WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PRODUCE:
The summer growing season is coming to a close. Locally grown soft fruit is finishing giving way to autumn fruit. Early varieties of apples and pears are already showing up. Local vegetables are still going strong and we have a long list of seasonal items that are below. Take advantage while you can because they usually disappear without warning from one day to the next. The prices of onions, potatoes, squash, and yams are coming down which is a sign that the summer vegetable growing season is winding down.
WHAT YOU TO KNOW:
Some items are in short supply and their prices continue to be expensive. Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes (round ones), parsnips, wax turnips, and strawberries. Lime prices have been rising due to a problem with Mexican imports. The only other has been South America so you can imagine the cost difference in transportation alone.
YOUR BEST BUYS:
Beets, cauliflower, celery, green/yellow beans, green peppers, grape tomatoes are much cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and green/yellow zucchini. In the fruit section use cantaloupes, clementines, honeydews, mangos, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pineapples, and watermelons.