Produce Market trends:
Labor Day is the last big summer produce holiday of the year so look for a big push from your neighborhood grocery store or supermarket. Right now the crop of locally grown red seedless watermelons is in good supply so don't be surprised to see the lowest price all season on red seedless watermelons from your local fresh grocer. Also, the California grape crop continues in full swing. Look for continuing low prices on red, green, and black seedless grapes for the near future. California soft fruit (peaches, nectarines, and plums) is beginning to wind down a bit. That being said, it continues to be healthy and plentiful and the prices should remain low for the coming weeks. California melons like honeydew and cantaloupe remain plentiful, healthy, and relatively inexpensive. Furthermore, the supply of autumn produce continues to increase. Look for dropping prices of prune plums, loose apples, bagged apples, caramel apples, and fall squash like acorn, spaghetti, and butternut.
Lastly, the supply of imported citrus is building. Look for lower prices on Navel Oranges and Minneola Tangerines in the coming weeks.