REGISTERED MEMBERS
Our web ordering has moved Click Here
If you need help Click Here
Fresh News
MOTHER NATURE’S DECISIONS Asparagus production from CA & Peru is good so prices are down. Broccoli supplies are limited but improved & demand has dropped so prices are lower. Cauliflower supplies are tight but demand is lower so prices are down. Carrots are tighter with no changes coming anytime soon. Celery supplies tighten. Eastern cucumbers are in good supply due to warm temps helping northern growers. Western cucumber supplies are improving. Green peppers are coming from most eastern states in very good volume. Western green peppers are a bit on the light side. Iceberg is very tight with good demand & case weight is lower & there are some quality issues. Yikes! Leaf lettuce isn’t as high as romaine or iceberg but it’s headed higher. Romaine & hearts are headed a bit higher as we wait on Huron. Most potatoes from ID, CO & WI are in storage so supplies are on the tighter side. Eastern squash will be steady as southeastern states pick up but yellow is still on the tight side. Western squash is moving to MX with good supplies. Luckily, tomato demand is light since supplies in the east are light & the future isn’t looking great due to the damage from Irma. Light western demand is being offset by lower yields & heat related quality issues. Avocado supplies are improving from MX but stick with smaller sizes for the best deals. Raspberries will be steady & strawberries are in decent supply & quality is better. Domestic lemons are moving growing areas but Chile & MX are in good supply. Both red & green grapes are in decent supply with good quality. As we wait for the desert crop & MX to get into full swing, honeydew supplies are tight. We’ll have to wait until a couple of weeks into November for cantaloupe to increases in supply. PRODUCE EXCHANGE TRENDS This section of the Newsletter is designed to give a quick overview of the trends of individual items. “Mother Nature’s Decisions” gives more info on the market & “Pics Worth a Look” will give an approximate up or down % for the week. Tomatoes – Globes are up a bit, cherry are also & grape are steady & plums are steady. Potatoes – bakers are steady to a bit lower & red potatoes are also. Lettuces – iceberg is up again, Romaine is up a bit higher & green leaf is fairly steady. Cauliflower – is lower but with quality issues. Broccoli – is lower but with some quality issues. Grapes – Green are up some & red are steady. Strawberries – prices are steady to down some. Melons – Loupes are higher & dews are steady. Lemons– demand is strong but prices are steady. Squash – yellow is steady & green is also. Peppers – green are fairly steady. Onions – prices are steady to up a bit this week. Celery – prices are steady with some quality issues. Apples- steady but we are well into storage crops. Cucumbers – prices are steady this week. Raspberries – prices are steady to down some with some soft berries. Mushrooms – South & southeast supplies hurt by Irma. Avocados – Lower but still on the high side. Asparagus – is lower this week on improved volume. \ It’s Apple Time. Do You Know Apples? Apples float in water because they are 25% air. An apple tree can produce up to 400 apples a year. There are over 7,000 different types of apples grown all over the world. The Adam’s apple is so-called because of the idea that it was created when the forbidden fruit got stuck in Adam’s throat when he swallowed it. An apple is a refreshing tonic for oily skin. It makes an excellent remedy for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammation. Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee; the sugar is more potent than the caffeine.