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.
NEED TO KNOW
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.
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.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 – A.M. DELIVERIES ONLY
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25 – CLOSED
THURSDAY DECEMBER 26 – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1 – CLOSED
ALL OTHER DAYS ARE REGULAR HOURS