Market Report

Market Alerts

Avocado – Active market on 36’s and larger as well as # 2 grade fruit. New crop peaking on 60’s and smaller as well as #1 grade fruit. Demand remains strong and availability will be challenging for the next few weeks as suppliers attempt to replenish inventories with new crop out of Mexico.
Citrus (Limes) – Markets are active and firming up and expect prices to continue to climb weekly for the remainder of the month. Place orders with lead time.
Citrus (Oranges) – Valencia demand is getting stronger and markets are firming up. 113’s & 138’s are very tight, put orders in advance for better coverage. 
Lettuce (Leaf) - Romaine hearts continue to have light availability. This will continue all week. Romaine has been in better supplies compared to past weeks. All other leaf items will be available. Fringe and tip burn has been reported upon arrivals.
Pears – CA pears are limited on on 110 CT and smaller sizes. WA is starting on new crop Bartlett’s soon. Demand is keeping prices elevated.
Pineapples  – Crown fruit volume is down out of both coast with markets firming up. Crownless fruit supplies is improving. Quality is looking fair. Organics supplies are in better shape, need orders in advance.
Potatoes –  New crop Norkotahs have entered the market. Quality is excellent, number 2 stocks are limited and prices are elevated. Remaining Burbank storages are limited with below average quality.

 

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Arugula

Blueberries

Strawberries

Broccoli

Celery

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Grapes

Frisee

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Cherry & Grape Tomatoes

 

Weather Update

California – High pressure brings warmer temperatures and a shrinking marine layer along the coast into next week. Tropical moisture from the south may bring some thunderstorms to California early next week.
Mexico – Moist humid air brings showers and thunderstorms across Central Mexico this week becoming more isolated into the weekend.
Florida – A stagnant wet pattern over Florida will bring widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region into next week.
Ohio – Warm days, sun with clouds, and temperatures cooling down at night. 

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher, small fruit is limited

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Celery: Quality is great, pricing is lower

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

Citrus (Limes): Quality is poor, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

Grapes (Red): Quality is great, pricing is lower

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 lower

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

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

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

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

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

Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Pineapples: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

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

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

Squash: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady