May 17, 2016

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Temperatures have been cooler than normal the last two weeks or so, and with overcast skies and rain, produce has been very slowly ripening. This weather is slowing down summer crop planting and development of some crops. Early season cool conditions also meant that there was less bee activity and blueberry pollination. (source: Bill Walker, NJ Dept of Ag.)
Currently Available:
Jersey Asparagus
Jersey asparagus is limited due to the weather,
availability should increase by the end of this week.

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
Squash Blossoms
Coming Very Soon, weather permitting... 
Arugula, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cilantro, Dill, Escarole, Boston Lettuce, Iceberg, Green & Red Leaf Lettuce, Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Mint, Radishes, and Spinach.
Late May
Nappa Cabbage, Iceberg Lettuce, and Strawberries,


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. Availability and quality remain good in all areas.
ALERT! Brussels Sprouts:  There are better supplies this week from Mexico, causing a downward trend to the market. Oxnard looks to start the week of May 30th. As we get into our domestic season, we should see improved quality.

ALERT! Cauliflower:  The market continues to be active as we enter this week. Extremely short supplies from all suppliers and we are experiencing fill rates. This trend will continue through the week. Supplies look to be better by mid next week. Quality remains good despite the current market conditions. Although there have been sporadic arrivals with bruising/brown discoloration.

Carrots:  We are in the final weeks of Coachella and Imperial Valley's crop production. Bakersfield's crop is expected to start June 1st, due to unseasonably cool weather slowing growth. Jumbo size are still very tight, but we expect this to start to change as we get into late June. Supplies of baby peeled carrots are good.
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:  Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines and Plums are all in excellent supplies. Quality is being reported as excellent. Promotional opportunities are available for Foodservice and Retail. Pluots are limited, but harvest is excepted to pick up as more varieties mature.


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