Avocados – Continue to ease upward as shortages occur due to 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 the weekend of February 13th 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 – Florida finally starting harvesting better volume of corn, and sluggish post-holiday demand has the market way down. Prices are half what they were going into Christmas week.
Cucumbers –Mexico and Central America have become the go-to sources for better quality cukes each winter. Supplies and quality are better.
Dry Goods – Worldwide supply shortages have driven virtually all dry good prices much higher. Limited quantities and weekly out-of-stocks are the rule right now. We’re continuing to do our best to source what you need for your disposable supplies but it’s been a challenge for us and our vendors.
Eggs – Are down again this week with lower demand after the holidays giving farmer’s a chance to catch back up with production. The next big egg-holiday will be Easter, so we should see the markets continue to slide.
Lettuce – The border of Southern California and Arizona is where a lot of wintertime vegetables and lettuces come from. They had 4 days of freezing temperatures in the mornings last week. The freezes cause damage to the lettuce in the form of blistering and epidermal peel. But just as damaging is that they can’t harvest the lettuce while frozen, so they have to wait to get into the fields 4-5 hours later than normal. This causes delays in shipping and shortages and that causes prices to rise. Hopefully they’ll get some warmer weather this week and markets will ease.
Onions – Got extremely short last week and prices rose due to the winter weather out west limiting transportation and freezing temps making it tougher on the packing houses to ship their onions. Prices are remaining strong.
Squash – Chilly weather in Florida slowed down squash, zucchini, and other vegetables down there last week and the super low prices of the glut market evaporated. Supplies are much tight.
Q: What happens if you accidentally rub ketchup in your eyes?
A: You’ll get Heinzsight.