July 12, 2016
Seashore has partnered with the region's best growers to provide you with premium locally-sourced commodities!

Currently Available:
Jersey Blueberries
"Diamond Blueberries" / available through mid-August.
Beets, Bok Choy, Cabbages, Cucumbers, Greens, Herbs, Eggplants, Kales, Peaches, Peppers, 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... 
Jersey Tomatoes - Available for Thursday delivery.
Hard Squashes - 2 to 3 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 is steady at competitive levels. Quality is excellent.
ALERT! Iceberg Lettuce:  There continues to be a production gap. Some shippers are calling this gap to run two more weeks. Defects continue to be reported. Defects include: pink ribbing, spotting, light weights, and puffiness. Expect active markets throughout the week.
Leaf Lettuce:  This market is steady on all leaf items. Green leaf in particular has multiple shippers flexing on volume type orders. Good availability on all leaf items is expected throughout the week. Romaine heart availability has eased up considerably with most suppliers. Demand is off. Defects continue on leaf items. These defects include tip and fringe burn. The defects, however are considerably less than in past weeks
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.
Strawberries:  Supply and demand are both steady. Quality is good with pickers paying extra attention to pack quality, avoiding bruised and overripe fruit. There have been a few reports of sun scald and white/green tips still showing up in the packs. Sizing remains smaller with berries running 18-22 per 1 pound clamshell. Weather has been cool leading to a reduction in harvest estimates. Labor is becoming more of an issue heading into the summer. A few shippers are still packing in Santa Maria but overall production has reduced significantly.

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