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Produce Supply Update June 3rd, 2024: Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have blueberries, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and cabbage available now. Blueberries – Have become more plentiful and prices are down a bit. Quality is still excellent. Corn – Is slowing down in Florida, but Georgia is in good volume and beautiful quality. Pricing is very great with the heavy volumes. Enjoy some sweet corn this weekend. Lettuces – Iceberg and leaf lettuce supplies remain limited this week. The Salinas Valley in California is in full swing now and we’re looking forward to a good summer crop. Supplies remain a bit limited now, causing the higher pricing. Melons – The offshore supplies are winding down seasonally, and domestic farms are starting out. Prices are up on the limited supplies or honeydews and cantaloupes, watermelons are reaching peak season and taste excellent. Onions – New Crop onion season has begun and pricing is much more affordable and quality is much improved over the storage crop. Vidalia has begun their sweet onion season and we received our first shipment this morning. Peaches – South Carolina peach farmers are having a great season and a strong harvest. Plentiful supplies and beautiful quality are causing farmers to lower prices for this week. Potatoes –Florida has less volume with reds, whites, and golds, but more northern areas are poised to begin. Russet pricing is still very good with the heavy crop they have in storage. Squash & Zucchini– The amount of rain and high wind last week, along with 6 inches this weekend, has led to some major losses on squash in Georgia. Growers are having to leave heavy scarring and scuffing fruit behind; hence, lowering overall yields. Locally, our farmers have also been exposed to some wet/overcast weather, so the heavy volumes we saw 2 weeks ago are gone, and prices jumped on the shorter supplies. Q: Why can’t you starve in the desert? A: Because of all the sand which is there.

Blueberries – Should continue locally well into July and then we’ll make the transition to more Northern states like New Jersey and Michigan.

Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have blueberries, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and cabbage available now.

Blueberries – Have become more plentiful and prices are down a bit. Quality is still excellent.

Corn – Is slowing down in Florida, but Georgia is in good volume and beautiful quality. Pricing is very great with the heavy volumes. Enjoy some sweet corn this weekend.

Lettuces – Iceberg and leaf lettuce supplies remain limited this week. The Salinas Valley in California is in full swing now and we’re looking forward to a good summer crop. Supplies remain a bit limited now, causing the higher pricing.

Melons – The offshore supplies are winding down seasonally, and domestic farms are starting out. Prices are up on the limited supplies or honeydews and cantaloupes, watermelons are reaching peak season and taste excellent.

Onions – New Crop onion season has begun and pricing is much more affordable and quality is much improved over the storage crop. Vidalia has begun their sweet onion season and we received our first shipment this morning.

Peaches – South Carolina peach farmers are having a great season and a strong harvest. Plentiful supplies and beautiful quality are causing farmers to lower prices for this week.

Potatoes –Florida has less volume with reds, whites, and golds, but more northern areas are poised to begin. Russet pricing is still very good with the heavy crop they have in storage.

Squash & Zucchini– The amount of rain and high wind last week, along with 6 inches this weekend, has led to some major losses on squash in Georgia. Growers are having to leave heavy scarring and scuffing fruit behind; hence, lowering overall yields. Locally, our farmers have also been exposed to some wet/overcast weather, so the heavy volumes we saw 2 weeks ago are gone, and prices jumped on the shorter supplies.

Q: Why can’t you starve in the desert? A: Because of all the sand which is there.

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