Opportunity buys for week of 9/20 — Asparagus, celery, berries
Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of Sept. 20.
The market is low. Minor yellowing is a quality issue due to the recent heatwave, but overall quality is very good. MFC Celery is available.
The market is low; supplies are abundant. Sugar levels range from 13 to 14 Brix.
The market is falling; supplies have increased in the Baja growing region. Peruvian stocks are available out of Florida. Quality is very good; spears are straight and tips are firm. MFC Asparagus is on the market.
The market is steady; supplies are adequate. Quality is very good; berries are plump and sweet. Sugar levels range from 12 to 13 Brix.
Prices are unchanged; stocks are sufficient. Production is steady in California, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest. Quality is very good; size is large and flavor is subtly floral, yet sweet. Sugar levels range from 12 to 16 Brix.
The market is level. Supplies will begin shipping out of storage in October. New crop, fresh-run MFC Red and Yellow Onions are on the market in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Packer label stocks from Colorado are also available.
Stable prices persist. Mexican supplies are sufficient; large sizes dominate the market. Quality is very good; texture is smooth and creamy, while flavor is subtly nutty. RSS Avocado Chunks, Halves, Pico de Gallo Guacamole and Pure Pulp are available.
Prices are easing. New crop, field-run packer label Norkotah volume is rising. Quality is very good; minor skinning and excess moisture may be observed in fresh-run stocks. New crop Burbank production will begin in late September/early October.
Editor's note: This information is republished with permission from Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative's weekly crop report. See the full report here.