corn – Canada, Michigan and New Jersey are still pulling high volumes and we’re expecting less demand after the Labor Day weekend.
Limes – Pricing is falling fast on good quality limes. Stronger harvests in Mexico are causing markets to slide.
Peppers – Michigan and Canada remain the strongest sources for good quality pepper right now, though Tennessee is still harvesting nice fruit in limited quantities. Red, yellow, and orange supplies are staying about the same.
Potatoes – We’re right in the middle of the New Crop / Old Crop transition for baking potatoes. Supplies always begin very limited and prices always start out high on the freshly dug potatoes. As we get into late September, we’ll see drastic drops on potato pricing as the farmers finish up harvesting and get to the business of selling instead of storing potatoes.
Squash – Has begun here in NC, though supplies remain somewhat limited and last week’s rains will not help matters.
Tomatoes – Are still in full swing in NC and supplies are still beautiful. Vine-ripened, Romas, and heirlooms have been plentiful. Quality has been gorgeous. Feature them as long as you can on your summer menus.
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