Market Report

Market Alerts

Broccoli/Cauliflower – Market prices are creeping up on the back half of the week. Harvest has seen a slight increase, but we expect limited supplies over the next 2 weeks. Increases are incremental and fluctuate. 
Lettuce – Field transition has affected lettuce quality. Iceberg and Romaine are fair at best, with insect damage and browning reported. Pricing is higher than normal.
Strawberries – Recent very warm weather in central California has affected quality, with some bruising and short shelf life reported. 
Potatoes – The situation with Idaho potatoes in particular has deteriorated further, with low yields and some outright crop failure due to extremely cold weather over the past few weeks. Supplies will be very limited on all sizes all winter long, with higher pricing and fair quality.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Autumn Squash – Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti and other specialty hard squashes are now in season.
Cold Weather Citrus – New crop Navel Oranges are now available, along with Mandarins and Grapefruit. Other winter varietals are just around the corner.
Apples – Apple season is in full swing, including short-season varietals like Jonagold.
Pears – All fall varietals are now available.
Kiwi – Supplies for the fall/winter season look very good, with excellent texture and ripeness reported.
Raspberries – Quality is excellent on the Mexico harvest, with plentiful supplies and good pricing. 

Weather Update

California: Extremely strong winds in the southern and desert regions continue. Temperatures are cooling in the central inland regions.
Mexico: Seasonal temperatures and precipitation in all growing regions.
Florida: Very warm, dry conditions most of the week.

Ohio: Cold and cloudy, with showers at the beginning of the week.

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Berries (Blackberries) : Quality is good, pricing is steady

Berries (Blueberries): Quality is good, pricing is higher

Berries (Raspberries): Quality is great, pricing is steady

Berries (Strawberries): Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is fair, pricing is steady, supply is limited

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Citrus (Lemons): Quality is good, pricing is lower

Citrus (Limes): Quality is good, pricing is steady

Citrus (Oranges): Quality is fair, pricing is lower

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Grapes (Green): Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Grapes (Red): Quality is good, pricing is steady

Green Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Kale: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Lettuce Iceberg: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Lettuce Leaf (Tender): Quality is good, pricing is steady

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Melon (Watermelon): Quality is good, pricing is steady

Onions: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Potatoes (Colored): Quality is good, pricing is steady

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady