Current Market Conditions
Count Idaho Potatoes starting to firm up as we approach the last days of storage.
Industry wide product is up this week due to heat through out the country.
Avocados extremely expensive. Short supplies out of Mexico until the Flora Loca crop starts. Price above $100 Mark.
Iceberg went even higher this week as California is still light on supply and Canada had heavy rain fall all throughout last week.
Onions remain high from California.
Red potatoes are seeing a two tier market, supplies from east coast are fair while west coast has much better quality but also showing a much higher price.
Celery is finally back to normal with much lower prices.
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: Prices are up as Canada is done, the best product is now coming from Peru. Two Tier market has some fair quality, Mexican product is still available.
Broccoli: Wide range of pricing, overall reasonable as Canada is starting to ship.
Carrots: Prices Higher this week as volume of product available is imported.
Celery: Celery finally had a big drop this week.
Cauliflower: Slight increase this week as heat is still a major issue in California, plantings are light as West Coast shippers compete with East coast growers.
Eggplant: No change.
Lettuces: Expensive with quality issues due to heat and rain in the South.
Onions: Prices remaining high week due to heat in California, every shipper has different quality causing a two tier market.
Imported Red and Yellow Peppers: Pricing peaked last week, this week brings slightly lower prices.
Green Peppers: Pricing is up due to heat and rain and lack of import.
Summer Squash and Zucchini: Wide range of pricing in squash as product is available from several shipping points.
Cucumbers: Pricing is up due to heat and rain and lack of import.
Potatoes- Idaho counts Counts higher as storage crops wind down.
Red Potatoes: Two tier market, better quality from the West, but expensive.
Yukon Potatoes: Done from Canada now from Idaho, higher than Canadian product.
Chef Potatoes: Done from Canada now from Idaho, higher that Canadian product.
Snipped Green Beans: Supplies are getting back to normal which brings a little relief to price.
Brussels Sprouts: Starting to see some relief, prices are lower this week.
Fruits & Citrus
Avocados: Extremely expensive with short supplies out of Mexico.
Blackberries and Raspberries: Both in better supply this week.
Blueberries: Prices jumping around depending on shipping point. Heat in NJ is making this years crop fair.
Cantaloupes: Small increase this week.
Grapes: Prices are down and quality is much improved as new crop has begun.
Honeydew Melons: Small increase this week.
Lemons: Prices will start to increase based on summer demand, prices will start to rise on western product. More imports are becoming available this year.
Limes: Starting to see an increase this week and seeing the affects of rain on the fruit.
Oranges: California Valencias slightly higher in mostly due to freight, imported Navels av
Pineapple: Prices are remaining a bit firm this week.
Strawberries: Supplies seem to bet getting better along with prices this week. As always there is a two tier market between Driscoll and independent labels.