June 7, 2016
 

 
YOUR LOCAL UPDATE.
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:
 
New York Apples
Hudson River Fruit in New York State
 
Jersey Asparagus
Sheppard Farms "Eastern Fresh Growers" in Cedarville, NJ
 
Lettuces - Boston, Leaf, Iceberg, & Romaine
Hydroponic and Organics are also available!
Sourced from premier local growers
 
Bok Choy, Cabbages, Greens, Herbs, Kales, Leeks, Radishes, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, & more!
Sourced from premier New Jersey growers

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-- large male & female w/ zucchini
Dan Graiff Farms in Newfield, NJ



   
Looking Ahead... 

      

Yellow Squash - very soon! 

 

Jersey Blueberries - 3-4 weeks.

  



THE SOURCE.
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.

ALERT! Blueberries:  As you know, the southeast is getting slammed by Tropical Storm Colin. This will affect blueberry production in Florida, as well as Georgia and the Carolinas. To make things worse, California's Central Valley blueberry crop has experienced extreme heat over the past week-- temperatures of 105 to 110. Temperatures are forecasted to remain above 100 through tomorrow. Fortunately, our local season should begin in the next few weeks.
 
Broccoli:  The market is steady with a split in pricing between bunched and crowns. Crowns are more plentiful. Recent warm weather is helping to bring on better supplies from all areas. Quality continues to be good in all California growing regions.  
 
ALERT! Cauliflower:  Demand exceeds very light supplies. The supply gap is projected to continue through this week; a slight improvement in supplies is forecasted for next week. Quality continues to be fair to good with some light brown spotting and yellow cast showing up in all growing areas.
  
Kale:  This market is steady with excellent quality, good supplies, and good demand.
 
Oranges:  Availability in smaller sizes has improved as the school demand is falling away. Shippers are packing Valencia but availability is limited while they're working on finishing up the Navel crop.
 
ALERT! Star Fruit:  Done; will be available again in July when Florida begins their new season.
 
Stone Fruits:  Quality has been excellent out of California and the warmer weather has really increased sugar levels. Market prices have remained consistent.
 
 
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