Market Report

Market Alerts

Apples – The USDA Box Program continues to absorb much of the smaller, low-grade fruit; keeping prices firm. Galas remain snug along with Honeycrisp.
Bell Peppers – Stronger markets with transitions to new growing regions, small gaps.
Berries (Raspberries) – Will be in short supplies for the next few weeks as Mexico ramps down and we wait for Central Coast CA, to increase.
Berries (Strawberries) – Hot weather has caused an increase in volume while post holiday demand wanes. Quality on the fruit will be adversely affected during this heat. Expect bruising, full red fruit, and limited shelf life.
Carrots – Snack pack demand has tapered off while cello carrots still remain in good demand.
Citrus (Oranges) – Navel demand is very strong with supplies winding down. Opportunity buys on large sized fruit. Valencia’s are also available but limited on small sizes.
Grapes (Red) - Quality is nice out of Mexico. Price is slightly higher.
Grapes (Green) – Fair quality with much higher pricing and limited supply. 
Lettuce (Iceberg) – Quality is fair. Pinking,discoloration and puffiness being reported. Light supplies all week. Market is active.
Melons (Honeydew & Cantaloupe) – Markets remain active and supplies are very limited. Overall demand continues to increase. Mexico is winding down and the desert is just getting going. Unseasonably hot temps may setback the harvest this week. Excessive heat warning Wednesday through Friday.
Melons (Watermelon) - Market remains active and supplies are limited due to strong holiday pull. Growers holding off on harvest to let the fruit size up. Quality has been great on Mexican and domestic fruit.
Potatoes - Markets continue to rise on larger size 40ct-70ct. Consumer bags are in high demand and pushing prices higher along with smaller 100ct. Pricing will remain active.
Tomatoes – Florida production is winding down and the size profile is scaling down. Roma volume is increasing out of Mexico growing regions. Grape tomatoes will be tight through the first week of June.

 

 

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Avocados

Asparagus 

Blueberries

Strawberries

Watermelon

 

 

Weather Update

California – Currently experiencing very hot temps in the Salinas Valley for this time of year.
Mexico – Persistently warm through the end of the week with max temps ranging from 99 to 109 for all inland fields and into the 90s closer to the coast.
Florida – Expecting scattered light to moderate showers today through tomorrow. Then dry for the weekend with near normal temperatures.
Ohio – High temperatures, with rain midweek.

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

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

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

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

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

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

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Citrus (Oranges): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Grapes (Green): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

Green Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Melon (Watermelon): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Onions: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, 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

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is higher