Market Advisory, August 12

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For the week of August 12th

Close contact with our growers about current weather and growing conditions allows us to give weekly updates to keep you informed. We offer current quality and market updates for each category of produce all in one place.

 

Here are some products with great quality and prices this week.

Watermelon:
Supplies are coming from Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana. Markets are mostly steady, with good quality fruit right now. Quality has been very nice.

Corn:
Good supplies and good quality are coming in from Riverside Farms, Svihel Farms, Costa Farms, Zywiec Farms. Pure Delight Corn from Axdahl Farms has hit a gap in supplies and they expect to have more available around the 17th.

Peas:
Supplies are steady for Pea Pods coming in from Guatemala, and quality has been good. Sugar snap peas are improving and prices are steady to lower. We continue to bring in California English Peas with good quality, and steady pricing. We should have these available through August, and then supplies start getting tight.

Local Product Availability: Bi Color Corn, Green Beans, Romano Beans, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Hydro Bibb lettuce, Green Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Bushel Boy Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Potatoes, Rhubarb, Kale, Lacinato Kale, Red/Rainbow/Green Chard , Medium and Fancy Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Medium Carton Red and Green Cabbage

 

Here are some products to buy with caution this week.

Limes:
Mexico markets are active due to the limited supplies of new crop limes. We can expect a gap to run into September when supplies are expected to increase. We are starting to see more smaller sizes and less larger sized fruit with the start of the new crop.

Lemons:
Supplies are coming from California, Chile and Mexico. We continue to see extremely limited supplies with poor quality showing up out of all growing areas. Arrivals are coming in with some mold, decay, and soft rot. We can expect elevated markets and marginal quality fruit until October when we get into the California desert fruit.

Avocados:
Supplies are coming from Mexico and Peru. Markets are up again and are expected to be tighter for at least the next month on all sizes. Fruit is getting tight on all sizes. Fruit within the same case may be inconsistent in how they ripen. California is winding down and there isn’t much fruit to pull from there. We are bringing in Peruvian fruit to make sure we have product. This market is very volatile and changes daily.

 

Download the full Market Advisory:

Market Advisory_Aug 12