Produce

August 2017

Avocados

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Avocados

New crop fruit imported from Mexico.  Takes longer for the fruit to ripen. Markets are moving downward.

Carrots

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Carrots

The Bakersfield crop is in full production. Growth is good and starting to yield good percentages of Jumbo size and supplies are increasing. Supplies of baby peeled carrots are good too.

Strawberries

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Strawberries

Rain and wind in the California growing regions have caused mold, bruising and white shoulders on the strawberries. Supplies are limited.

Raspberries

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Raspberries

Demand exceeds supplies for the next several weeks in the California growing regions. The summer crop peaked in mid-June, bringing high volume early in the season. The lowest point of harvesting will be mid-July.

The Mexican growing regions are providing some relief supplies. The California and Baja-Mexico growing regions should have new crops in a few weeks, as long as the weather is fair

Broccoli

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Broccoli

Supplies remain steady with more crowns versus bunches available.  Quality is good from the Salinas and Santa Maria growing regions.

Lettuce

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Lettuce

Rain and high temperatures in the West are still causing rustiness in leaf lettuces. Chopped romaine has been affected the most dramatically.

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Fresh produce such as apples, peppers, etc.