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It’s all about Florida

Fantastic quality and cheap prices on everything coming out of Florida! We are seeing strawberry prices fall, green pepper and tomato prices remain cheap and reasonably priced citrus with the new crop juicing oranges and grapefruit. In other areas such as California we are seeing steady pricing on leafy vegetables but some high prices on asparagus, cauliflower and rapini due to weather and changes in the growing areas. The South American fruit season is coming along and grape prices are beginning to soften.

They should continue to become cheaper each week as long as the weather cooperates. We will see the soft fruit transition from South Africa to South America and when this happens pack sizes will increase and overall prices per pound will drop. Melon and pineapple prices continue to be cheap as well.

What you need to know this week:

Strawberries are fantastic quality and prices are cheaper. They are the best value in the berry department because the case size is so much larger than the other choices. Raspberry prices are very high so use blackberries and save your money. Prices on Asparagus, cauliflower, rapini and yellow zucchini are really expensive.

What is your best buy:

Beets (gold, red and striped) broccoli, cabbage, carrots (heirlooms too!), cucumbers, green peppers, all tomatoes, all potatoes, red onions. In fruit use blackberries, kiwi, cantaloupes, honeydews, figs, grapefruit, limes, mangos, pineapples and watermelons. Clementines are always a great item at this time of year as well!