Market Report

Market Alerts

Strawberries - Declines in yields are keeping markets firm.

Brussels Sprouts - Supplies continue to be tight coming out of Mexico. Market is still higher with fair quality.

Cilantro - Supply is limited and quality is fair, resulting in higher pricing. 

Citrus (Lemons) - Overall, quality is good, but supply is limited and markets are higher. The same goes with organic.

Lettuce (Iceberg) - Stronger markets are occurring both in northern and southern California for this commodity. Yields are being reported as being down do to soil diseases like sclerotinia and fusarium. Fringe and tip burn is also being reported. With schools starting up the first week in August, expect lettuce to be on the rise. Demand will be up.

Lettuce (Leaf) - This market is active on romaine. Green and red leaf are steady for now, but as we get closer to school’s opening, expect demand to rise. Fringe and tip burn is being reported in the fields as well as sclerotinia. Yields are less. Romaine hearts are more active as well. Expect to see the markets become more active on romaine and all leaf items as we head into August.

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Cauliflower

Celery

Green Onions 

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Weather Update

California – High pressure over the region steadily weakens through the rest of the week allowing the marine layer to slowly deepen and temps to cool away from the coast. Temps will remain near to slightly below normal.
Mexico – High pressure over the region steadily weakens through the rest of the week allowing the marine layer to slowly deepen and temps to cool away from the coast. Temps will remain near to slightly below normal.
Florida – Ample moisture, with onshore flow will bring light showers, numerous at times, drifting inland with the sea breeze.
Arizona - Chance for scattered thunderstorms today through Thursday morning, becoming more favorable and widespread Thursday evening into Saturday morning.
Ohio – Hot temperatures with some isolated thunderstorms. 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair on red & yellow, pricing is steady

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

Berries (Blueberries): Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Carrots: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Celery: Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Citrus (Lemons): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited. Same with organic.

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is limited on English

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited. Peeled shallot supply tight.

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

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

Green Onions: Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Kale: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

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

Onions: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Potatoes (Colored): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing higher, supply is limited on specialty