June 21, 2016
 
YOUR LOCAL UPDATE.
Seashore has partnered with the region's best growers to provide you with premium locally-sourced commodities!



  
We should expect some supply gaps for produce this season as the planting windows have been a bit restricted due to cool weather all Spring and some moist conditions. After a very mild Winter and cool Spring, we're probably about normal now for our Jersey Fresh produce season. (Source: Bill Walker @ NJ Dept of Ag.)
 
Currently Available:
   
Jersey Asparagus - winding down.
Sheppard Farms "Eastern Fresh Growers" in Cedarville, NJ
 
Jersey Blueberries
Variety Farms "Diamond" in Hammonton, NJ
    
Beets, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Eggplant, Kales,  Lettuces, Radishes, Spinach, Summer Squashes, Swiss Chard, & 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... 
      
Corn & Tomatoes - Early July.
 
Chili Peppers & Hard Squashes - mid-July

  


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! Green Grapes:  The weather in the Mexican and Coachella, California growing regions has been extremely warm-- this week temperatures are expected to remain well over 100. This could lead to reduced production and quality issues by late week.
 
ALERT! Red Grapes:  The recent hot weather has also had an impact on red grapes in Mexico and Coachella. Supplies are becoming limited and quality is being affected. Market prices are climbing.
  
Iceberg Lettuce:  The market is steady. Warm temperatures are expected this week in the growing regions. Expect to see common defects including insect and mechanical damage, discoloration, lightweights, and puffiness. All suppliers are having these issues when harvesting. There have been major fluctuations in weights ranging from 35 to 45 lbs depending on the shipper; expect weight discrepancies to continue through the entire week.
 
Leaf Lettuce:  All leaf items are steady in the marketplace. Romaine hearts will be light in availability for all of this week; supplies are expected to be better next week, weather permitting. If high temperatures continue this week, it could curtail production. Quality issues continue on all leaf items. Issues include: insect damage, fringe and tip burn as well as internal burn. Supplies are moderate to good on green and red leaf as demand is off. Romaine supplies are light to moderate, depending on the shipper. There are pricing fluctuations in the marketplace.

Kale:  This market is steady; quality is excellent.
 
Oranges:  California Valencia volumes are increasing as Navels wind down. Some growers are having issues with labor. >> Click here for more information on Valencia Oranges! <<
  
Stone Fruits:  Peach, Nectarine, Apricot, Plum, and Pluot volumes are excellent with very strong quality. Market prices continue to adjust down as production increases and we approach the 4th of July holiday.
  
 
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