Apples – The apple market remains firm with rising prices this week as demand remains strong as we approach February. Movement has been above expectations the last several months leaving growers with less inventory than expected; therefore, pushing prices higher. They are also experiencing more shrink loss as they pack the fruit this year due to weather issues during the growing process.
Avocados – Production is ramping up and with the Big Game just a couple weeks away, the timing is perfect! Mexico’s harvest is now producing more and quality is good. California experienced heavy rainfall during the past few weeks which has helped tree health and fruit maturity. The current warmer weather is allowing some California growers to start harvesting early-season fruit.
Corn – Florida finally starting harvesting better volume of corn, and sluggish post-holiday demand has product more available than it was, the market way down. Prices are half what they were going into Christmas week.
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.
Grapes – Supplies are finally improving with some ships unloading at East Coast ports and grapes are becoming available again. Reds will continue to be in short supply as Chilean growers lost their season due to a moth infestation. Peru and other countries are trying to cover the shortages, but extreme shortages will continue until Mexico’s crop begins early summer.
Onions – Have become extremely short and prices continue to rise due to the storage outlook by growers thinking they’ll run out of onions early this year. Reds are particularly short and growers are prorating orders. Expect to see continued higher pricing until this spring and new harvests begin.
Trucking – Everyone knows the buzzword “Supply Chain Shortages”. Much of the problem stems from an extreme shortages of truck drivers. Before Covid, the supply of trucks was already stretched, but it’s gotten much worse allowing truckers to pick and choose their routes and name their prices. The cost of virtually everything in your kitchen has increased because of the increased costs of bringing it to market.
Q: What happened to the man involved in the peekaboo accident?
A: He was put in the ICU.