WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE
Finally, we are seeing some stability in produce prices. Prices that have been on the higher side are continuing on that trend,and prices that have been are on the lower side are continuing on that trend as well. Examples of this are tomato prices, they refuse to fall. Watch out for the prices on plum tomatoes! On the other hand, we have seen prices on broccoli and broccoli crowns are cheaper than ever. You’ll find prices of strawberries have fallen now that the Valentine’s Day rush is over, although the price on the blueberries is much higher than usual due to a gap in supply.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK
Since plum tomatoes are so expensive try 6×7 as a substitute and you can literally save$30 per case.
Stay with strawberries and blackberries and steer clear of the much more expensive blueberries and raspberries.
Buttercup and butternut squash is your best choice in the hard squash category as pepper squash is much more expensive
and use green zucchini instead of yellow if saving money is something that interests you.
YOUR BEST BUYS
Asparagus, beets (all colors), all broccoli, carrots (all colors), 50lb cooking onions, grape tomatoes, all sizes 25lb tomatoes,
green peppers, snow peas, and sugar snap peas. In the fruit section use blackberries, cantaloupes, clementines, figs, honeydews,
mangos, oranges (blood oranges too!) pineapples, and strawberries.