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November 25th, 2019 Supply Update: Georgia didn’t freeze but quality is suffering greatly on most vegetables and there’s a sudden shortage of product.

Georgia didn’t freeze but quality is suffering greatly on most vegetables and there’s a sudden shortage of product. Florida is slowly getting started but the cold front is setting us back a few days. We are noticing more Mexican product crossing via Nogales. Markets are reacting and will remain active for the next few weeks. Items effected are peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers. Green beans got hit the worst, and right before the highest week of demand of the year! Farmers who normally get 200-250 bushels of beans per acre are reporting harvests of 20 bushels per acre. They’re extremely short.

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.

California strawberries are still very limited and, with unstable weather patterns this week in Oxnard, product could be even tighter. While the fruit may look fair/good in the field and at ship-point, it is showing quality issues on arrival. Supplies are short and farmers are struggling to fill orders with nice product. Best advice is to work them closely because they won’t last very long in your cooler.

Eggs are continuing their climb in reaction to 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.

Washington State Apple growers have their fruit in the cooler now and are looking to sell. Prices are lower and the fruit is beautiful. Our local apple farmers are still shipping multiple varieties of gorgeous apples. Check them out.

Central American Cantaloupes are arriving now and addling a lot of needed volume to the market and putting pressure on the high prices out of California. Prices should begin easing over the upcoming week or two.

Check out our gorgeous organic lettuces! We have a beautiful blend called Carolina Mix that has 8 different lettuces with a variety of flavors, colors, and textures!

Q: What do you call a can opener that doesn’t work?
A: A can’t opener.
Q: What did the teacher do with the student’s report on the history of cheese?
A:  She grated it.

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