WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE:
Clocks have turned back and spring is in the air! We are all looking forward to the extra hour of daylight and some warmer weather – especially the greenhouses. We are expecting to see some better prices by the end of the month on our local greenhouse-grown items such as English cucumbers, beefsteak tomatoes, tomatoes on the vine, grape tomatoes and medley cherry tomatoes. A combination of warmer weather and lower demand has helped to somewhat ease prices on tomatoes – plum tomatoes specifically.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK:
Asparagus is really cheap! Take full advantage now because prices on other veg options are running a bit higher as with cauliflower, peppers, and zucchini. Prices on blueberries continue to be the highest in the berry dept. so use more blackberries and raspberries. Watermelons are in short supply and prices are higher – use cantaloupes and honeydews.
YOUR BEST BUYS:
Asparagus, beets (all colors), broccoli crowns, carrots (all colors), sweet corn, we have a 15lb box of choice red peppers that are a great value, grape tomatoes, plum tomatoes, snow peas, and sugar snap peas. In the fruit section use blackberries, cantaloupes, figs, clementines, honeydews, mangos and oranges (blood oranges are still around too!).