Market Update – November 16

Here is a quick overview of this coming week in the fruit and vegetable markets. You should expect:

 

Apples: Washington is still short on large Granny-smith apples.

Bell Peppers (Eastern): Very tight supplies will continue through Thanksgiving.

Bell Peppers (Western): Red bell peppers are in very short supply

Berries (Strawberries): Supplies are becoming limited and prices are higher

Chili Peppers: Chili peppers are expensive, markets unstable. Any gap in supply could drive prices higher

Limes: Lighter supplies and higher markets are expected for the next week.

Eggplant (Eastern): Eggplant supplies are tight and could get tighter next week.

Onions: Transportation or I should say what transportation

Pears: Smaller Bartletts, D’anjous, and Bosc remain limited.

Potatoes: Transportation

Tomatoes (Eastern): There is a shortage of Tomatoes across North America with expectation for relief when winter crops begin in mid December

Tomatoes (Western): There is a shortage of Tomatoes across North America with expectation for relief when winter crops begin in mid December

 

Hopefully, this market information will help you to plan specials, promotions, and make menu adjustments in advance of the rapidly changing produce markets.