What To Expect This September In Your Produce Department

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Summer is coming to a close, which means Fall is just around the corner! Your produce department will be fully stocked with some delicious and nutritious goodies, but there are some items that you need to watch out for.

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. Read our article below to learn what you can expect this month in your produce department.

Apples are in Fair Supply

The Washington apple market is going to remain strong for the remainder of Summer. It should only be tight when it comes to Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Gala, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith varieties. The best values right now are Fuji and Pink Lady apples. It’s also important to note that the heatwave and size of the new Washington crops have had a negative impact on apples. 

Avocados are in High Demand and Low Supply

Demand remains strong, too strong for the amount of supply available for avocados. This will undoubtedly result in an increase in pricing. Volumes out of Mexico continue to be on the lighter side with the size curve being the biggest concern for produce departments across America. 

Brussels Sprouts Remain in Fair Supply and Demand

Supplies continue to be light for Brussels Sprouts, while demand continues to be steady. Quality is still an issue for suppliers and supplies will continue to be very limited for a few weeks.

Honeydew Production is Very Limited

Production continues to be very limited, especially on smaller sizes. What’s mostly been harvested are larger sizes that are consistent across other grows of the melon. The market remains strong with the primary reason focusing on a large drop in honeydew production over the past 3 years. 

Shiitake Mushrooms are in Short Supply

Due to the uncontrollable rise in the cost of imported shiitake logs from China, supplies will be limited with constantly changing price points. Long delays to unloading shipments are also causing some interruptions with supplies along with a concerning labor shortage. 

Tomato Supply is Tight with Prices Trending Up

The pricing for tomatoes is trending up, while supplies are running tight due to the weather associated with Tropical Storm Fred. Fortunately, California supplies are running steady. However, produce departments must be cautious with grape and cherry tomatoes. 

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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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