Current Market Conditions
HONEY DEW MELONS STILL TRENDING HIGHER WITH EXTREMELY TIGHT SUPPLIES COMING FROM SOUTH AMERICA.
IDAHO COUNT POTATOES ARE TRENDING MUCH HIGHER WITH LIGHT SUPPLIES AS SHIPPERS CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES. THE LOW TEMPERATURES ARE MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PRODUCT FROM THE STORAGE SHEDS TO THE PACKING FACILITY.
SOUTHERN GREENS SUCH AS CABBAGE, KALE, COLLARDS STILL REMAINING HIGH IN PRICE WITH COLDER TEMPS AND LIMITED SUPPLIES.
CELERY IS A BIG MOVER THIS WEEK WITH LIGHT SUPPLIES FROM THE WEST COAST. COOL WEATHER IS LIMITING HARVESTS. BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW SUIT AS WELL.
For your convenience we stock:
Fry Oil, Fruit Purees, French Fries, Full Line Of Spices, Olives, 5 Gallon Pickle Chips, Spears and Crinkle, Full Line Of Dairy including Butter, Milk, Eggs, Shredded, Domestic and Imported Cheese. Dried Fruits and Nuts, Charcuterie, Rices and Grains.
FOR UPDATES AND SPECIALS:
Asparagus: Market coming off this week as supplies increase out of Mexico, typically this is peak season for Mexico, however January was cooler than normal and it was a slow start.
Broccoli: Limited supplies due to extremely cool temps in the West, prices remain higher!
Celery: Limited supplies due to extremely cool temps in the West, prices way up.
Brussel Sprouts: Prices up due to limited supplies from West Coast, cooler weather than normal.
Cauliflower: Limited supplies due to extremely cool temps in the West, prices remain higher!
Cucumbers: Coming down however remain higher in price for this time of year. Florida production is beginning to increase, hopefully relief is in sight.
Eggplant: Coming down however remain higher in price for this time of year. Florida production is beginning to increase, hopefully relief is in sight.
Lettuces: Remaining steady however quality suffers. May see red rib and blistering due to weather conditions.
Onions: Slight increase on Western supplies this week as Canada and NY wind down.
Imported Red and Yellow Peppers: We are seeing a drop this week in price, supplies improving.
Green Peppers: Coming down however remain higher in price for this time of year. Florida production is beginning to increase, hopefully relief is in sight.
Summer Squash and Zucchini: Remains a great value vegetable.
Potatoes- Idaho counts are starting to rise as freezing temps in Idaho are slowing down production from the storage sheds to packing facilities. Red Potatoes, wide range on pricing depending on origin, overall no problems with a very reasonable market.
Fruits & Citrus
Avocados: The market is continuing to be reasonable, however the outlook is that we will start to see some increases as decreased harvesting and less inventory in the supply line.
Blackberries and Raspberries: Both slightly higher this week with the holiday demand.
Blueberries: All imports now, prices remaining steady.
Cantaloupes: Supplies remain optimistic driving price lower.
Grapes:Tight supplies on imported, green grapes higher of the two main colors.
Honeydew Melons: Remaining high with short supplies.
Lemons: Good supplies from the West, imported supplies available and weak demand keeping the market reasonable.
Limes: Slight increase this week due to weather.
Oranges: California Navels are shipping, larger sizes are more expensive.
Pineapple: Higher pricing this week, light on supply.
Strawberries: Surprisingly, the market remained steady in spite of huge demand for Valentine’s Day. Should certain see prices dropped off next week.