Current Market Conditions
ROMAINE- Now shipping from Yuma, AZ, no issues with food borne illness alerts, however Yuma is now experiencing freezing temps causing more price increases in all leaf products.
ICEBERG/GREEN LEAF- Due to the now freezing temps in Yuma, AZ, very low supplies and the aftermath of the romaine scare, Iceberg and Green leaf have spiked in price. All bi-products of Iceberg and Leaf Lettuces have spiked as well.
SPRING MIX, ARCADIAN, BABY/TEEN SPINACH- have all doubled in price with the freeze and short supplies.
BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, and CELERY- all much higher due to cool temps and these products are simply not growing.
TOMATOES- Rounds (5x6, 6x7) are remaining high due to Florida shortages of damaged fruit as a result of the hurricanes. Grapes and Cherry tomatoes have come down a bit.
Cara Cara Oranges
Halved and Cleaned Brussels Sprouts
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.
FOR UPDATES AND SPECIALS:
Asparagus: Two tiered market as supplies are still available from Peru, however the best quality is new crop Mexican at slightly higher prices. Pricing is starting to get better as overall supplies increase however that will change with the Christmas Holiday retail pull.
Broccoli: Higher due to cool weather in Yuma, very little production.
Celery: Higher due to cool weather in Yuma, very little production.
Brussel Sprouts: Higher due to cool weather in Yuma, very little production.
Cauliflower: Higher due to cool weather in Yuma, very little production.
Cucumbers: Remaining high as Florida weather has been cool, doubled with cool weather in Mexico.
Eggplant: Remaining high as Florida weather has been cool, doubled with cool weather in Mexico.
Lettuce: See alerts
Onions: Overall great quality and good supplies still slightly up in price due to high freight rates.
Imported Red and Yellow Peppers: Prices higher this week.
Green Peppers: Easing up a bit with influx of supplies
Summer Squash and Zucchini: Easing up a bit with influx of supplies
Potatoes- Idaho counts are getting a little stronger this week and the market is starting to turn, smaller counts will be higher with demand as shippers are harvesting the Burbank variety. Red Potatoes, wide range on pricing depending on origin, overall no problems with a very reasonable market.
Fruits & Citrus
Avocados: Still high, slowly starting to come down with increased supplies
Blackberries and Raspberries: Prices seem to be leveling off however Raspberries remains slightly higher.
Blueberries: all imports now, prices remaining steady however South America facing the cool weather as well, might see an increase.
Cantaloupes: Domestic supplies are done, completely into imported and strong demand for Cantaloupes driving prices higher.
Grapes: New California/Mexico crops available. Quality is nice, pricing variable on size.
Honeydew Melons: Slightly higher this week as domestic supplies have all transferred to imported.
Lemons: New crop Arizona available, imports are winding down so we are seeing a price increase.
Limes: No major issues, steady market.
Oranges: California Navels have started, prices have started to level off, however larger sizes are more expensive.
Pineapple: Steady pricing this week with no major changes.
Strawberries: As history always repeats itself, this is always a tough time of year for strawberries. California winding down, waiting on Florida and holiday demand usually exceeds supplies. As Florida supplies increase, pricing will start to come down.