News and Alerts


  • January 22, 2016
    FREEDOM FRESH HAS NOT HANDLED ANY OF THE DOLE FRESH VEGETABLES AFFECTED BY THE RECALL. It appears that Dole Fresh Vegetables is withdrawing all packaged salads produced at their Springfield, OH facility from the market. The product may be linked to a multistate Listeria outbreak in the Northeast and Midwest. Products from Dole's other facilities are not affected by this incident. Again, Freedom Fresh has not been affected this recall.
  • January 11, 2016
    Due to recent weather patterns and transitioning crops, the watermelon market remains extremely short. The Florida crop finished earlier than expected due to the heat wave over the last 4 weeks. This has placed an increased demand on offshore fruit that currently cannot meet the market’s needs. We expect this shortage to continue for the next 4-6 weeks. Offshore crops are producing smaller fruit that is more readily available for consumers. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales Representative or Customer Service at (305) 715 – 5730.
  • January 7, 2016
    Demand continues to exceed supply for bananas coming out of the tropics. The shortage will continue for at least 2 to 3 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales Representative or Customer Service at (305) 715 – 5730.


Market Information

  • The Source - January 28, 2016
    Squash will remain extremely limited with much higher prices. Bad weather will have an impact on quality in the weeks to follow.
  • The Source - January 25, 2016
    Celery is steady, but escalated pricing continues to be in effect. Due to the cool temperatures and the rain in the Oxnard growing region, some celery may experience soft spots on stock, epidermal peel bowing and leafy tops.
  • The Source - January 21, 2016
    Strawberries, Bell Peppers, Lettuce Leaf and Squash remain extremely limited. Possible substitutions for these items include blueberries, holland peppers, rapini and zucchini.
  • The Outlook - January 20, 2016
  • The Source - January 18, 2016
    Severe damage from cool weather and winter storms cause many delays in production for most commodities.
  • The Source - January 14, 2016
    Seedless watermelon supplies continue to be very short with higher pricing and demand exceeding supply. Conditions will remain this way at least until the end of the month.
  • The Source - January 11, 2016
    Markets continue to be tight for squash, watermelon, red grapes and bananas. On the brighter side, cauliflower, kale and zucchini are slowly beginning to become more readily available.
  • The Source - January 7, 2016
    Demand exceeds supply for strawberries. California’s Southern growing district has experienced significant rainfall over the past several days and total precipitation will exceed 3.00’ in some areas. Production has been disrupted as harvests are being delayed and/or cancelled due to weather and lack of ripe fruit.
  • The Source - January 4, 2016
    Asparagus: Extremely limited supplies in an active market.
  • The Outlook - January 4, 2016