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PICK OF THE CROP DECEMBER EDITION

WHAT’S HAPPENING

IN PRODUCE

The Florida growing season has started but we are not seeing any real volumes of

the product yet. You will notice that prices on beans, celery, peppers, plum tomatoes,

strawberries, and zucchini are higher as a result. Mexico’s growing areas usually bridge

the gap but they have been experiencing poor weather that has slowed their production.

 

Now that the Thanksgiving Day Holiday has passed we expect to see the prices of all

varieties of lettuce begin to drop. The lighter demand will give the growers a chance to

catch up. ALL OF OUR ROMAINE IS FROM THE YUMA GROWING REGION.

 

WHAT YOU

NEED TO KNOW

THIS WEEK

Strawberries are expensive and by comparison, raspberries are pretty cheap. Green

beans continue to be expensive because of the low volumes coming out of Mexico. The

two popular yellow vegetables (wax beans and yellow zucchini) are still non-existent

with little to no availability. Snowpeas and sugar snap peas are expensive so use cut

asparagus or colored carrots instead. Be creative and save money at the same time!

 

YOUR

BEST BUYS

Asparagus, beets, carrots, broccoli crowns, cabbage, grape tomatoes are cheaper than

round cherry tomatoes and winter squash (butternut, buttercup, pepper, spaghetti).

In fruit use the medium sizes of both cantaloupes and honeydews, kiwi fruit, mangos,

pineapples, raspberries and red grapes are much cheaper than green grapes.