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October 7th, 2019 Supply Update: Asparagus is currently being harvested in several locations and pricing is much better this week. Quality is also improving with the new fields coming to maturity.

Asparagus is currently being harvested in several locations and pricing is much better this week. Quality is also improving with the new fields coming to maturity.

Watermelons are winding down from their summer-time glut. Supplies are much tighter as many areas finish their seasons. Expect pricing to rise as the weather turns cooler, both from the fewer supplies and increased freight from other regions.

Heat in California broccoli fields is really shutting down their season. Supplies are extremely tight and orders are being cut to about 10% of what we normally get for this coming week. Expect to see higher pricing and less availability until things cool back down for them.

Squash and cucumbers are being harvested locally and also in Michigan, New Jersey, and Georgia just started their season. Lots of product means low pricing and good quality to choose from. Prices are about as low as they get right now, barely break even for the farmers. Stock up while they’re so low.

Idaho is digging potatoes up now and we’re all looking forward to their new season. Better quality and better prices are on the way! Prices are already down with the start of the season and increased supplies. We’re expecting a good season.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well as winter hard squashes are available now. We have kabocha, delicata, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squashes right now.
Bell pepper remains at rock bottom pricing, with Michigan, Canada, and New Jersey still harvesting. Georgia started last week too, so there is definitely a glut and everyone is looking to sell. As a result, prices are staying low until the supply tightens up.

Last year’s sweet potato season in North Carolina was a nightmare, with Hurricane Florence flooding fields and causing huge losses for our farmers. This year has been fairy uneventful so we’re expecting to see better conditions this season.

After drought season in Mexico, the rains are finally starting to fall on the lime groves. Supplies are much better over the past couple of weeks and prices are falling fast. Prices are much lower this week.

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