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SIZZLING SUMMER UPDATE

WHAT’S HAPPENING

IN PRODUCE

There is a mixed bag of events that are affecting pricing and availability. Old crop

product such as with cabbage and Spanish onions are finishing and prices on the new

crops are significantly higher. Weather is the main factor in the rising prices in the

lettuce category. California growing areas has been battling a heatwave and this has

impacted yields so the supply is lower and you know the rest. Hot temperatures are

not a friend to strawberries and prices are higher as a result. Keep in mind that shelf

life is shortened on items coming out of hot areas. It is difficult to cool them properly

with so much heat and the process takes a few days off the normal shelf life.

WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW
THIS WEEK

The California fruit season is in full swing. Take advantage of the fantastic quality

of apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. Prices on Brussel sprouts are

THIS WEEK  finally coming down – they are still expensive but not nearly as outrageously expensive

as they have been lately. We have a PRICE ALERT – All lettuce items are much more expensive.

Celery, rapini, red peppers, snow peas, sugar snaps, and yams are all higher.

 

YOUR
BEST BUYS

Broccoli crowns are cheaper than the bunched broccoli, corn, English cucumbers,

cluster tomatoes (on the vine), grape cherry tomatoes are cheaper than the round cherry tomatoes,

medley cherry tomatoes, and green zucchini. In the fruit section

In the fruit section use clementines, figs, kiwi fruit, honeydews, mangos, nectarines,

peaches, pineapples, pomegranates, raspberries, and watermelons.