Market Report

Market Alerts

Brussels Sprouts - Local supplies in the Salinas area are still extremely tight. Look for this market to be in demand exceeds supply through next week. Quality is fair.

Cilantro - Supply is limited and quality is fair, resulting in higher pricing. 

Citrus (Lemons) - Supplies out of Ventura County continue to limit domestic supplies. Pricing is higher on both Fancy and Choice grade fruit. We’re seeing better supplies on imports out of the east coast with good quality. Imports out West are looking to arrive at the end of the month.

Citrus (Seasonal Orange Varietals ) - Non-existent.

Cucumbers (English) - Quality is good, but supply is limited, resulting in higher pricing. 

Lettuce (Iceberg) - This market is stronger with all suppliers. Soil disease like sclerotinia continues to have growers losing yields. Tip and fringe burn are also being reported. Supplies will tighten up throughout this week. Demand will rise with the opening of schools in early August. This market looks to be active in the upcoming weeks.

Lettuce (Leaf) - Romaine as well as green and red leaf is active in the marketplace. Lower yields due to fringe and tip burn will cause less availability of the product. Demand will be up as well as increased business is inevitable with schools opening across the country. Currently, shippers continue to flex on romaine hearts so promote as much as possible.

Lettuce (Tender Leaf) - Heat wave the last couple of weeks has caused quality issues and lower yields on Cilantro. The market is up and supplies are extremely tight. Watch for this market to stay high the next couple of weeks.

Potatoes (Regular & Colored) - Several small packers have ended their seasons early causing an increase in demand of limited available stocks of storage crops. New crop norkotahs are expected to be harvest the week of August 16th.

Spinach (Organic) - Supply is nonexistent. 

Tomatoes (Specialty) - Limited supply & higher pricing. California continues to struggle with hot weather as another round of warm temps will hit growing regions this week. East coast volume is light but will pick up slowly over the next 2-3 weeks.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Asparagus

Berries (Blackberries & Blueberries)

Cabbage (Napa)

Cauliflower

Celery

Citrus (Orange)

Corn

Grapes (Green & Red)

Melon (Cantaloupe, Honeydew & Watermelon) 

Peppers, Green Bell 

Weather Update

California – A week ridge of high pressure from the east produces dry conditions with near to above normal temps, peaking on Friday, cooling slightly into the weekend.
Mexico – Isolated showers and thunderstorms are likely through the weekend. Temps are likely to continue to be near to slightly below normal this weekend.
Florida – Onshore flow from both coasts collides inland, bringing numerous rain showers. Expect partly cloudy skies for Friday and Saturday, with a precipitation probability of less than 30%.
Arizona - Brief warming and drying early to the mid-week before moisture and chance for storms return late week due to an increase in moisture associated with an inverted trof.
Ohio – Hot temperatures during the day with cooler nights. 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair on red & yellow, pricing is lower on green

Berries (Blackberries) : Quality is good, pricing is steady. Stock up on local!

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is fair, 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, supply is plentiful

Citrus (Lemons): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited. Same with organic.

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher on English

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 great, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Kale: Quality is good, 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. Organic spinach supply nonexistent.

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 steady

Onions: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is higher on summer

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing higher, supply is limited on specialty