COVID-19 Update

Market Report

Market Alerts

Transition – The northward seasonal movement of major growing regions from Yuma, AZ to central California has begun. This typically lasts from mid-March through April, and row crops such as lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower and celery are more susceptible to supply disruptions and quality issues. 
Squash – Supplies continue to be limited for both Zucchini and Yellow in all parts of the country. Both Mexico and Florida are harvesting lighter than usual. Quality is fair, with wind scarring commonly reported, and pricing is higher than normal.
Cucumbers – Mexico’s extremely light harvest, coupled with widespread wind scarring on the Honduran imports, has kept supplies low and quality fair on all field-grown product.
Broccoli/Cauliflower – Heavy rains in Yuma last week have slowed harvests of both Broccoli and Cauliflower. Quality is fair on bulk product, with yellowing and internal decay reported, and pricing is higher than usual.
Avocados – Supplies are slowly improving, but pricing remains higher than normal, particularly on larger fruit. 
Green Grapes – Supplies will become limited over the next week and really have a steep fall off in 2 weeks. Supplies are expected to be a challenge through transition in mid April. Expect market prices to climb steadily.
Potatoes – Large size potatoes 40 count through 70 count and 10 oz #2 grade potatoes are scarce. Markets are active.
Lettuce – Rainfall this week has contributed to harvesting difficulties and small yields of Iceberg Lettuce. With the transition into Salinas just a few weeks away, quality and supplies in Yuma are expected to remain problematic as the month progresses. Quality is fair, with higher pricing. 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Kale – Quality is excellent, with full leaves and vibrant color.


Asparagus – All sizes of Asparagus are plentiful, with excellent quality.


Melons – Cantaloupe and Honeydew are great quality, with high sugar levels, color and shelf life.


Brussels Sprouts – Quality is very nice out of the Yuma harvest—the best of the past several weeks.


Apples – All seasonal varietals continue to be plentiful, with excellent quality.


Grapefruit – Texas and California are harvesting very nice quality fruit.

Weather Update

California – Heavy rain ending at the beginning of the week, seasonal temperatures.


Yuma AZ – Heavy rain ending at the beginning of the week, seasonal temperatures.


Mexico – Seasonal temperatures and precipitation in all growing regions.


Florida – Warm, dry conditions.

Ohio – Warmer temperatures, with rain at the end of the week.

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

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

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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

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

Citrus (Oranges): Quality is great, pricing is higher

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

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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

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

Grapes (Red): Quality is great, 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

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Lettuce Leaf (Tender): Quality is good, 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 higher

Onions: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Squash: Hard: quality is good, pricing is steady. Soft: quality is fair, pricing is higher

Tomatoes: Quality is fair, pricing is steady