May 10, 2016

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

Temperatures have been cool the last week or so with overcast skies, as a result produce has been very slowly ripening. That's great news for our spring produce and allows them to develop into quality products with a good shelf life. (source: Bill Walker, NJ Dept of Ag.)

Currently Available:
Jersey Asparagus!
Maugeri Farms (Swedesboro) and Sheppard Farms (Cedarville)
Jersey asparagus will be available through early June.

Baby Arugula, Baby Kale, Baby Spinach, & Spring Mix 
Dan Graiff Farms "Five Star" Newfield, NJ
(Food Service & Retail Packs / locally sourced May to Oct.)
Micro Greens, Pea Tendrils, & Wheat Grass 
ARC Greenhouses "McGregor's Greens" Shiloh, NJ / all year round!

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

Looking Ahead... 
Next Week
Arugula, Cilantro, Dill, Boston Lettuce, Mint, Radishes, and Spinach.
Mid May
Bok Choy, Cabbages, Escarole, Green & Red Leaf, whole head Romaine, and Romaine hearts.
Late May
Iceberg Lettuce, Strawberries, and Squash Blossoms


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.

Blueberries:  Domestic production is increasing with good availability out of California, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Good volumes are
reported again this week. Mexico continues to produce steadily. Availability and quality remain good in all areas.
ALERT! Brussels Sprouts:  There have been better supplies out of Mexico, but the only problem is that quality hasn't improved.

ALERT! Kale:  As we enter this week, there seems to be a shortage of kale supplies. The cold weather in the Salinas Valley has pushed back acreage and supplies in Oxnard are not enough to carry the demand. Hence the increased market this week. Quality remains excellent.

ALERT! Iceberg Lettuce:  Harvesting will be light to moderate until at least the middle of the week. If demand is strong, this market will jump again with most suppliers by the middle of the week. There continues to be issues with this commodity. Defects include: pale color, misshapen heads, lightweights, and insect damage. Weights are averaging 38 to 42 pounds.

ALERT! Leaf Lettuces:  Although the holiday pull is over, supplies are snug to begin the week. Fringe burn continues to be is industry-wide. Other defects include: tip burn, insect damage, mildew, and lightweights on all leaf items. We hope supplies will be better towards the end of the week, weather permitting. Demand after the holiday pool will dictate what will happen the marketplace for the rest of the week.

Strawberries: California strawberry production is ramping up and weather forecast is favorable for the next 7-10 days. Quality has been good in all areas and sizing in the low-mid teens per 1-pound clamshell.

Stone Fruits:  Availability and sizes continue to increase on Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, and Plums. Quality is being reported as excellent.


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