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Summer kickoff, Memorial Day!!!!!!!
Local: In house today we had arrivals of Romaine, Dandelion, bunched Spinaches Strawberries and Asparagus. All product is absolutely gorgeous!
More for next week. Cool weather however is slowing up volume.
Western Markets: Red Peppers are finally sliding downwards as California and Mexico get involved. Volume and quality is excellent.
California Celery is also, finally, coming off but high freight rates are keeping this market high. Broccoli and Cauliflower is ending the week on a demand exceeds supply situation but look to see this market back off after the holiday. Lettuces, all markets are reporting great quality and reasonable prices.
Grapes, Mexico is getting cranked up and the volume is building. Good buys on new crop fruit is available. Arvin and California is also kicking in with increase volume and their market is also off. Strawberries, and Bush berries. The Ads are coming! Volume is peaking in California and the tabloid specials will be everywhere. Great summertime promotable fruit.
melons Melons: Mexico, California and even some Off Shore are around! Deals to be had. Promote. Stone Fruit. After the holiday rush expect to see pricing off. Plums, Peaches and Nectarines, apricots and Bing Cherries will be increasing in volume. Mexican Watermelons are also coming on strong. Flavor and sugar levels are excellent.
Tomatoes: Mexican Tomatoes are limited in volume and Florida is coming up short on volume. Market looks to stay high for the short term.
Eastern Vegetables: cukes are working and commanding higher pricing for this week and next. The green pepper volume is building and looks to be coming down in price. Green and Red Cabbage for next week will be very high. Relief is coming with Georgia and Carolina kicking in. Corn, great supplies and great quality. Enjoy for your outing this weekend.
Have a great Holiday Weekend!