Market Report

Market Alerts

Potatoes – The storage crop for Idaho bakers is coming to an end over the next few weeks. Pricing is higher on most sizes. Quality is good to fair, with sprouting and bruising the most common defects.
Apples – The storage crop is coming to an end, with Granny Smith, Fuji and Gala becoming less available. Sizes may be substituted during the month of August. Golden Delicious in particular are very scarce. 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Locally Grown – The local growing season for most of the U.S. is heating up. Be sure to ask your sales rep for recommendations!
Tomatoes – The summer growing season is in full swing. Locally grown product is available.
Stone Fruit – Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots and Plums are all available and great quality.
Grapes – Quality is once again excellent on all sizes of California Red and Green Grapes.
Blueberries – Michigan, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest are all harvesting great quality berries.
Sweet Corn – It’s peak season for White, Yellow and Bi-color Corn. Quality and pricing are great!
Watermelon – It’s also peak season for seeded and seedless melons.
Melon – California Cantaloupe and Honeydew melons are at a peak, with very nice quality and great sugar levels.

Weather Update

California: Very warm temperatures early in the week, followed by cooling, with seasonal moisture.
Mexico: Isolated thunderstorms and seasonal temperatures in all major growing regions.
Southeastern U.S.: Above-average temperatures and daily showers/thunderstorms in most of the region.

Ohio: Seasonal temperatures with thunderstorms mid week. 

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08.19.19 Market Reports / Monique Bienvenue with BeeSweet Citrus

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, certain varietals may be less available

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is high

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is higher on Colored Bells

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is fair to good, pricing is higher

Carrots: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Eggplant: Quality is fair to good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

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 good, pricing is steady

Lettuce Iceberg: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is good, pricing is slightly higher on Romaine Hearts

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

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

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

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

Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is fair to good, pricing is higher

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady