Market Report

Market Alerts

Avocados – Supplies out of Mexico continue to be very tight, driving pricing to extreme highs in many markets. Quality is good on what little product is available.
Celery –Very light harvests out of Mexico and Central California continue to keep pricing high. Quality is fair, with abnormally leafy tops and seeder reported. The situation is expected to continue through the month of June. Avoid use where possible.
Lettuce – A short planting gap and extreme temperatures in Central California have slowed the harvest of head lettuces, including Iceberg, Romaine and Leaf. Quality is fair, and pricing is higher than normal. 
Bell Peppers – Excessive heat in the Southeast has tightened supplies of Green Bell Peppers. Quality is fair, and pricing is slightly higher than normal.
Strawberries – Supplies remain tight, from the recent rain and heat in Central California. Quality is fair, with short shelf life and decay most commonly reported. Pricing is higher. 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Grapes – Quality is excellent out of California’s Coachella Valley.
Stone Fruit – California Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots and Plums are all available – ask your sales rep for recommendations!
Kale – Quality is very nice, with full bunches and vibrant color reported.
Squash – Quality and pricing are great on Zucchini.
Asparagus –Mexico and Peru are harvesting excellent quality in all sizes.
Watermelon – The Mexican and Southwestern U.S. harvest is yielding great quality with high sugar levels.
Specialty Melons – Juan Canary, Casaba and Crenshaw melons are starting to be harvested. Ask your sales rep for availability.

Weather Update

California: Temperatures colder than normal most of the week, with morning drizzle in most major growing areas.
Mexico: Warmer temperatures and scattered thunderstorms in the Central and Northern regions.
Southeastern U.S.: Very warm, humid conditions with widespread thunderstorms.

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, 125 CT and smaller sizes will be less available through summer

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is extremely high

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair to good, pricing is higher

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is improving, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Celery: Quality is fair, pricing is very high

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Eggplant: Quality is fair to good, pricing is higher

Garlic: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Grapes (Green): Quality is good, 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

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

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

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

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

Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is good, pricing is higher on larger sizes

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 steady