Market Report

Market Alerts

Asparagus – Supplies have dramatically decreased, due to the recent prolonged cold weather in both Mexico’s and Peru’s growing regions. Quality is good, but pricing is higher than normal.

Tomatoes – High pricing and fair quality is expected to continue through mid-to-late January for most varietals as Mexico recovers from recent severe weather and flooding.

Lettuce – Cold, wet weather and overnight plant icing in Yuma, Arizona has impacted quality and supplies of all head lettuces, and increased pricing on Iceberg specifically.

Broccoli/Cauliflower – The cold and wet weather in Yuma has also impacted quality and slowed the harvest of Broccoli and Cauliflower. Bruising and discoloration are most commonly reported. Pricing is higher.

Arugula – Supplies of Arugula are very limited, again due to the cold wet weather in primary growing regions. Quality is fair, pricing is higher, and orders may be shorted. Consider using Spring Mix, Arcadian Blend or Spinach as alternatives.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Cantaloupe – The Central American crop is in full swing, with excellent sugar levels, color and shelf life.

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

Cold-Weather Citrus – Specialty Citrus is now available in most markets. Blood Oranges, Mandarins, Cara Cara, Buddha's Hand and more — ask your sales rep for recommendations.

Blackberries – Quality is very nice and supplies are abundant.

Strawberries – All growing regions are harvesting very good quality fruit.

Eggplant – Ideal growing conditions for Eggplant in both South Florida and Mexico are yielding abundant supplies and very good quality.

Blueberries – Quality is very nice and pricing is good on imports from Mexico and South America.

Weather Update

California: Cooler temperatures and light rain in Central and Southern California.

Yuma AZ: Unseasonably cold temperatures and overnight plant icing continue, with very strong winds.

Mexico: Seasonal temperatures in the Central growing region, cooler to the north.

Florida: Warm, humid conditions expected most of the week.

Ohio: Warmer temperatures with rain. Snow possible late in the week. 

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Berries (Strawberries): Quality is good, pricing is lower

Broccoli: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Green Onions: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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, supply is limited

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is great, pricing is lower

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is good, pricing is lower

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

Onions: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

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

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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