May 24, 2016

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

Warming weather is finally in the forecast this week with low to mid-80's daytime temperatures through the Holiday weekend. Overnights will start in the mid-50's and will slowly rise into the mid-60's for the rest of the week. This will help with soil temperatures and the ripening of all of our produce, especially Summer produce, which has been maturing very slowly this month. (Source: Bill Walker @ NJ Dept of Ag.)
Currently Available:
Jersey Asparagus
Sheppard Farms "Eastern Fresh Growers" in Cedarville, NJ
Beets, Cabbages, Greens, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuces, Scallions, Spinach, and more!
John Ploch Farms in Vineland, NJ and
The Landisville Produce Co-Op in Landisville (Buena Boro), NJ

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!

Squash Blossoms w/ Baby Zucchini
Dan Graiff Farms in Newfield, NJ

Looking Ahead... 
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.
Brussels Sprouts:  Oxnard is right around the corner for the domestic crop. The market is finally getting to reasonable prices! Quality is still fair out of Mexico with inconsistent sizing, black to brown discoloration, and mechanical damage.
Broccoli:  Quality is still very nice out of Salinas and Santa Maria with dark green color and minimal yellowing. The market on the other hand has strengthened. Also it looks as if that the market will start to increase as the week progresses.

Kale:  Kale remains the staple of the super food trend more acreage has been devoted to this commodity. Supplies remain stable and the market varies from each supplier. Quality has been excellent with good sizing, little yellowing, and dehydration.

Stone Fruits:  Excellent supplies of all stone fruit. Quality has been very strong. Markets continue to adjust lower as more varieties and volume becomes available. Plutos are just getting started. More varieties are expected to become available as we move forward.

Watermelon:  Product is now being shipped from Northern Mexico, Western Arizona, and Southern California The supply has increased along with the demand. Warm weather has increased production. Shippers are promoting to increase the movement for the Memorial Holiday. Quality condition and brix are all very good.


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