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October 25th, 2021 Supply Update: Cantaloupes – Production is winding down in California as we transition to Arizona

Cantaloupe & Honeydew – Harvests are only happening in Central America right now and supplies are getting a little bit tighter.

Apples – The apple market remains firm this week as demand remains good. Most of the varieties have now started to harvest on the new crop apples out of Washington, and the rest will start up in the next couple of weeks.

Broccoli – The market is falling rapidly as east coast farms increase their harvests. Pricing is improving.

Cantaloupes – Production is winding down in California as we transition to Arizona. With shorter days and cooler weather, expect to see a green cast to cantaloupe and sugar content will be slightly lower.

Corn – Remains extremely tight as Georgia struggles to fill the orders on the board. Bi-Color has been the nicest so that’s what we’re focusing on right now. Quality has been very pretty, though sizing remains small as it always is during the fall.

Cucumbers and Squash – A few are still coming in locally but supplies are dwindling on all local vegetables due to the cooler weather. Georgia is getting their season going and pricing is very good on the heavy supplies.

Dry Goods – I’m sure everyone has seen this themselves, but the entire industry seems to be running out of products. Shortages, discontinued items, and out of stocks are a daily deal. Many of these items are made overseas and the shipping companies are having a difficult time getting them to our shores and aren’t sure when things will improve. Bare with us as we all work through this difficult time and we’ll try our best to find substitutes as we’re able.

Lettuce – Iceberg and leaf lettuces continue to be in short supply this week. Higher demand combined with lower yields are the primary factors. The weather forecast calls for slightly warmer temperatures into the weekend so hopefully yields will increase.

Peppers – Good supplies are coming from several areas and pricing is easing downward. Georgia is cranking up and Mexican growers are starting their harvest and we’ll be back in Florida before long.

Tomatoes – This market changed almost overnight. Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama all finished their seasons at the same time, creating an extreme shortage. Georgia and South Carolina are hoping to start in another couple of weeks but we’ll see very limited supplies and high pricing until they do.

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