Total ad numbers this week were 295,124, a 5% increase from last week's 311,864. The total for the same week last year was 3% higher than for this year.
The total number of ads broken out by commodity groups: fruit 158,950 (54% of all ads), onions and potatoes 23,278 (8%), vegetables 108,836 (37%), herbs 463, ornamentals 3,079, and hemp 518. The number of ads for organic produce was 38,514, 13% of total ads.
The following are the prices of major advertised items (3,000 plus stores) this week, compared to the same week last year. Significant increases in price for fruit this week included avocados at 52%, mangos at 50%, red seedless grapes at 25%, and blueberries (1 pint) at 21%.
Significant decreases included only raspberries at 21%. Significant increases for onions and potatoes this week included only a 23% increase for yellow onions (3 lb bag). There were no significant decreases. Significant increases in price for vegetables this week included Roma tomatoes at 23% and zucchini at 12%. There were no significant decreases.