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 shelflife.
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.
WHAT YOU NEED
TO KNOW THIS WEEK:
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
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.
YOUR BEST BUYS:
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.
ONTARIO GROWN! NOW AVAILABLE!
Asparagus – get it while it lasts!
Green and yellow beans
Kale – black, red and green
English cucumbers – mini ones cucumbers too!
11lb red and yellow peppers
Tomatoes – cluster, hothouse, cherry, grape,
heirloom and heirloom cherry