What to Expect This November in Your Produce Department

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November is a time for Thanksgiving meals, football watch parties, and fall festivities. Between baking pies, dipping caramel apples, and throwing together a last-minute veggie tray for a get-together with friends, many need reliable produce to keep their fall favorites on the table. Read our blog post below to find out what you can expect to find in your produce section this November. 

Peddler’s Son has over 30 years of experience providing grocery retailers, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and schools with wholesale produce. Founded on freshness, we bring you the best quality products and provisions with convenient delivery. With quality, integrity, and transparency as the foundation of our distribution, we are the go-to for produce across Arizona.

Asparagus Supply Remains Tight

The supply of asparagus is still being affected by major logistic issues. Problems surrounding air and ocean shipments are causing supply to remain low. However, the quality of the asparagus that is available is good.

Avocados Are in Fair Supply, Good Quality

Normal avocado supply is expected through February. This will bring more stable ripening and skin appeal. This month we can expect bigger sizes of avocados to still be in short supply, but once our normal avocados are in full season the quality should be nice.

Expect Price Changes for Berries in Your Produce Department

Blackberry prices are still on the rise, but due to recent rain in Mexico, we can expect a price drop for blueberries and raspberries.  While the quality of berries for the most part remains good, suppliers caution to look out for some quality issues with recent weather events.

Green Bean Supplies Remain Tight

Cool weather and rain have slowed Georgia and California’s production and quality causing short-term limited supplies of green beans. With a few growers losing fields due to heavy rain, supply is inconsistent across the board. Luckily, we can expect volume to increase slowly over the upcoming period. 

Broccoli and Cauliflower Supply is Short

Demands for broccoli and cauliflower exceed the supply at this time. This makes the supply short for both products for the time being. Market pricing continues to be high, but the quality of the available product is expected to be good. 

Expect Bad Supply and Fair Quality on Tomatoes

Prices for tomatoes continue to increase across the board this week. Tomato supplies out of Florida will not be fully up and running until late November and multiple storms in Baja California have hurt production. Low supply in these areas applies to both Roma and Round Tomatoes.

Corn Shortages Are As Expected

Supplies for corn are traditionally very tight this time of year as production moves to new growing areas. We see that trend continuing this November. Corn out of the East is transitioning from the North East to Georgia and Corn out of the West is basically non-existent. Producers are expecting quality and prices to improve as production moves to Coachella and Mexico.

Leaf and Iceberg Lettuce are in Short Supply and Poor Quality

Supply is extremely tight for many lettuce varieties. The INSV virus has created multiple quality issues and caused lower yields for Iceberg and Romaine lettuce. Weights for lettuce will be on the lighter side until the supply improves. The only lettuce that does not seem to be largely impacted by shortages is tender leaf lettuce.

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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