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Our Latest Produce Market Report: April 7, 2022

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Produce Market Report for April 7, 2022


Avocado Alert!

The avocado market is in an extreme situation. Prices are very elevated as there are less avocados being imported. Less farms are harvesting than usual. We expect avocados to be short in supply with very high pricing for about another month.


Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains steady, good value

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, up $5-6

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Remains strong

Celery: Up $2

Corn: Remains very high

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Steady good quality

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Down again this week. Better quality

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Up $2-3

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $2

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Yellow remains higher

Strawberries: Up $4

Tomatoes: Steady

More Market News:

The iceberg, green leaf and romaine lettuce market is steadily easing off. Romaine hearts are still a little tight. Green leaf is seeing normal harvest numbers and the market is going down.

Cauliflower is extremely short. Our orders are being allocated and prorated. Expect higher prices and possible different sizes in heads.

Broccoli is going up and down every few days, but the prices are easing a bit.

Celery is softening up a bit as the harvest is stabilizing.

Brussels sprouts and asparagus are still holding good prices and supply is strong.

Green peppers are very high in price as supplies are tight.

Yellow squash is still experiencing short supplies and higher prices.

Limes are still very high and we have not seen any relief yet. Quality is marginal. We don’t expect relief until the 1st or 2nd week of May.

Bluefin Seafoods features for the week of April 4th.

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Featured Items:

Halibut

Farmed from Norway

Item 25880 – Whole

Item 48552 – Skin-on fillets


Farmed Rainbow Trout

Farmed raised in Indiana by White Creek Farms

Item 48143 – Whole 1.5 lbs avg. each

Item 48142 – Skin-on fillets


More fresh selections:

Cod Fillets, Grouper, Gulf Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Virginia Flounder, Tuna, Ocean Trout, Monkfish, Corvina, Kingklip, West Coast Oysters, Mussels, Clams and more!

Our Latest Produce Market Report: April 1, 2022

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Produce Market Report for April 1, 2022


Leafy Greens Update:

The iceberg, green leaf and romaine lettuce market is starting to soften some. Romaine hearts are still expensive. Unfortunately, we don’t expect this to ease for another week. Transitioning to Salinas has begun. This is helping to drive down the market price for these items. Most green leafy item prices are starting to trend downwards.


Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains steady, good value

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Remains strong

Celery: Up $2

Corn: Up $10

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Steady good quality

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Starting to ease some. Better quality

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Up $2-3

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $2

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Yellow remains higher

Strawberries: Up $5

Tomatoes: Up $3

More Market News:

Some great veggies that are in good supply with a stable market are Brussels sprouts, trimmed green beans, asparagus, and broccoli.

Red and green grapes are looking great. Supply is good and sizing is up.

Vegetables that are getting more expensive are squash, zucchini, green peppers, and corn.

Limes will stay in an extreme market for 2-3 weeks until a completely new crop area opens up.

Cauliflower is short in supply making supplies tight and expensive.

Celery is on the rise with higher pricing.

Cucumbers are starting to show up from Florida, this is a good sign that the crop looks heathy and will be available.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: March 25, 2022

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Produce Market Report for March 25, 2022


Leafy Greens Update:

The iceberg, green leaf and romaine lettuce market is starting to soften some. Romaine hearts are still expensive. Unfortunately, we don’t expect this to ease for another 2 weeks. Transitioning to Salinas has begun. This is helping to drive down the market price for these items. Most green leafy item prices are starting to trend downwards.


Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains steady, good value

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Remains strong

Celery: Up $2

Corn: Up $6

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Steady good quality

Lemons: Down $2

Lettuce: Remains high, possible quality issues

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Steady

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $2

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Up significantly

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes: Steady

More Market News:

Some great veggies that are in good supply with a stable market are Brussels sprouts, trimmed green beans, asparagus, and broccoli.

Red and green grapes are looking great. Supply is good and sizing is up.

Vegetables that are getting more expensive are squash, zucchini, green peppers, and corn.

Limes will stay in an extreme market for 2-3 weeks until a completely new crop area opens up.

Cauliflower is short in supply making supplies tight and expensive.

Celery is on the rise with higher pricing.

Cucumbers are starting to show up from Florida, this is a good sign that the crop looks heathy and will be available.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: March 18, 2022

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Produce Market Report for March 18, 2022

Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains steady, good value

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Up $8

Celery: Up $2

Corn: Up $2

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Coming down more

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Remains high, possible quality issues

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Steady

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $8

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Up significantly

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes: Steady

Our Latest Produce Market Report: March 11, 2022

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Produce Market Report for March 11, 2022

Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Down significantly

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Up $4

Celery: Up $5

Corn: Down $3

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Coming down more

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Up $30! VERY HIGH, Possible quality issues

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Up $2-3

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $8

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Stabilizing some

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes: Steady

Our Latest Produce Market Report: March 4, 2022

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Produce Market Report for March 4, 2022

Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains very high

Avocados: Pricing remains strong

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Up $4

Celery: Steady

Corn: Down $5

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Coming down

Lemons: Steady

Lettuce: Up $10

Limes: Remain very high

Melons: Up $2-3

Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks

Peppers: Green up $4

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

Squash: Stabilizing some

Strawberries: Steady

Tomatoes: Steady