Market Update – September 2021

Top Five Alerts

01. Squash

Yellow squash is experiencing short supply in the East. West supply is still extremely limited. Not as extreme for supply on zucchini. Both markets are very active.

02. Limes

Expect tight supply for larger sizing. The rain is reducing volumes.

03. Blueberries

California supply is beginning to run short. Retail seems to be swallowing them up. Market expecting to increase. 

04. Melons

With domestic season coming to an end, supplies are short.

05. Strawberries

While the demand is remaining strong, due to hotter weather in Northern California, some extra supply has been tossed.

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
  • Pineapple

Recipe of the Month

Fresh Pico De Gallo

Pico de gallo is easy to make and a crowd favorite. There is nothing better than snacking on some fresh pico by the pool. This week we are sharing our very own pico recipe, made with just 5 ingredients in hopes you make this perfect Labor Day snack. Be sure to tag us in all your pico photos @firstqualityproduce on Instagram!



  • 1 red onion diced 
  • 2 jalapenos diced
  • 4 tomatoes diced 
  • Fresh cilantro diced
  • 2 limes for fresh lime juice


Dice all ingredients and toss in a bowl

Squeeze the juice of 2 limes over everything and gently mix


Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

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