Asparagus – Mexican fields have started producing, adding a lot of much needed product to the marketplace. Pricing is way down with the increase in supplies. Also, many ships that were waiting to unload at our ports are hitting the dock and there’s a flood of asparagus all of the sudden.
Broccoli – Remains extremely limited in California, but our North Carolina farmers are getting started with better volume this week.
Corn – Georgia has already finished their corn season and all eyes are on Florida to get started soon. Supplies are extremely limited and rising with the heavy Thanksgiving demand.
Cucumbers and Squash – Georgia is finishing their season and Florida and Mexico are rolling right along. Supplies are strong and quality and prices are staying very good.
Lettuce – Markets dropped late last week as demand for the high dollar salads fell off. Pricing is way down and expected to continue to ease downward.
Mushrooms – The mushroom industry as a whole has felt a shortage for a while now. There are lots of factors that have caused this, but mainly labor, products, and material shortages. We feel that we have not seen the worst of it yet. Shortages of drivers, trucks, fuel, labor and materials have combined to produce an extremely bad situation (and not just in the mushroom industry) Supply chain issues have stopped their ability to produce some items entirely. Expect to see some items dropped from production until our economy gets back to preCovid days.
Peppers – Demand has been strong going into the holiday and Georgia farmers are wrapping up. Florida growers are harvesting good volume and keeping everyone supplied.
Tomatoes – This market is falling like a rock. Florida is harvesting a lot of fruit right now and supplies are much improved. Pricing is way down on the increased harvests.
Winter Squashes – We have a good selection of hard squashes such as butternut, kabocha, acorn, spaghetti and delicata available. Give us a call to plan your fall menus.
Q: What’s the worst thing to say before a driving exam?
A: “This thing does have airbags, right?”