There is a mixed bag of events that are affecting pricing and availability. Old crop
product such as with cabbage and Spanish onions are finishing and prices on the new
crops are significantly higher. Weather is the main factor in the rising prices in the
lettuce category. California growing areas has been battling a heatwave and this has
impacted yields so the supply is lower and you know the rest. Hot temperatures are
not a friend to strawberries and prices are higher as a result. Keep in mind that shelf
life is shortened on items coming out of hot areas. It is difficult to cool them properly
with so much heat and the process takes a few days off the normal shelf life.
NEED TO KNOW
The California fruit season is in full swing. Take advantage of the fantastic quality
of apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. Prices on Brussel sprouts are
THIS WEEK finally coming down – they are still expensive but not nearly as outrageously expensive
as they have been lately. We have a PRICE ALERT – All lettuce items are much more expensive.
Celery, rapini, red peppers, snow peas, sugar snaps, and yams are all higher.
Broccoli crowns are cheaper than the bunched broccoli, corn, English cucumbers,
cluster tomatoes (on the vine), grape cherry tomatoes are cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes,
medley cherry tomatoes, and green zucchini. In the fruit section
In the fruit section use clementines, figs, kiwi fruit, honeydews, mangos, nectarines,
peaches, pineapples, pomegranates, raspberries, and watermelons.