Market Update – July 2021

For a little over three months, the First Quality Produce team has been working around the clock on refreshing the brand. We are thrilled to finally share with the public what we have been working on. You may have noticed our new logo—this is just one piece of the puzzle. On July 26th, our new website will go live to the public, and the history of FQP and much more will be showcased. Be on the lookout for more updates!

Top Five Alerts

01. Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes specifically are seeing a limited supply.

02. Honeydew

Due to intense heat, supplies are light domestically and sizing is running small.

03. Mushrooms

Issues with supply, labor, and freight are expected for the next few months.

04. Stone Fruit

With extreme heat wave, harvest time is limited and issues with damage occurring due to it not being cooled down fast enough.

05. Lemons

Demand is greater than supply and supplies are expected to be tight domestically for the next few weeks.

What's in Season?

See below for details

In Season Produce:

  • Asparagus
  • Beans-Green
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Red / Green / Yellow
  • Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Berries
  • Strawberries
  • Stone Fruit
  • Citrus
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple

Recipe of the Month

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect side dish for your Fourth of July BBQs! With fresh produce and a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette to top it off, it is a crowd favorite. Be sure to tag us in all your salad photos on Instagram @firstqualityproduce!


  • 2 Packages of Spinach
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion
  • 8 oz of Strawberries (quartered)
  • 1 Cup Candied Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Feta Crumbles
  • 1 Large Avocado

For Dressing:

  • 3 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove Minced
  • 1/2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tbs. Strawberry Jam
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Shake Up!

Dress salad, toss, and serve!

Happy Fourth of July!

On behalf of the First Quality family, we wish you and your loved ones a Happy Fourth of July. We remember those who worked tirelessly to ensure a better future for generations to come. Enjoy the fireworks and stay safe!

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