Industry-Wide Shortage of English/Hydroponic Cucumbers

There is currently an industry-wide shortage of English/Hydroponic cucumbers. All sizes and grades are affected with very limited supplies. The majority of larger Canadian growers are in a seasonal gap and the typical onset of …

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Leaf Item & Berry Update

Iceberg and Romaine The heat continues to take a toll on leafy items out west, especially on iceberg and romaine. Case weights are lower than usual due to harvesters peeling back outer leaves to remove …

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Rain and Cool Temps Put a Damper on Green Peppers

A combination of rain and cooler than normal temperatures in the Ohio valley and northern Michigan growing regions has drastically reduced normal production yields. North Carolina crops are done as well and product availability will …

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Leaf Items & Berries Feel the Burn

Leafy Green Items The heat is taking a toll on leaf items out west – especially in regards to specialty/tender leaf items. Romaine, Romaine hearts, Iceberg, and leaf lettuces will also be affected.  Supplies are …

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Broccoli impacted by extreme heat.

Broccoli suppliers are experiencing heat-related issues in Salinas and South County over the past few weeks. Attempts to keep the damaged product out of boxes continue, but this eff ort lowers yields per acre, creating …

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Salinas Valley Wildfires Affecting Row Crops

A confluence of factors is affecting the Salinas Valley growing season as we are dealing with sustained record high temperatures, and now multiple outbreaks of fires in the Monterey County over the past few days …

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Market Alert – The Heat Is On

Leafy Greens A very strong high-pressure system out west brought numerous record high temperatures to California over the weekend. Tropical moisture from the south will add scattered thunderstorms to the high elevations. The extreme heat …

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Royal Not Affected by Onion Recall: Red, white, yellow, and sweet onions may be contaminated with Salmonella

Royal Food Service’s inventory is not affected by the recall of red, white, yellow, and sweet onions due to Salmonella concerns. We did not receive any of the onions in question.

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Weather, crop transitions, pandemic, and other factors impact a number of items.

Dairy: As the dairy industry continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and current market conditions, it’s become evident that stabilizing and increasing raw milk prices are necessary to maintain an adequate supply of raw …

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High heat and tropical storms affect a multitude of produce items.

East Coast – The lingering effects of last week’s tropical storm are showing up at harvest time. Squash and Zucchini Due to recent rains of the past few weeks some fields have been flooded and …

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