June 28, 2016
Seashore has partnered with the region's best growers to provide you with premium locally-sourced commodities!

Currently Available:
Jersey Blueberries
Premier NJ growers/ available through mid-August.
Beets, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Eggplants, 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!

Looking Ahead... 
Corn & Tomatoes - Next week.
Chili Peppers & Hard Squashes - Two weeks.


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! Avocados:  Anticipated volumes into the US were drastically miscalculated by the avocado industry, creating unforeseen shortfalls in the available supply and driving the price of avocados to record levels. Prices are changing constantly due to extremely limited volumes. There is no relief in sight until the end of August, possibly mid-September. >> Click here for more information. << 
Brussels Sprouts:  Now that there are three growing regions supplying Brussels sprouts, the market has finally settled to competitive levels. Quality out of Salinas and Oxford, CA is excellent!
ALERT! Red Grapes:  Finishing up in Mexico and Coachella, CA growing regions with marginal quality due to the recent heat wave.
Iceberg Lettuce:  The market is stronger to start the week. Suppliers continue to see quality issues arising due to warm temperatures in the growing regions. Issues include: mechanical damage, discoloration, pink ribbing, lightweights as well as puffiness have been reported upon arrivals. This is an industry wide issue. Weights continue to fluctuate up to six pounds amongst different suppliers. Pricing gaps have closed up. Expect this market to be stronger throughout the week.
ALERT! Leaf Lettuce:  The market is firm on all leaf items. Romaine hearts will be very light in availability all of this week. Very warm temperatures are causing havoc to the quality of all leaf items. Expect to see defects like fringe and tip burn, internal burn, and insect damage. Romaine is the worst, but leaf and butter are having the same issues. Although school business is off, demand is steady. There continues to be pricing gaps in the marketplace.

Kale:  This market has be steady for weeks. Shippers have definitely kept up with the demand for this super food. Supplies are steady with excellent quality.
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! <<
Pineapples:  It's rainy season in the tropics. We are starting to see some water translucency show up in the pineapples and a greener shell color. Shippers will picking the fruit a little earlier to help prevent the water translucency, this leads to the greener shell color. Shell color is not an indication of ripeness. Supplies are tight and are expected to be so through July.

Stone Fruits:   Peaches, Plums and Nectarines are all reacting to the recent run of warm weather in the San Joaquin Valley. Sizing is markedly increased with very good supplies of all available. Quality continues to be excellent.

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