Produce Market Report for July 15, 2022

Red and Yellow Bell Peppers are extremely limited right now due to a gap in the growing season. The High temps in southern California led to their growing season being cut short. The new region is up and running – hoping to see some relief on peppers in the upcoming weeks.

Blueberries are currently transitioning to more northern growing regions right now. Until this new crop is established the market will remain tight. The lack of harvest numbers will lead to tight supply and likely higher prices. Thankfully, relief is coming soon!

Problems and Issues:
Corn: Up $5
Grapes: Up $5
Potatoes: Up again, significantly!
Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers: Market remains tight and prices high
Romaine Hearts: Market remains tight
Strawberries: Up $2
Asparagus: Prices remain high but the market is steady
Blueberries: limited supply and higher prices
Romaine: Starting to steady
Steady Items:
Bananas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapes, Lemons, Lettuce, Limes, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Squash, Tomatoes
Prices coming down:
Avocados: Prices continue trending downward
Brussels Sprouts: Harvest numbers increasing and prices trending downward
Celery: Down $2

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Romaine Hearts continue to be elevated as harvest numbers are very light. Supply will likely become increasingly tighter and prices continue to rise.

Several items are in the midst of a growing transition this time of year – trying to outrun the heat and head north! Blueberries are currently in limited supply. The new growing region should be harvesting soon. Eggplant and cabbage are also tight for these reasons as well. Corn, zucchini, and squash continue to be a mixed market – several growing areas in play right now.

Although the considerable amount of items in transition right now is frustrating, the good news is – more produce is domestically grown and being grown closer to home!