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May 23rd, 2022 Supply Update: Broccoli & Cabbage– We’re stocking and shipping local broccoli now and quality has been gorgeous.

Local Produce – Many items were just getting cranked up last week until the rains shut down production.

Asparagus – Pricing is down, with much less demand Post-Mother’s Day and our domestic farmers getting into better harvests. Quality is also improving with the better harvests.

Broccoli & Cabbage– We’re stocking and shipping local broccoli now and quality has been gorgeous. Good color and fresh curds at a great price. Cabbage is beginning locally as well.

Corn – Beautiful, sweet and plump ears from fresh fields. Quality is excellent and pricing is very favorable on the heavy supplies. We expect supplies to tighten up this week with the Memorial Day demand.

Cucumbers – Harvests are finishing in Florida and cranking up in Georgia. Quality has been much improved with the change to new fields.

Eggs – Pricing fell a good bit this week and hopefully the worst of the shortages are behind us as pricing improves.

Lettuce – Lettuce is going through its twice yearly transition to new growing regions and things are always a little rocky during this time. Further complicating the transition is the fire that destroyed the Taylor Farms packing plant, putting pressure on other lettuce and salad producers to cover the shortfall. Supplies are limited currently on many items.

Peaches – Peach season has begun! We have beautiful tree-ripened South Carolina peaches on hand. Does anything say summertime in the south better than peaches?

Potatoes – Fingerling Potatoes remain extremely limited. Greater Tater, our fingerling potato supplier, and one of the largest Fingerling potato shippers in the country has just had a crop failure, and are expecting a 7-8 week gap in production. Supplies are suddenly in very short supply, especially on red and purple fingerling potatoes. Other potatoes are in good supply and great quality.

Squash & Zucchini– Have started locally and they have been absolutely beautiful so far. Great growing conditions have come together for a great harvest. High quality and plentiful, it’s a great time to feature summer squashes on your menus.

Strawberries – Warm weather is slowing down growth and we expect about one more week before the local season wraps up. Get them while you can.

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