Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Berries – Local Strawberries are winding down but the warm weather that finishes strawberries is just what the blueberry farmers needed to kick off their season. Big beautiful local blueberries are widely available with great pricing.
Corn – Was in a Demand Exceeds Supply situation last week with Memorial Day cook outs. But should ease this week with the holiday pull passing by. Quality has been beautiful so far, and summertime is a great time to feature it on your menus.
Cucumbers – We’re finally all done with import cucumbers and Georgia is packing and shipping much better cukes than have been available until now. European cucumbers remain in high volume and a great bargain at current pricing.
Grapes –Limited harvests of Mexican grapes are getting started now, kicking off the new crop for the season. An abundance of Chilean grapes are still available, keeping the typical high priced new crop grapes much lower than a normal year.
Melons – Imported cantaloupes and honeydews are winding down for the year and domestic growers are just getting started. Watermelons are rolling in daily in great numbers also. We’re looking forward to a great summer crop.
Onions – We’re seeing and stocking some varieties of local onions right now and they’ve been beautiful. The NC season is a short one, though and we’ll ride it as long as they’re available.
Peaches – Tree ripened peaches have been a huge hit so far this season and they’ve been really nice. It will be a little while until we see free- stone peaches, but the first few shipments of the year have been great.
Peppers and Squash – It seems like every farmer on the east coast is harvesting squash right now and pricing shows the over abundance. Great growing conditions have brought it on strong and quality has been excellent. Georgia has finally started their pepper season and supplies are much improved.
Q: Did you hear about the new baguettes they’re selling at the zoo? It’s bread in captivity.