Market Report

Market Alerts

Brussels Sprouts - Mexico’s harvest continues to be lighter than in recent weeks. Market continues to be higher, however, quality is good.

Citrus (Lemons & Organic Lemons) - Field transition from the Central Valley to Ventura is limiting supplies briefly. Pricing is higher. Quality is good. 

Citrus (Oranges) - The Navel season is coming to an end, with 72 CT and larger sizes most available. The Valencia crop is ramping up slowly. Quality is fair and pricing is higher.

Melon (Honeydew) - Honeydew markets remain strong and supply is limited. Size structure peaking on larger sized fruit. Quality is good and brix as well.

Tomatoes (Rounds, Romas, Grape/Cherry) - Production continues to be light during Mexico and Florida seasonal field transition. South Carolina’s harvest has begun and California has begun harvesting in a light way. Quality is good from new growing areas. Grape and Roma tomatoes are very short and pricing is expected to remain higher than normal throughout June.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Asparagus

Banana

Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries) 

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Eggplant 

Grapes (Green & Red) 

Kale

Lettuce (Iceberg, Romaine, Romaine Hearts) 

Onions

Pineapples

Spinach (Baby & Teen)  

Weather Update

California – Steady warming returns on Thursday and by the weekend we should be seeing mostly 80s to mid 90s in the southern part of the Salinas Valley.
Mexico – Isolated showers through tomorrow and then isolated to scattered showers from Friday through the weekend as humid air moves into the region.
Florida – Local high pressure settles in over the peninsula with a partial clearing over the forecast area. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms for Belle Glade and Naples for the weekend.
Arizona - Strong gusty winds up to 35-40 mph with temps at or below seasonal averages due to a passing upper level low. Afternoon highs from the low 90s to 101 degrees the next couple of days.
Ohio – Hot days and cooler nights, with clouds and sun. 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Asparagus: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is lower on green

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

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

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

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

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

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, 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

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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 great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Lettuce Iceberg: Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

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

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

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

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 great, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Potatoes (Colored): Quality is good, pricing is higher

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is fair on grape/cherry, pricing is higher