Asparagus – Became extremely tight over the past few weeks as Mexico finished their season and left Peru as the only production area. Supplies are very limited and prices are high.
Avocados – Remain limited on the new harvests and pricing remains higher with the limited supply.
Blueberries – Domestic blueberry growers are finishing up, though there are still limited amounts coming from California.
Cucumbers – NC has started up with cucumbers and they’re expected to continue with them right up until the first frost.
Lettuces – Iceberg and leaf lettuces are seeing lighter supplies this week due to soil-borne issues negatively impacting yield. The weather forecast calls for slightly cooler temperatures which will slow growth but increase case weights.
Limes – Pricing settled at stronger levels as demand has remained very high for Mexican fruit.
Peppers – Michigan and Canada are still shipping peppers, but Georgia should start next week and Tennessee is going strong now too. Prices jumped last week but should ease once Georgia really gets cranked up and adds volume to the marketplace.
Peaches – We’ve had one of the best peach seasons in memory this year. Quality has been amazing and there have been plenty to go around. Sadly, though the season is coming to an end. We expect to have them for about another two weeks.
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 – Our NC farmers are well into their fall crop and Georgia and Tennessee are getting started. Zucchini has remained a bargain, with a glut in product bringing low prices, but good quality yellow has been very tough to find and is bringing a premium.
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.
Q: If rubber comes from rubber trees and sugar comes from sugarcanes, where do eggs come from?