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Produce

Our Latest Produce Market Report: October 29, 2021

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Produce Market Report for October 29, 2021

Peeled Garlic Alert! Supply issues domestically and import issues are causing an extreme market for peeled garlic. Expect to see high prices (around $150/case) in the week ahead. Shorts and prorates are likely.

Mushrooms: Extreme market for all mushrooms, esp. cremini and oyster. Expect shortages through the end of the year.

  • Apples: Steady
  • Asparagus: Coming down again next week
  • Avocados: Steady
  • Bananas: Steady
  • Broccoli: Remains very high, shorts and lower quality continues
  • Cauliflower: Remains higher
  • Celery: Up slightly
  • Corn: Remains tight and higher price
  • Cucumbers: Steady
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: All lettuce products are way up in price!
  • Limes: Steady
  • Melons: Cantaloupes steady, honeydew down
  • Onions: Steady
  • Peppers: Red peppers remain stronger
  • Potatoes: Stabilizing
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Steady
  • Tomatoes: Remain higher

Our Latest Produce Market Report: October 22, 2021

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Produce Market Report for October 22, 2021

Peeled Garlic Alert! Supply issues domestically and import issues are causing an extreme market for peeled garlic. Expect to see high prices (around $150/case) in the week ahead. Shorts and prorates are likely.

Mushrooms: Extreme market for all mushrooms, esp. cremini and oyster. Expect shortages through the end of the year.

  • Apples: Steady
  • Asparagus: Coming down
  • Avocados: Steady
  • Bananas: Steady
  • Broccoli: Remains very high, shorts and lower quality continues
  • Cauliflower: Up $6
  • Celery: Steady
  • Corn: Remains tight and higher price
  • Cucumbers: Steady
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: All lettuce products are way up in price!
  • Limes: Steady
  • Melons: Honeydew remain higher
  • Onions: Steady. We are NOT affected by the current onion recall.
  • Peppers: Red peppers remain stronger
  • Potatoes: Stabilizing
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Steady
  • Tomatoes: Remain higher

Mushroom Alert!

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We are beginning to see shortages in mushrooms. Our suppliers are currently cutting our orders by 10 – 100%.

The top reasons for the shortages from our vendors are:

  • Continued labor shortages, particularly for harvesting
  • Production reduced to match labor on hand
  • Shortage of raw materials to grow mushrooms
  • Weather changes

Unfortunately, our vendors do not expect this situation to improve before January, 2022.

Currently the hardest hit mushrooms are crimini and oyster, but all mushrooms are affected by the shortages and the shortages will continue.

There have been cuts on sliced mushrooms as well as different sizes of white mushrooms.

Your mushroom orders may be subbed, shorted, or allocated. If you have the option of subbing a different type of mushroom that may be in stock, please do so. Our WOW Center can help you determine which mushrooms are in stock. Text them at 502-587-9012.

We are doing all we can to procure as many mushrooms and varieties as we can. We appreciate your patience and continued business.

What Chefs Want Team

Our Latest Produce Market Report: October 15, 2021

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Produce Market Report for October 15, 2021

  • Apples: Steady
  • Asparagus: Remains very high
  • Avocados: Steady
  • Bananas: Steady
  • Broccoli: Remains high
  • Cauliflower: Up $6
  • Celery: Steady
  • Corn: Up $10
  • Cucumbers: Steady
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: All lettuce products are way up in price
  • Limes: Steady
  • Melons: Honeydew remain higher
  • Onions: Steady
  • Peppers: Red and yellow up $6
  • Potatoes: Larger sizes remain higher
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Steady
  • Tomatoes: Up $15!!

Alert! Broccoli Florets

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Quality of broccoli out of California has been poor for a few weeks now. This is due to wet mornings followed by hot sun causing pin rot (browning of the stems) to progress rapidly.

Mexico has had a lot of rain in their growing region, which has caused delays in harvesting. Both factors have caused heavy allocations from the shippers and the product that is coming in is marginal in quality.

Expect high prices, shorts, and lower quality for the next month.

Krey’s Corner: Local and Seasonal produce now available.

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Fall is here! We’ve got a great selection of fall favorites like plump pie pumpkins, crisp and delicious apple cider from Huber’s Orchard, decorative dried Indian corn, and much more!

Pie Pumpkins

Item 20643 – each


Apple Cider

From Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Starlight, Indiana

Item 93701 – 1 gallon


Mini Decorative Gourds & Pumpkins

Item 20637 – 1/2 bushel case


Large Pumpkins

Item 20641 – each


Honeynut Squash

Item 11016 – 1/2 bushel case


Dried Indian Corn

Item 20082 – 12 bunch case


Quince

Item 10983 – 42 count case


Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 24, 2021

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Produce Market Report for September 24, 2021

  • Apples: New crop. Stabilizing prices
  • Asparagus: Remains very high
  • Avocados: Larger sizes remain higher
  • Bananas: Steady
  • Broccoli: Remains high
  • Cauliflower: Steady
  • Celery: Steady
  • Corn: Up $3
  • Cucumbers: Up $3
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: Iceberg remains higher
  • Melons: Honeydew remain higher
  • Onions: Up $4
  • Peppers: Up $2
  • Potatoes: Larger sizes remain higher
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Remain active
  • Tomatoes: Up $6-8

Krey’s Corner: Local and Seasonal produce now available.

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We’re starting to see more and more fall time selections available, also many summer selections still looking good. Delicata, Acorn, Spaghetti, Honeynut and Butternut squash are looking fantastic and plentiful. Pie Pumpkins are here! We still have locally grown Heirloom Tomatoes and Corn available (they both look very good!). Also we’ve brought in fresh Apple Cider from Huber’s Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Indiana! We think your customers will love the crisp, tart and delicious taste of this apple cider.

Apple Cider

From Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Starlight, Indiana

Item 93701 – 1 gallon


Delicata Squash

Item 20622 – case


Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

Item 50014 – 10 lb. case


Mixed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Item 50902 – pint

Item 50901 – 12 pint case


Honeynut Squash

Item 11016 – 1/2 bushel case


Butternut Squash

Item 20615 – 30-40 lb. case

Item 20616 – per lb.


Quince

Item 10983 – 42 count case


Pie Pumpkins

Item 20643 – each

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 17, 2021

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Produce Market Report for September 17, 2021

  • Apples: Up significantly. Granny Smith up $20
  • Asparagus: Up $10!
  • Avocados: Remain very high, particularly larger fruit
  • Bananas: Steady
  • Broccoli: Up $6
  • Cauliflower: Up $3
  • Celery: Up $2
  • Corn: Steady
  • Cucumbers: Up $3
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Up $3
  • Lettuce: Iceberg up $6
  • Melons: Honeydew remain higher
  • Onions: Up $2
  • Peppers: Up $2
  • Potatoes: Larger sizes up significantly
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Remain active
  • Tomatoes: Up $4

Krey’s Corner: Local and Seasonal produce now available.

By | Chef's Feed, Farm To Table, Fruit, Produce, Products, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

We’re starting to see more and more fall time selections available, also many summer selections still looking good. Delicata, Acorn, Spaghetti and Butternut squash are looking fantastic and plentiful. We still have locally grown Heirloom Tomatoes and Corn available (they both look very good!). Also we’ve brought in fresh Apple Cider from Huber’s Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Indiana! We think your customers will love the crisp, tart and delicious taste of this apple cider.

Apple Cider

From Huber’s Orchard & Winery, Starlight, Indiana

Item 93701 – 1 gallon


Delicata Squash

Item 20622 – case


Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes

Item 50014 – 10 lb. case


Mixed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Item 50902 – pint

Item 50901 – 12 pint case


Bi-Color Corn

Item 20041 – bushel case


Butternut Squash

Item 20615 – 30-40 lb. case

Item 20616 – per lb.