September 6, 2018 
 

Spotlight
 
Item# 1637  AUTUMN BLEND
One-inch cubed Acorn & Butternut Squashes, Parsnips, Rutabagas, and Turnips.
  



Commodity Updates
    
ALERT!  BROCCOLI
    The broccoli market has adjusted higher due to the current gap in the Salinas Valley and Santa Maria areas. Fields that were slated for harvest this week or next were either harvested or disked weeks ago. 

CAULIFLOWER
This market continues to be strong in the Salinas and Santa Maria areas as there has been more demand recently. Overall, the quality has been good; weights are averaging 25-28 lbs.

ALERT!  STRAWBERRIES
As an industry, supplies have definitely become more limited as summer harvest is winding down and the fall harvest is just getting started. This transitional gap in production is expected to last for the next 3-4 weeks until Oxnard and Mexico start up in October. The new fall harvest crop should some also bring better quality. Market prices have jumped up a couple of dollars over the last week and are expected to remain firm.

ALERT!  ORANGES
If possible, avoid use-- substitute with pears and apples. There is an extreme shortage of small Valencia oranges. The 113 and 138-count sizes are extremely limited. The market for all sizes is much higher than normal. We are still 4-6 weeks away from new crop navel season to start. The quality of the remaining Valencia crop is fair.
             
PEAK SEASON!  GRAPES
  Abundant supplies; excellent quality with strong stems.
      
PEAK SEASON!  PEARS
Supplies are plentiful, quality is excellent quality, and pricing is competitive.
       
 
  
 
      
 

Locally-Sourced
      
APPLES
Just starting. We need cool nights to develop color.
 
PEACHES
Excellent quality freestone varieties. 
Production will wind down in the next week or two.
 
Also.. Beets, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Kale, Herbs,  Mushrooms, Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, and more!
   
    
  
   
  
    

 



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