Produce

November 2017

Apples

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Apples

Good quantities and good sized apples have been harvested this Fall in both Washington state and California. Granny Smiths, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Galas, Fujis, Jonagolds and Braeburns supplies are ample and the market is steady. Quality is excellent with good juice and sugar content.

Green Beans

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Green Beans

Fresh green beans are in extremely tight supply causing the market to rise. Georgia crops were damaged by an white fly infestation, so supplies are not shipping from that region. We are sourcing bean crops from Tennessee and North Carolina, but growers are struggling to meet both the retail and foodservice demand. Some supplies are becoming available in Texas.

Broccoli

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Broccoli

Supplies remain steady with more crowns versus bunches available.  Quality is good from the Salinas and Santa Maria growing regions.

Lettuce

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Lettuce

This market has improved, especially on tender leaf (baby lettuces). The weather out West has cooled, allowing the leaf's cell structure to firm up. Iceberg and Romaine supples are plentiful and the market is favorable.

Cauliflower & Broccoli

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Cauliflower & Broccoli

Supplies are limited do the the irregular weather patterns in the Salina Valley growing region. There is a supply gap until the Yuma growing region is ready to harvest in the last week of November. Some quality issues include yellowish coloring and black spotting. Some supplies are being sourced from Mexico. The market will remain high throughout November, due to the heavy use of these vegetables in Thanksgiving menus.

Carrots

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Carrots

Due to the extreme heat in the Central Valley of California's growing region, over the summer, there is a shortage of jumbo carrots. Jumbo carrots are also used in the processing of carrot sticks.

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Fresh produce such as apples, peppers, etc.