Market Report

Market Alerts

Berries (Blackberries & Raspberries)  – Heat has caused quality and yields to plummet. The market is in a demand exceeds supply situation.
Broccoli & Cauliflower - The recent round of record setting heat will continue to hamper quality. Look for yields and quality to be affected as harvesters continue to identify and discard product showing signs of bad quality.
Citrus (Lemons) - Steady supplies out of the Coastal District. Markets are active and firm on fancy grade. Choice market is still looking steady. Higher pricing on Organic. 
Citrus (Limes) - Markets 200’s and smaller is leveling off. 175’s and larger are still holding firm with light supplies. Quality is fair. Please place orders with lead time.
Citrus (Oranges) – Valencia supplies on 88/113/138’s are very limited. Better supplies on 72’s and larger. Markets are active on both grades and quality is fair. Please put orders in advance for better coverage.
Grapes (Green & Red) - Market is trending up post holiday pull. Last weeks heatwave will impact quality and shelf life. Good availability this week on all sizes.
Lettuce (Iceberg) - This market is stronger as yields have been lessened due to excessive temperatures in the growing regions. Common defects include puffiness and discoloration seen upon arrivals. Supplies look to be moderate at best for the entire week.
Lettuce (Leaf) - Romaine as well as all leaf items are active in the marketplace. Romaine hearts continues to be in a demand exceeds supply situation. This will continue for the entire week. Expect to see fringe and tip burn on all leaf items as these are common defects being reported. Supplies will be moderate to light throughout the week.
Lettuce (Tender Leaf) - Markets have turned higher with the recent round of heat causing lower yields and sub par quality.
Stone Fruit - Another week or two of production before we conclude the domestic season. Peach are pretty much done, nectarine tapering off quickly and plums will have another few weeks of production.

 

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Asparagus

Blueberries

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage (Napa)

Celery

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel 

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Potatoes (Colored

Summer Squash

Specialty Tomatoes

Weather Update

California – High pressure weakens as the tail end of a cold front moves into Northern California. The deep marine layer continues to push well inland with morning drizzle each morning. Gradual warming begins next week.
Mexico – Seasonal temperatures along with scattered showers and thunderstorms look to continue across Central Mexico into next week.
Florida – After a couple of days of heavy rains across the Florida Peninsula. Hurricane Sally moved ashore this morning near the Alabama/Florida border with strong winds and flooding rains across Northern Florida. Sally looks to track northeastward across southeastern Alabama and portions of Georgia and into South Carolina, dumping heavy precipitation across the entire region.
Ohio – Cooler temperatures with sun. 

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady. Organic quality is fair.

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Berries (Blueberries): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

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

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

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is higher

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

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

Citrus (Lemons): Quality is good, pricing is steady. Higher pricing on organic.

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

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 good, pricing is steady

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 fair, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is great, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

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

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

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

Potatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is higher on summer

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is limited

Tomatoes: Quality is fair to good, pricing is higher