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Market Report for the week of January 14, 2019

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Blueberries will be in peak supply until late January. Quality has been very nice on the import fruit. Strawberries will be in decent supply this week. Certain growing areas are still experiencing lighter volumes than expected, so pricing has not dropped as much as we had hoped. It might be mid to late-January before pricing slides. Quality is nice. Blackberries and Raspberries will continue to be in tighter supply this week with higher pricing. Cooler weather in the growing region is having an impact on supplies. Quality is nice. Clementine...

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Market Report for the week of January 7, 2019

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Strawberry supplies will begin to improve in mid-January, and pricing will begin to slide down towards normal level for this time of year. Growing areas are beginning to experience better weather so the yields will improve. Quality on all fruit has been nice. Blueberry supplies are excellent right now, and quality is very nice. Raspberry and Blackberry supplies will become more limited this week as colder weather dipped in the growing areas. Look for pricing to increase. Asparagus pricing should be steady this week in time to add to your...

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Market Report for the week of December 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! What a wonderful time of year for spending time with family, friends and co-workers.  A reminder our office and warehouse will be closed at noon on Monday December 24 and 31, Closed all day on the 25th and 26th so our employees can have time to spend with their families. Cavalier Produce would like to thank you for your continued support and partnership throughout 2018, and wish you much joy, happiness and blessings for 2019. GOOD NEWS! Cello Iceberg Lettuce volumes have improved greatly, with prices...

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Market Report for the week of December 17, 2019

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Holiday Hours: Office closed at noon on December 24. Office and Warehouse CLOSED on December 25-26 Office closed at noon on December 31 Office and Warehouse CLOSED on January 1 ALERT! The news on Strawberries isn’t looking good this week. The market will continue to be very tight with Mexican and Florida supplies less than expected. Cooler weather in the growing regions has slowed production. California strawberries are still a couple weeks away from harvest so expect much higher pricing until volumes improve. ALERT! Collard Greens will...

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A look back at 2018!

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This is such a busy time for us and for our partners. We’re hoping you have a prosperous holiday season and a restorative new year! With 2018 coming to a close, we wanted to take some time to look back at some of our Chef and Vendor Spotlights from this past year–a mix of fine dining and casual chefs, plus award-winning products proudly made right here in Virginia! Vendors Sorghum Sauce Back Pocket Provisions JQ Dickinson Saltworks Chefs Shawn Matijevich, 411 York Kyle Krieger, Les Cochon d’Or Harrison Keevil, Keevil Kitchen...

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Market Report for the week of December 10, 2018

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Some exciting varieties of Citrus are coming into season mid-December. Cara Cara Oranges, Blood Oranges and Pummelos. After that we will expect Minneola Tangelos will be available. Stem and Leaf Mandarin Oranges are looking great now. ALERT! Strawberries continue to be tight from multiple growing regions. Pricing will be higher until at least mid-December when we expect supplies from Florida to improve. Quality has been nice. ALERT! Raspberries will also continue to be very tight this week. Yields were less than expected from the growing...

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Market Report for the week of December 3, 2018

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The FDA has cleared all Romaine, Romaine Heart and Baby Romaine Lettuces for shipping and consumption from the winter growing regions of Yuma, AZ, the Imperial and Coachella Valley areas of Southern California, Mexico, Florida and any greenhouse-grown Romaine Lettuce products. Moving forward, packers are working to comply with the new recommendation from the FDA to have the growing region and harvest date noted on the packaging. Cavalier has Spring Mix, Whole Head Romaine and Romaine Hearts in stock and ready to ship. Chopped Romaine will be...

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Chef Spotlight: Shawn Matijevich, 411 York

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Chef Shawn Matijevich started cooking as a teen and continued on into The Navy. After working under acclaimed chefs like David Burke and Bryan Voltaggio, Matijevich took the helm at Four Eleven York in Norfolk. Here, Shawn shares his journey and culinary philosophy. 1. Tell me about your background. I noticed you have culinary experience from your time in the Navy. How did that experience inform the kind of chef you are today? I started working in the kitchen at my mom’s suggestion when I was a young teenager.  I was planning on getting...

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Market Report for the week of November 19, 2018

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After weeks of not picking Hass Avocados, prices have skyrocketed. There has been a breakthrough in negotiations and the grower strike has ended, but it will take time for the supply chain to refill. It may take until early December before we see prices come back down. ALERT! Strawberry supplies are extremely tight. Pricing has jumped significantly and will continue to climb this week. We are in a transitional period as growing regions are finishing in some areas, and haven’t begun harvesting in others. ALERT! Green Beans are very...

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Mid-week market report for the week of November 12, 2018

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Avocado harvest resumes in Mexico by Chris Koger – The Packer   Workers are harvesting avocados in Mexico again, more than two weeks after a growers’ strike dried up exports to the U.S. APEAM, the group that represents packers of avocados for export markets, announced the agreement with growers on Nov. 14. Jim Donovan, senior vice president of global sourcing for Mission Produce, Oxnard, Calif., confirmed the agreement Nov. 14. “(The) industry is harvesting today,” Donovan said in an e-mail. While the harvest has started,...

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