Market Report

Market Alerts

Berries (Raspberries) – Raspberries are in very short supply. Look for this trend to continue through the week.
Berries (Strawberries) – Good demand is still in place for limited amounts of fruit resulting in higher pricing. Look for this trend to stay in place until the second week of August when new crop Santa Maria fruit is expected to begin to produce in volume. 
Citrus (Limes) – Markets are active and firming up and expect prices to continue to climb weekly for the remainder of the month. Fair quality reported with limited availability. Place orders with lead time.
Pears – Supplies of Washington pears have been depleted. New Crop WA Bartletts will be available August 22nd. New Crop Bartlett Pears have started California. Expect higher pricing.
Potatoes –  Fair quality with higher pricing. Limited supplies of supplies of 40 CT - 70 CT on the market. USDA box demand has tightened up availability on non-a sized russets. New crop Washington norkotahs are available. Early Idaho new crop potatoes will be available August 3rd.

 

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Blueberries

Broccoli 

Carrots

Cucumbers

Grapes

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Summer Squash 

 

 

Weather Update

California – Typical summer pattern continues of deep marine layer in the morning clearing to the coast in the afternoon.
Mexico – Isolated showers and thunderstorms with seasonal temperatures look to continue across Central Mexico into next week.
Florida – Rainfall totals from Isaias were in the 1-2 inch range, with plenty of moisture the rest of the week bringing daily scattered showers this week.
Ohio – Seasonal temperatures with thunderstorms.

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is limited

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Bell Peppers: Quality on red & yellow is fair with limited supply and higher pricing

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, supply is limited

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

Broccoli: Quality is great, pricing is lower

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Celery: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Green Onions: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Lettuce Iceberg: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

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

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

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 good, pricing lower on summer

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady