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Watermelons are very plentiful locally and seem to be everywhere at once.

Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have all kinds of tomatoes, including heirloom varieties, blueberries, zucchini, peppers, corn, and watermelons are available now. We’ve reached peak season on many items, and we’ve passed the sweet spot for squashes and cucumbers. Blueberries – Are still widely available locally and they’re having a great season. Quality has been beautiful, but it’s getting close to time to move north for better quality. We’ll be getting our next shipment from Michigan. Corn – Has been awesome all season locally. BiColor is still readily available. The dry weather has been rough on corn growers and some fields finished up earlier than normal. Eggs – Markets always climb in the heat of summer, with many egg farms losing chickens in the hot weather, creating shorter supplies. Grapes – Mexican grapes are going strong, California is harvesting now. The hot weather has caused some quality issues for farmers, so we’ll have to see how the rest of the season goes for them. Melons – Watermelons are coming into better volume in locally and our local farmers are bringing lots of melons to the market. Quality has been great, just like you’d expect this time of year. 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 are poised for a great season also. Peaches – South Carolina peach farmers are still having a great season and a strong harvest. Plentiful supplies and beautiful quality are causing farmers to lower prices for this week. They’re into free-stone varieties now. Strawberries – High temperatures in California fields have tightened up supplies, but demand hasn’t been that strong, so markets are still fairly low. Tomatoes – Are rolling right along locally and they’ve been gorgeous. Big, ripe, and juicy, we’re looking forward to a great season. We have local romas, vine ripened tomatoes and even some heirloom varieties beginning. When we finally get rid of the margarine, the world will be a butter place.

Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have all kinds of tomatoes, including heirloom varieties, blueberries, zucchini, peppers, corn, and watermelons are available now. We’ve reached peak season on many items, and we’ve passed the sweet [...]

July 12, 2024 Produce Supply Update
Peaches – Peach season has begun!

Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have tomatoes, blueberries, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, corn and cabbage available now. We’re reaching peak season on many items. Blueberries – Are still widely available locally and they’re having a great season. Quality has been beautiful. Corn – Has started in North Carolina fields and they’re starting out beautifully. BiColor was the first variety to become available, but white corn started at the end of this week. Grapes – Chilean grapes are finishing up, with Mexican and California growers carrying the baton now. Quality is very nice on the new crop grapes. Melons – Watermelons are coming into better volume in Georgia, and our local farmers are expecting to be into solid volume around July 4th. 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 are poised for a great season also. Peaches – South Carolina peach farmers are still having a great season and a strong harvest. Plentiful supplies and beautiful quality are causing farmers to lower prices for this week. Potatoes – Idaho Russet pricing is still very good with the heavy crop they have in storage. Overall the supply in their storage warehouses has been good, so it’s been a smooth spring and we should easily transition to the new crop without any crazy markets. Strawberries – Nationally strawberries are in a glut. Lots of production, but light demand because of all of the other fruits available during summertime. Prices are about as low as they get right now. Squash & Zucchini– Locally they have been beautiful and supplies are increasing with the warm and dry weather. The heat this weekend my cause a bloom drop and a shortage, we’ll have to see. Tomatoes – Have started locally and they’ve been gorgeous. Big, ripe, and juicy, we’re looking forward to a great season. We have local romas, vine ripened tomatoes and even some heirloom varieties beginning. Q: What’s made of leather and sounds like a sneeze? A: A shoe

Local Produce – The local season continues to move forward. We have tomatoes, blueberries, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, corn, and cabbage available now. We’re reaching peak season on many items. Blueberries – Are still widely available locally and [...]

June 20, 2024 Produce Supply Update
Cabbage– We’re stocking and shipping local Cabbage and the season has been great so far.

Produce Supply Update March 22nd, 2024: Asparagus – Are seeing a little bit of strength with Easter coming next weekend, but solid supplies out of Mexico and Peruvian fields making strong harvests. Quality has been very nice. Cabbage – Supplies are good and steady for the next several weeks. Warmer days have the fields bringing better volumes and heads sizing up. Corn – New seasonal harvests from Florida fields have got the corn deal rolling. Pricing is much better and we’re starting to see some size on the corn now that the temperatures are climbing. Cucumbers – As predicted, the market has begun to fall off on cucumbers. Florida finally has started their harvest and Mexican weather has warmed to allow better volumes. Prices are down considerably this week. Melons – Honeydew and cantaloupes demand remains light across the country. Most of the production is currently arriving from Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. With sluggish demand, importers are looking to make deals. Quality remains very nice. Lettuce – Iceberg lettuce supplies remain limited this week with most growers reporting good supplies of romaine, green leaf, and red leaf. A recent hailstorm, combined with colder than average temperatures over the past two weeks, have impacted iceberg quality and decreased yields. Harvesters are trimming off outer leaves at field level to help keep the pack nice, but weights are lower as a result. Peppers – We are finally starting to see both Florida and Mexico with decent volume at the same time. We do need to remember that Florida will continue to experience peaks and valleys on yields due to previous weather. For now, we should see steady volume in the next two weeks. Colored peppers rose last week on light volumes. Strawberries – Are in a glut situation with several growing areas overproducing more berries than the market can use. Prices are very favorable right in time for Easter weekend. Tomatoes – Are finally settling downward as warmer weather in Florida is bringing on the crop. Quality and pricing are both improving rapidly on all varieties. Q: Why do cows have hooves? A: Because they lactose

Asparagus – Are seeing a little bit of strength with Easter coming next weekend, but solid supplies out of Mexico and Peruvian fields making strong harvests. Quality has been very nice. Cabbage – Supplies are good and steady for the [...]

March 22, 2024 Produce Supply Update
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