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PICK OF THE CROP FINAL ISSUE OF 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING
IN PRODUCE

Tomato prices are still very high. Florida was not prepared for the Mexican crops to
fail and do not have enough supply to cover the demand. We will be in a “demand
exceeding supply” situation for a few weeks at least until the Mexican crops can recover.
Prices on greenhouse tomatoes have risen sharply as a result of the field tomatoes being
so expensive. Grape tomatoes have taken the biggest jump in price this week.  English
cucumbers are also expensive due to limited supplies coming out of Mexico. Ontario
greenhouses are not in production due to the limited hours of sunlight and the high costs
of heating the greenhouses at this time of year. Also affected are the hothouse peppers.
Other items remaining high priced – Asparagus, beans, celery, corn, and winter squash.                                    

WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW
THIS WEEK

Strawberries have dropped a bit in price but blue-black and raspberries are still pretty
cheap. Prices on hothouse items are higher such as cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.
Asparagus is in short supply so prices are higher so beans are a better value this week.
Soft fruit from South America is available but they are expensive. Apricots, nectarines,
and peaches are all in season. Better options for something a bit exotic are dragon fruit,
blood oranges, cactus pears, forelle pears (sweet and small), figs and persimmons.

YOUR
BEST BUYS

Beets (all colours), carrots (all colours) – pretty much all root veg is a good pick for value
along with green peppers and zucchini. In the fruit section use clementines, kiwi, mangos,
kiwi, pineapples and berries such as blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.   

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 2020.

 WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR OF SERVING YOU.

 

WE WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!