January mix $10.95: Zucchini half moon thick, Yellow Squash half moon thick, Red Pepper julienne, Carrot matchstick, Rutabagas lrg matchstick
Asparagus: Volumes are
continuing to decrease from Central Mexico (
Berries: Strawberries- Strawberry supplies are
improving this week. The weather in
Raspberries – Raspberry supplies have become
slightly limited this week. We expect
overall production to dip in December as
Blackberries – Blackberry
supplies continue to be steady with good production coming from Central Mexico
Blueberries- Blueberry supplies continue to be a moving target this week. We have multiple areas in production, but availability remains limited.
Broccoli and cauliflower: Broccoli- We have seen an abundance of supply of broccoli from all growing regions. We have seen sporadic quality issues from different regions as well. We have seen some brown bead and hollow core from the regions that have experienced heat in the early growing season. However, suppliers are doing their best to bypass the poor quality. Cauliflower- We are experiencing ample supplies of cauliflower this week. The little demand has created a surplus of inventories. Suppliers are very competitive with their prices to move volume. Quality is nice with weights in the 28 to 30 pound range, minimal brown spotting, and vibrant white color.
lemon market is very active. With this
year's Desert crop much lighter in volume, shippers are seeing production
starting to fall off. The
Limes: Limes are stable at the moment. Supplies have improved this week. Demand has been steady, but shippers are expecting a push through the holidays. Quality is being reported as strong and sizes are consistent. Market prices have come down slightly this week. With improving supplies expected over the next 2-3 weeks, we may see this market become a little more active.
Lettuce: This market has
remained flat. Expect this to continue
for the entire week. Supplies exceed
demand with most suppliers.
Lettuce Leaf: Romaine, as well as all leaf items, are flat in the marketplace. Supplies exceed demand. Shippers are flexing, as demand has slowed down. Yuma production, as well as Santa Maria and Oxnard, are all growing areas that will have heavy availability throughout this week. Aside from some slight ribbing and insects, the quality overall is good. Romaine heart production is strong as well.