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Galli Produce Co. INC

Distributer to the Food Service Industry

02/02/2024

FEDRUARY 2024

Avocados

Quality is good with a bit tighter supply lately. We seen prices inching up.

Navel Oranges;

Color and flavor are out-standing.
Cara Cara and Blood Oranges are in.
Prices falling as supplies increase.

Satsuma Mandarins;

Fabulous flavor either Bald or Stem and Leaf available. Cuties as well.

Other Citrus;

Limes have been steady with fair quality.
Lemons are steady as well.

  

BERRIES

Strawberries;
ORDER YOUR STEMBERRIES NOW.

Strawberries;
 Heavy rains throughout all growing areas. Fruit will be damaged for several weeks.
Quality will be suspect as a result. 
Blackberries out of central Mexico and Baja have been hampered by cooler than  normal weather.

Raspberries out of Baja have shown some rain damage as well.
Blueberries out of Mexico and Chile pricing has come down some. 

APPLES & PEARS

All varieties have been excellent.

New items in are the Opal Apple and the Envy Apple.

Organic Gala Fuji’s and Pears are in stock.

Mangoes:
South American Mangoes are late. By the time they recover Mexico will be shipping in March. Expect elevated pricing until then.

Pineapples;
Poor Mexican quality have all but stopped shipments. Light supplies out of Costa Rica has elevated prices.

Seasonal;

 

Grapes.
California fruit has ended.
Vessel delays due to rough seas from Chile coupled with delays moving through the Panama Canal have increased pricing.

In February we should see some relief.

Tomatoes Etc.

Melons;

Domestic supply is now over, Mexico has all but wound down. Offshore Cantaloupes and Honeydews have been spotty in quality. Mostly in appearance, sugar has been high and flavor good.  Watermelons’ have been an issue past several weeks. Past rains in Mexico have saturated the fruit in many areas.

Tomatoes~

Prices on all sizes of Round Tomatoes are starting to drop as well as Romas. too.
Grape and Cherry Tomatoes are still very short in supply and pricing remains high. 

Heirlooms and Mixed Cherry Toma-toes are not local anymore. All Mexican.

Eggs and Dairy: These products show no sign of leveling off in the near future.

Green Onions remain expensive as frost damages many harvests. Many row crops out of Mexico are late due to cold weather.

Asparagus

Prices have relaxed some and remain in the mid to high range. Quality has been good.

Green Beans-

Mexican product now, very expensive.

Broccolini

~ Steady with good quality.
This is good place to be right now.
Brussels Sprouts are a good place to be as well.

Celery;

This will be a problem item for serval weeks due to cold  weather.
Green Onions are on the rise again. Heavy rains and frost have destroyed much product as well, Leeks too.

Squashes~~Eggplants ~ Bell Peppers Cucumbers and Chiles.

Green Bells and Colored Bells Short supply high prices for a few more weeks.
Zucchini and Yellow Squash are high as well due to cold weather in Mexico.

 

 

BROCCOLI~CAULIFLOWERS~CORN

Broccoli ~
Supplies have improved product out of Yuma and Coachella most rain damage is behind us and pricing has decreased.

Cauliflowers~

Again, rain damage is abating on White, Orange, Purple and Green.
Romanesco has been a good value. 

CORN:

Washington and some Mexican product is avail-able.Expensive.

LETTUCE ~ ROMAINE~SOFT LEAF

Chilly weather in Yuma will cause some lighter weights. This will affect most leaf products.  

Harvesting delays due to morning frost as well. We might see some tip burn and blistering as the softer leaf products.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams are in the  mid-range in regard to pricing.

Potatoes are inching up.

North-western transportation has become a problem of late.

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