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Carrots Tag

MARKET REPORT – OCT 19, 2018

A fast cruise through the categories shows this:

Avocado:  Production is way up this week as all producing areas in Mexico are open for business.  Growers are planting avocados by the tens of thousands of acres every year to try to keep up demand, and in non-traditional growing areas.  Pricing should stay stable for a month or two, before harvest estimates are established for the 2nd flowering which can produce an abundance for Feb – June harvests.  Slowly our selection of “non-Fancy” which we sell in 11kg lugs will increase – those are fruits with some surface marking (from rubbing against branches) or sun-burning (crimson patches) that sell a discount.  The later into the season we get, and the longer the fruit remains on the trees, the more selection there will be of Cat 2 fruit.  We’ve just received the first of these this week, but only 84 count.

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MARKET REPORT – APR. 1, 2016

CALABAZA!

Squash – here’s a story I alluded to a few weeks ago.  Squash is from Latin America, historically – I just love saying the word in Spanish – CALABAZA – try it out instead of Awesome or Holy Crap – its part of my vocabulary.  Anyhow, over the last 300 years, those indigenous squash have been hybridized and hybridized etc. to become the acorns, kabocha, butternut and spaghetti we all know and sort of love.

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MARKET REPORT – JAN. 16TH, 2016

Not much has changed on the supply trail

Of course at the head of the news is that not much has changed on the supply trail, with continuing high prices in many categories – and of course the bloody loonie dropped another 1.5% this week.  You will note some subtle price changes on “things” that usually are stable – those are a little freight adjustment we had to make this week after getting all our freight rates lined up for the next few months.  We’ve also had to adjust salad and a few other items because currency just keeps eating away at already slim margins.

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