Eggplant – Supply is lighter this week out of Florida due to cooler weather. Excellent supply crossing through Nogales and quality is very nice.
Avocados – Market pricing continues to rise. Overall quality is outstanding.
Zucchini/Yellow Squash – Tighter supply this week due to cooler weather. Quality is outstanding on zucchini and fair on yellow squash.
Cantaloupe – A significant shift in sizing has been realized over the past week as jumbo fruit has all but disappeared. Good availability on 9/12/15’s. Quality continues to be very good. Average brix levels are now ranging from 11-14%.
Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be lighter than normal for the next two weeks.
Napa Cabbage – Volume is expected to be plentiful for the next two weeks.
Cucumbers – Market and supply are good; quality is outstanding.
Roma Tomatoes – Good supply and quality available. Expect improvement in shelf life, quality and size distribution over the next several weeks. Reminder: Do Not store tomatoes in the refrigerator, this causes a loss of flavor and a mealy texture.
Red Leaf Lettuce – Good volume with good quality and the market is steady.
Cauliflower – Supplies are expected to be plentiful this week. Overall quality and appearance are very nice.
Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supplies are better this week.
Napa Cabbage – Supplies are expected to be plentiful for the next three weeks.
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.