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Peak This Week

What's In Season, How To Tell It's Ripe, Recipes & More

With so many produce options, we want to help highlight what's in season and at its prime, and what's not. Peak This Week is your guide to fruits and veggies, updated weekly!

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In Season/At Peak
In Season/At Peak
Hard Squash

The regional harvest of hard squash has begun in earnest. Look for Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, Spaghetti Squash and other favorites. This is the perfect time of the year to cook them up and enjoy!

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Upcoming Peak
Upcoming Peak
California Clementines and Navel Oranges

The official forecasts are out and it looks like we'll be seeing domestically grown clementines in the first couple of weeks of October. Supplies will be light so prices should stay firm. The first of the season California navel oranges are expected to be harvested the last week of October.

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Out of Season
Soft Fruit

Supplies of soft fruit from California and Washington, along with peaches from Colorado, are drying up. In the next few weeks we will see fewer and fewer domestic peaches, nectarines and plums.

Areas to Watch
Grapefruit

California grapefruit supplies are all but gone — Texas is not yet producing. We are seeing the near non-existence of domestic grapefruit. There is imported product available but it is slightly more expensive.