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Item of the Day: Clovis Whole Grain Mustard

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Clovis Whole Grain Mustard

Clovis Whole Grain Mustard has a grainy texture that is perfect with red meat or as a spread on deli sandwiches and burgers. Also great as a seasoning for hot sauces. The perfect condiment for grilling season 

INGREDIENTS: WATER, MUSTARD SEEDS, ORGANIC DISTILLED VINEGAR, SALT.

Item 95213 – 12/7oz Case

Our Latest Produce Market Report: June 24, 2022

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Produce Market Report for June 24, 2022


Reminder: The gap in the growing season for fingerling potatoes continues till at least mid July. Romaine Hearts continue to be difficult as the harvest numbers are low and prices are increasing.

Asparagus:  Up $2

Avocados:  Up Significantly

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Up $5

Cauliflower: Up $6

Celery: Down $2

Corn: Up $2

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Down $3

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Up $2-3

Limes: Steady

Melons: Steady

Onions: Steady

Peppers: Green Steady – Colored Peppers up $5-6

Potatoes: Up $3-4

Shallots:  Steady

Squash: Up $3

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes:  Steady to down slightly

More Market News

Unfortunately, no changes in the avocado market – supply continues to be tight and prices remain high. There are not any signs of this changing any time soon.

Reminder: the gap in the growing season for fingerling potatoes continues till at least late summer. Potatoes are typically harvested during the late summer/early fall. This harvest is intended to supply the remainder of the year – there is not a second round of harvest. The 2021 harvest has been depleted which has resulted in the gap in availability.

Romaine Hearts continue to be elevated as harvest numbers are very light. Supply will likely become increasingly tighter. The same for Iceberg lettuce.

We are in a tough spot with colored peppers. California has halted to harvest due to weather. There will be a 1-2 week gap before the new growing region takes off. Green peppers are looking steady.

Italian Parsley harvest numbers are steadily improving – hopefully the cost will improving soon too!

Strawberries are looking great – expectational taste and color at great prices.

Item of the Day: Salmon Bratwurst

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Salmon Bratwurst

From Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery – “Since we began in 1919, we have taken great pride in the high quality of the products we offer, and we prepare our gourmet smoked fish and caviar to the level of quality our customers have come to expect.”

Ingredients: salmon, sugar, salt, spices, rice flour.

Links are 5 per lb.

Item 95045 – 8-9LB Case

Springer Mountain Farms Chicken

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Springer Mountain Farms is a family-owned business nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with over 50 years experience in raising chickens. We exercise great care in all that we do, and our dedication to providing our chickens with a quality of life and healthy diet results in a healthier, more delicious chicken for our customers.


All Springer Mountain Farms chickens are responsibly raised on a high quality diet of pesticide-free, American-grown grains, without antibiotics, hormones, steroids or animal by-products -EVER! We are certified by the American Humane Association as being the most humane possible with verified regular, independent audits of all farms and facilities.

Search Springer on our website or app to see available Springer Mountain Farms Chicken products.

For more information about Springer Mountain Farms check out their website here.

Item of the Day: Gourmet Gluten Free Buns

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Gourmet Gluten Free Buns

Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns are dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free – so you can feel good about this gourmet favorite. Customers won’t have to skip the bun again! These soft, golden buns are perfect for to have on hand for grilling season. 

Item 90719 – 32CT Case

https://www.udisglutenfree.com/breads/classic-hamburger-buns

Our Latest Produce Market Report: June 17, 2022

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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!

Our Latest Produce Market Report: June 10, 2022

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Produce Market Report for June 10, 2022


Market Alert: Romaine, Romaine Hearts and Brussels Sprouts
Romaine and Romaine Hearts harvest numbers are down causing supply to be tight. The same continues with Brussels Sprouts.

Asparagus:  Steady. Good value!

Avocados:  Remains strong

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Unchanged

Cauliflower: Steady

Celery: Down $2

Corn: Down $5.  Great quality!

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Down $4

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Steady

Limes: Down $2-3

Melons: Down $2

Onions: Down $2

Peppers: Green Down $5  

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots:  Steady

Squash: Steady

Strawberries: Down $2

Tomatoes:  Steady

More Market News

Grapes are coming down in price. As the new crop strengthens the quality and flavor continues to improve.
There will be a gap in the growing season for Fingerling potatoes. This will lead to shortages and higher prices for the next month or so.
Asparagus quality and price are looking great!
Brussel Sprouts are still high in price as the market is very tight.
Estimated 2 month gap in availability for sunchokes.
The orange market is steady, but prices are still up.
Cauliflower prices are a currently down, but still bouncing. Broccoli is steady.
Yellow squash and zucchini market remains steady but higher than average prices.
The lime market is down and steadying!
Avocado supply remains low and prices remain high.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: June 3, 2022

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Produce Market Report for June 3, 2022


Market Alert! Grapes and Fingerling Potatoes

Grapes growing region has transitioned causing pricing to temporarily, yet significantly, rise. New crop should be plentiful soon causing prices to level out.The gap in the growing season for fingerling potatoes continues, leading to shortages and higher prices.


Apples: Steady

Asparagus:  Down again.  Very nice quality!

Avocados: Remain strong

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Down significantly

Celery: Down $5

Corn: Down $5

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Up $8.  NEW CROP

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce- Stabilizing

Limes: Down and steady

Melons: Coming down some.  

Onions: Steady

Peppers: Green steady.  Colored up $5

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots:  Stable

Squash: Steady, good value.

Strawberries- Steady

Tomatoes: Down $4

More Market News:

Grapes have transitioned to a different growing region causing supply to be down and prices to be up. Supply and prices should steady in the near future.
There will be a gap in the growing season for Fingerling potatoes. This will lead to shortages and higher prices for the next month or so.
Southern Peaches are available and looking great!
Brussel Sprouts are still high in price as the market is very tight.
Estimated 2 month gap in availability for sunchokes.
Romaine, Iceberg and leaf lettuce have steadied. Celery has steadied and is down some.
Smaller oranges are still pricey, larger ones remain the greater value.
Cauliflower prices are a currently down, but still bouncing. Broccoli is steady.
Tomato market is improving as the growing region transitions.
Yellow squash and zucchini market is bouncing but steady overall.
The lime market is finally coming down and steadying!
Avocado supply remains low and prices remain high.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: May 20, 2022

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Produce Market Report for May 20, 2022


Market Alert! Celery and Fingerling Potatoes

We are seeing very tight markets in both celery and fingerling potatoes. For celery, the prices are elevated due to low production numbers. Harvest is limited to a small number of areas. There will be a gap in the growing season for fingerling potatoes leading to shortages and higher prices.


Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Steady. Very nice quality!

Avocados: Up $5

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Remains higher

Celery: Up Significantly

Corn: Steady

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Steady

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Remains active, slightly tighter

Limes: Down significantly

Melons: Coming down some

Onions: Remain strong but easing a bit

Peppers: Green steady. Colored up $5

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Stabilizing, good value

Strawberries: Up $2

Tomatoes: Up $4-5

More Market News:

There will be a gap in the growing season for Fingerling potatoes. This will lead to shortages and higher prices for the next month or so.
Brussel Sprouts are still high in price as the market is very tight.
Romaine and leaf lettuce have steadied. Iceberg harvest numbers are down. Prices on all lettuce remains slightly higher.
Celery is extremely high due to low harvest numbers.
Cauliflower prices are a little elevated and broccoli is likely headed that direction.
Local asparagus is a bit higher but outstanding quality. The asparagus market in general is steady and great quality.
Navel orange market is steady, with Valencia’s starting to mix in.
Melons including cantaloupe and honeydew are still imported but will be transitioning to Southern California with the next few weeks.
We are seeing cabbage escalate a bit in price as the transition from southern crops to northern crops has begun and there is a slight market gap.
Yellow squash and zucchini remain great spring items as the quantity is plentiful and quality and appearance are fantastic.
Both red and yellow peppers up in price due to the transition in growing season. Green peppers are steady and price is trending down.
The lime market is falling. Quality and harvest numbers are improving. The 200 count have come down in price, the larger fruits remain harder to find and higher in price.
Avocado supply remains low and prices remain high.