Produce Market Report for June 17, 2022

The ongoing issues with Avocados continue. Due to a plant temporarily shutting down the supply is less than in past weeks. The market will be tight and prices elevated. Blueberry harvest numbers are down – supply is tight. Green peppers are down significantly!

Asparagus:  Up $3

Avocados:  Up Significantly

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Steady

Celery: Down $4

Corn: Steady

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Down $3

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Steady

Limes: Steady

Melons: (Cantaloupe) Down $3

Onions: Steady

Peppers: Green Down Significantly

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots:  Steady

Squash: Steady

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes:  Steady

More Market News

The avocado market has been in disarray for some time now, but due to recent events we are anticipating it to worsen this week. An avocado processing plant was temporarily shut down leading to less availability and a significant price increase.

As things are warming up, the growing regions for several items are in transition. Melons continue to mature in their new region which will increase the harvest numbers – and the taste will continue to improve! Grapes have settled into their new region – prices and flavors are great. Yellow squash and zucchini are moving north. Yellow squash harvest numbers are down and prices are up. The zucchini market remains steady.

Grapefruit are limited to a couple varieties this time of year. You may notice they are not the vibrant, deep pink that we all love but, don’t worry, the flavor is still fantastic!