October 4, 2016
Seashore has partnered with the region's best growers to provide you with premium locally-sourced commodities!

Currently Available:
Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cucumbers, Herbs, Eggplants, Kale,  Lettuces, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, & more!
Sourced from premier New Jersey growers.

Red, White, & Yukon Gold Potatoes
Sourced from Huntsinger Farms* in Hegins, PA.
Hydro Bibb Lettuce
Sustainability grown Butter Valley Harvest* in Bally, PA
Available all year round!

Fresh Mushrooms
"MJB Mushrooms" Avondale, PA / available all year round!

Pumpkins and Autumn Ornamentals are now available... and sourced locally!
* Huntsinger Farms and Butter Valley Harvest are both "local partners" in our sustainability initiative-- Green Fields Together. For more information, please visit:  www.greenerfieldstogether.org  


Autumn began with a bang out west as record high temperatures impacted most of the West Coast growing regions. Coastal fields in the Salinas and Santa Maria
Valleys saw daytime highs in the upper 90s, shattering previous records with inland regions reaching triple digits for several days. This heat and associated warm overnight temperatures and powerful winds will impact current supplies already weeks ahead of schedule. Heat related problems (tip burn, internal burn, seeders, growth crack, etc.) will surely rise impacting yields and quality of upcoming crops. The transition region (Huron) of the San Joaquin Valley received triple digits temperatures on these upcoming crops weeks away from harvests.
These temperatures will affect shelf life of crops, especially the processed lettuce products and berries for the near term at a minimum. A gradual cool down into the weekend is forecast as a large cold front moves in from the north bringing a
return of the dense marine layer and generally below average temperatures by the weekend.
As we move through fall production typical supply swings will be amplified by the weather conditions this season. We continue to monitor the active tropical season as a couple of systems currently have the potential to impact growing
regions in the U.S. and Mexico. We will continue to update you as we gather more information on the upcoming transition and current supplies.

Stay informed on how weather and other conditions across the country and the globe affect the quality, availability, and price of you fresh fruits and vegetables.

ALERT! Avocados:  Mexican growers stopped harvesting late last week. Supplies will get extremely short this week.
Brussels Sprouts:   Supplies are steady; quality is excellent.
Kale:  Supplies are steady, demand has increased, and quality is excellent.
Iceberg Lettuce:  Good supplies in the industry continue with this commodity. This market in steady. Huron is expected to begin by the third week in October and Yuma is expected to start in six weeks. Some current defects that have been reported include pinking and slight puffiness. Many suppliers are having these issues. Shorter days due to lack of sunlight will create shorter harvesting times. Weight have been averaging 41-44 pounds. Currently, supplies exceed demand.
Leaf Lettuce:  Production is good to begin the week on all leaf items. Overall supplies exceed demand. There are quality issues worth noting on romaine and all leaf items. These issues include fringe and tip burn as well as some internal burn. Although temperatures have cooled down, the defects mentioned earlier are due to past high heats in the growing regions. The weights on romaine average 34-38 pounds. Red, green and butter leaf have also had good weights reported.

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