October Produce Update

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Important Weather/Crop Updates

  • Pineapple remain limited due to the ex-tremely dry and hot conditions in Costa Rica.
  • After finding live samples of oriental fruit files, Florida Department of Agri-culture ordered quarantine of Home-stead, FLA therefore no product may be harvested. Supplies will be affected.

Pumpkin Season is Here!

Fall’s famous fruit that is good for you. Provides calcium, foliate and beta-carotene. Smaller sized pumpkins have a more tender and sweet flavor. Pumpkin can be prepared like any other squash.

Tropical Items

  • Red and White Malanga prices are higher this week. Costa Rica is anticipating a lost production this year due to extreme weather conditions.
  • Mangos are shipping out of Brazil with good quality.
  • Florida Avocados are extremely limited.
  • Hass Avocados are steady with excellent quality.
  • Local White & Round Potatoes and Onions. Are plentiful

New Seasonal Items

  • Apples from NY
  • Fall Squash
  • Florida Tangerines
  • Florida Grapefruit
  • Florida Juice Oranges
  • Pumpkins

Items that are finishing for the season

  • Imported Navels
  • Nectarines
  • Red & Black Plums
  • Peaches
  • Chipilín
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