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November 18th, 2019 Supply Update: Avocados are at rock bottom prices right now – quality is excellent and prices are too!

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Good Morning!

Cold temperatures in Georgia last week pumped the brakes on their vegetable harvests.  Volume slowed considerably on several commodities.  With Thanksgiving coming up we’re seeing increased demand just as volume is decreasing so we may see some tighter markets over the next couple of weeks.  Florida fields are not quite ready yet.  Effected items are corn, pepper, cucumbers, and squashes.  Mexico is just getting cranked up, though, and they will add much needed quantities to the market.

Avocados are at rock bottom prices right now, with several areas producing very large amounts.  Shipments were up 10% last week over the prior weeks’, so growers are looking to sell and promote their extra fruit.  Quality is excellent and prices are too.

Eggs are continuing their climb in anticipation for the pull of the holidays.  With all of the baking done this time of year, egg prices are always stronger going into Thanksgiving and Christmas.  They’ll be priced at higher levels through the first of the year.

We have local Chestnuts and they’ve been gorgeous.  Most of the American Chestnut trees have gone extinct, but we have a lady that brings them to us every year and keeps us stocked with this Thanksgiving and Winter classic.

The 2019 grape season is winding down quickly out of California, with market pricing firming up rapidly in November on both colors of grapes. With many growers finishing packing all varieties over the next few weeks, pricing will continue to rise through the month as inventories begin to decline industry-wide.

We’re seeing the seasonal changeover to D’anjou pears as Bartlett’s finish up for the year.  We just received our first D’anjous last week.

Washington State Apple growers have their fruit in the cooler now and are looking to sell.  Prices are lower and the fruit is beautiful.

Asparagus supply remains at very good levels and prices are low currently.  I’d expect them to ease upwards as we get closer to Thanksgiving Week.  It’s a very popular item on holiday tables.


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I said “Homer is fat and Marge has blue hair.”


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