Commodity Alert: Strawberries
Supplies are extremely tight, and quality is only fair. Expect to see bruising, scattered mold, and smaller sizes. Growers are pro-rating all orders, and we are going to come up short of Strawberries during the coming weeks. Santa Maria Fall crop is about to get started, but projected supplies will be limited. Market prices are higher.
Commodity Alert: Head Lettuce and Romaine
Lettuce is still very active. Low yields, diseases, and heat have contributed to very low supplies throughout the industry. Prices have risen drastically and look to stay high for awhile here. Quality will continue as just fair, with all sorts of heat-related issues showing up.