Apples – Demand was VERY strong going into Christmas, but we’re hoping to see an easing of the markets once Christmas has passed.
Avocados – Took a jump this week as everyone gets ready for the harvest gap between Christmas and New Year’s when the pickers go home for a week to celebrate the holidays with their families. We should see strong demand through Super Bowl weekend to meet the nation’s guacamole needs, then they should settle back down again.
Citrus – We have all kinds of Florida citrus right now. Navel oranges, grapefruit, and juice oranges. Also gorgeous a new Satsuma that they’re growing in Georgia now that is easy to peel and delicious.
Corn –The market remains very high and the volume is exceptionally limited. Expect to see this continue for the next couple of weeks as Florida will not have good supplies until well into December.
Cucumbers – Seasonally, domestic cucumbers are ending and Mexico and Central America become the sources for better quality cukes each winter. Growers are moving their production there currently.
Eggs – We always see pricing increases around the holidays and this year is no different. Expect holiday baking to drive pricing upwards until the first of the year.
Greens – Our local farmers are producing plenty of kale, collards and other greens now with the cooler weather bringing on better quality than you can get during the summer months.
Lettuce – Iceberg and leaf lettuces are in good supply as most growers have completed the transition to Yuma and the Imperial Valley. The weather forecast calls for below-average temperatures with the potential to slow growth rates down a bit. Overall quality is excellent with no major issues reported. Pricing is easing downwards with the increased supplies.
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. Expect to see some items dropped from production until our economy gets back to preCovid days.
Squash – Availability from Mexico continues to remain strong and quality outstanding. Florida continues to see a higher availability of green squash over yellow. Weather permitting, we should continue to see steady supplies.
Q: What did Santa say when he stepped in a puddle?
A: It must have reindeer.
Q: What’s the difference between the regular alphabet and the Christmas Alphabet?
A: The Christmas alphabet has noel.