Market Update – August 2021

Top Five Alerts

01. Squash

Yellow squash supply is short in Western region. Zucchini supply is moderate with sourcing difficulty for larger sizing. 

02. Bell Peppers

Red and yellow bells are short in the East. Moderate supplies in the West, with strong demand. 

03. Lemons

California supplies are light due to damage from wind and rainfall.

04. Melons

Cantaloupe is experiencing a slight decline in supply with strong demand. Honeydew market remains steady.

05. Mushrooms

Market is experiencing challenges with freight, labor, and supply. These issues are expected to last through the end of the year.

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
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Citrus
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple

Recipe of the Month

Veggie Feta Pasta

Roasted Veggie Pasta with Feta is a perfect, easy meal bursting with flavor. This dish is great for dinner on those hot summer nights by the pool. Try it out and tag us in all your pasta photos on Instagram @firstqualityproduce.



  • 6oz block of feta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, thin wedges 
  • 1 large zucchini, half moon cut 
  • 1 bell pepper diced 
  • 2 tbs. olive oil 
  • 2 cups arugula 
  • 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice 
  • Salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Place all cut ingredients on a sheet pan with feta block in the center. 

Drizzle feta with olive oil. 

Bake for 15 minutes.


Prepare your favorite pasta and set aside in a large bowl.


Once vegetables and feta are done. Stir the feta in the pasta, then gently combine the vegetables and arugula into the dish.


Finish it off with some fresh lemon juice!

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