Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Produce Transition

By Tim Robertson.

This is an update on product availability, quality and pricing that may affect some commodity items. As stated below there are issues with cauliflower and broccoli due to transition from Yuma back to Salinas.

The transition is upon us as the Yuma Season finishes up. Currently the most affected commodity is Cauliflower. The Yuma growing region for all intense purposes is finished. Extremely limited supplies from the Salinas Valley and Santa Maria growing regions are not helping as these commodities are 2 to 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Cauliflower supplies look to remain extremely limited for 2 to 3 more weeks. The market is already in the $30.00 range.

With that being said the Cauliflower Mid Mostly Market has hit the price trigger in our contracts with our suppliers. Prices will go up $2.00 per case on all pack sizes nest week.