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October 6, 2015 

Local Availability
Harvest is beginning soon! Cool nights will help with color development.

Apples, various
Cool nights are helping color development. Our "local" apples are sourced from Frecon Farms! >> Click here to view Frecon's Apple Availability <<
Pumpkins, various
Harvesting good quality due to good growing conditions the past two months. A lack of disease pressure should result in better hardness and shelf-life. Smaller sizes are also being seen due to a lack of regular precipitation. >> Click here for our Autumn Ornamental list <<
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Commodity Updates
Keep up-to-date on how weather and other conditions across the country and the globe affect the quality, availability, and pricing of your fresh fruits and produce.
Lemons - Extreme demand exceeding supplies on all sizes and grades of lemons. We are really feeling the extent of California's drought conditions of the last couple of years, with the fruit not sizing and a high percentage of undersized fruit that goes straight to juice, leaving an extreme shortage on California lemons. The new crop in the desert has slowed down with some light rain and high humidity. There are light supplies of Chilean and Mexican lemons available. This situation will not get back to normal until around the middle of October.
Oranges - Valencias are in an extreme demand-exceed-supply situation as the season is quickly finishing up. California Navels look to start harvesting in limited volumes by the 3rd week of October.
Stone Fruits - Domestic stone fruit has nearly ended and the Chilean season is still a months away.  
Blueberries - Demand exceeds supplies. Domestic growing regions are finishing up with quality being an issue. Off shore fruit is coming in very slowly, volumes should increase late-October/early-November.
Asparagus - Quality continues to be reported as good in all growing regions. Supplies from Mexico are than expected which has driven prices back up. Jumbo-size is still limited and is demanding a premium.



Cranberries - Now in season! Since cranberry season is short, we recommend stocking up when fresh cranberries become plentiful and freezing them.
Avocados - Mexico is beginning to harvest this year's crop. Volumes are good; quality is very good. This early season fruit will have a tendency to remain green when ripe, as the skin isn't mature enough for it to darken. Color is not an indication of ripeness, pressure is. >>Click here for information on avocados<< 
Kale - Quality and availability are good; pricing continues to be competitive.


I hope you found this communication informative and interesting. Your feedback is always welcome. Send your questions or comments to: LizG@seashoreeast.com


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