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PRODUCE WEEKLY NEWS

WHAT’S HAPPENING
IN PRODUCE

Tomato prices are way up and here’s the reason – Devastating rains in Mexico have ended operations early for
some farms and delaying the start of others causing a supply gap as 
farms work to recover operations and assess
storm damage. The demand for tomatoes
from both Canada and the USA is now forced to look at Florida as the
only source where
the supply is already lighter than normal due in part to the extreme heat that affected crops
weeks back during the fruit set portion of the growing cycle. Other items remaining
high priced – beans, celery, corn, iceberg,
snow/sugar snap peas, strawberries, and zucchini.                                          

                                                                              

WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW
THIS WEEK

Strawberries are expensive and by comparison blue-black and raspberries are pretty
cheap. Romaine and romaine heart prices have fallen sharply and are much cheaper than
iceberg lettuce. Soft fruit from South America is available but VERY expensive. Apricots,
Cherries, nectarines, and peaches can be enjoyed for a small fortune. Better options for
something a bit exotic are blood oranges, cactus pears and forelle (sweet and small) pears.

                                             

YOUR
BEST BUYS    

Beets (all colors), carrots (all colors), broccoli crowns are cheaper than the bunched,
grape tomatoes are much cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes, pepper squash is the
best value in winter squash and romaine lettuce. In the fruit section use clementines, kiwi,
mangos, our juicing oranges are a 113 ct orange that is excellent for eating, garnish and
juicing, pineapples, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.

 

 

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