Thursday, June 12, 2008
Kristina Basham Produce Buyer Weighs in On The Market
Shortages continue on small red apples. Demand continues to exceed supply, and will likely do so for the rest of the season.
Northern Mexico is struggling on seeded watermelons. This is expected to last into next week. Quality, however, is good, and sugar levels are high. Seedless watermelon is bountiful.
New California crops have increased demand for and tightened the availability of trucks loading in California. The average nationwide cost of diesel gas is $4.70 per gallon which is 68% higher then last year. The average price for diesel fuel in California is the highest in the nation at $5.03 per gallon! Averaging 5 miles per gallon, long-haul trucks are spending 95 cents per mile on fuel!!
Please take a look at the summer fruit we have available on our Summer Fruit Flyer!