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What to Expect This October in Your Produce Department

Fall is finally here! This means your produce department is going to be stocked full of your Fall favorites and more. But, will it have everything you need? Read our blog post below and learn what you can expect this October.

Peddler’s Son has over 30 years of experience providing grocery retailers, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and schools with wholesale produce. With a 54,000 square foot warehouse and over 30 delivery trucks feeding all of Arizona, we’re the go-to source for produce distribution. 

Asparagus Supply Remains Tight

Products coming out of Peru remain very limited. Additionally, container availability is extremely low due to them being sent to Asia for loading goods and not being able to be shipped to other countries. However, the products that are coming in are supposed to be of good quality.

Avocados Are in Fair Supply, Good Quality

Demand is still exceeding the supply of avocados and prices continue to rise. Volumes out of Mexico are very light with fruits being rather small than what your produce department likely demands.

Expect Fair Quality Berries in Your Produce Department

Blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry prices are on the rise. While production is primarily coming out of California right now, it will begin coming out of Mexico within the month. Expect tighter supplies until the transition is complete.

Green Bean Supplies and Quality is Tight

Weather is causing havoc on the green bean supply. Additionally, logistics is a nightmare with imports coming into the U.S that can’t match the demand for the product. It’s expected to continue like this for the next several weeks until supply and logistics catch up with demand.

Expect Fair Supply and Quality in Brussels Sprouts in Your Produce Department

We’re still not in the clear but after months of uncertainty, supplies seem to be improving for the vegetable. Demand continues to be steady, but growers are seeing 

some quality issues with their crops. 

Potatoes Face Fair Supply and Quality

Potato markets are beginning to stabilize but you should be cautious when ordering for your produce department. The crop yield and their sizing remain to be a concern, which means there are some supply concerns and quality issues you need to be aware of. 

Tomato Prices are Rising, Supply and Quality Remain Low

Supply is extremely tight out of the East due to recent weather events. Growers are also reporting possible supply gaps as production transitions South for the Fall. Production out of Mexico and California remains steady though. So, if possible, order tomatoes from these regions.

Stock Your Produce Department with Peddler’s Son Wholesale Produce

Peddler’s Son has provided Arizona businesses with quality wholesale produce for over 30 years. We are committed to customer service, quality, and honest pricing to ensure our customers get the best products and provisions possible. As a family-owned wholesale produce distributor, we provide our services to everyone from the produce department to the hospital cafeteria. No matter your industry, Peddler’s Son is here for you! Contact us today and learn what a partnership with us can mean for your business.

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