This Week’s Highlights – August 30, 2021

  • Red Bell Pepper – New crop out of California. Supply is stable and excellent quality.
  • Blackberries – California in peak production with large berries.
  • English Cucumbers – Market and supply are good; quality is outstanding.
  • Carrots – ESCALATED -Shippers are still struggling with jumbos and table due to labor (these are hand packed items). No constraints on peeled carrots, food service items.
  • Fennel – Good supply this week. Sizing and quality are excellent. Good volume will continue through at least next week.
  • Rapini – Production volumes are above budget this week. Expect quality to remain strong and supply to remain plentiful for the next couple of weeks.

This Week’s Highlights – August 23, 2021

  • Fennel – Increased supply; sizing and quality are excellent.
  • Blackberries – Expecting peak supplies to continue through the end of August. Quality is good with large fruit size.
  • Bok Choy – Supply is expected to be plentiful for the next three weeks.
  • Onions & Potatoes – Trucking issues and rates seem to continue to create higher pricing and limiting the availability. Plan accordingly.

This Week’s Highlights – August 2, 2021

  • Blackberries – Supply is expected to increase week over week for the next 2-3 weeks.
  • Eggplant – Good supply in east and upper Midwest with excellent overall quality; the west is now if full swing with outstanding quality.
  • Arugula – Supply and quality are good.
  • Napa Cabbage -Supplies are expected to be plentiful for the next three weeks.
  • Roma Tomatoes – Production is lighter than expected; should see a vast improvement on quality and volume over the next 2-3 weeks. Note: Do not store tomatoes in the refrigerator, refrigeration causes loss of flavor and creates a mealy texture. Cut back on inventory and increase turns to improve quality and reduce loss.

This Week’s Highlights – April 6, 2020

  • Blackberries – Supply is increasing, looking for this trend to continue.
  • Grapefruit – Star Ruby grapefruit is amazing and supplies will continue to go up.
  • English Cucumbers – Good volume and good quality.
  • Zucchini & Yellow Squash – Supply has improved, quality is very nice.
  • Rapini – Good supply and quality is strong overall.

This Week’s Highlights – August 12, 2019

  • Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries – Expect low volumes for the next few weeks as well as some quality issues.
  • Romaine – Supply is good, but there are many quality issues…fringe, wind burn and light twist.
  • Eggplant – Production continues to ramp up…quality is outstanding, volume is good.
  • Arugula – Supply and quality are good.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Demand is very good and the market is improving.