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BALDOR'S MARKET UPDATE

[Please note: Availability & sourcing are subject to change.]

Top Stories | March 2024

Broccolini Returning

Broccolini Returning

There was little to no broccolini in the market the past few weeks due to unseasonably cold weather in Salinas, which slowed growth and reduced yields. It’s slowly coming back, but expect supplies to remain tight.

Colored Peppers Pricey

Colored Peppers Pricey

Red, yellow, and orange bells are commanding higher prices due to their scarcity in the market. Again, cold weather is to blame, it’s taking the peppers much longer to ripen.

Castelfranco Demand Soars

Castelfranco Demand Soars

The good news is that Castelfranco is becoming extremely popular: Demand is up close to 250% from last year, which is terrific, but it means the market is tight right now. But growers are increasing plantings for late spring/summer months to accommodate orders.

Yellow Grape Tomatoes Tight

Yellow Grape Tomatoes Tight

Tomatoes are generally bouncing back from the cold weather a few weeks ago that negatively impacted Mexico tomato production. But yellow grape tomatoes are still very short and pricey; turn to orange grape tomatoes as an alternative.

Berries Bouncing Back

Berries Bouncing Back

The berry shortage that hit in mid February (just in time for Valentine’s Day, unfortunately) is finally improving. You can now find strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries back on the market—they’re not quite at full volume, but almost there.

Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Spring Specialty Produce Planner

Just in time for our menu planning, we’ve put together a Spring Specialty Produce Planning Guide! Based on arrival dates from previous years and ETA’s from our farm partners, these are our best predictions for our arrivals.