Market Report

Market Alerts

Berries (Blackberries & Raspberries)  – Heat stressed plants are not producing as original estimates had shown. Quality is marginal, we look for markets to stay firm.
Berries (Strawberries) - Lower yields and damaged fruit has caused markets to tighten up drastically. Cooler weather and smoke are also slowing production as well.
Broccoli & Cauliflower - Recent heat waves have caused quality issues and lower yields. Supplies are tight, and quality is poor to fair. 
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 (Oranges) – Valencia supplies on 88/113/138’s continue to be 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.
Cucumbers (English) - Higher markets with fair quality. Supplies are limited. 
Lettuce (Iceberg) - This market is active with all shippers. Fair quality at best is being reported. Some common defects include sun scaulding, decay, brown butts, discoloration and misshapen heads. These are all issues the growers are dealing with daily. Expect light supplies throughout the week.
Lettuce (Leaf) - Romaine as well as all leaf items continues to be light in availability. Romaine will escalate for all value added items having this commodity. Romaine hearts will continue to be in a ‘demand exceeds supply’ situation for the week, minimum. Tip and fringe burn, brown leaves, and discoloration are common complaints seen upon arrivals on romaine as well as all leaf items.
Melon (Cantaloupe & Honeydew) - Demand exceeds supply. Market is active an supplies are limited. Potential gap in the coming weeks. Quality is great! Strong retail and USDA program adding pressure and driving the market up.
Bell Peppers (Green) - Small transition to Stockton fields on greens causing higher pricing. 
Squash (Summer) - Heat damage from starting a few weeks back affecting quality, lower supplies out of Baja and local crops finishing are forcing stronger markets for next 10-14 days. Higher pricing on summer. 
Tomatoes (Grape/Cherry) - The market is moving upward as fields work past peak season. Weeks of heat in the western growing regions have affected yields while rain and wind in the east are disrupting harvests schedules and affecting blooms. 

 

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Apples (Local)

Asparagus

Brussels Sprouts

Celery

Eggplant

 Onions

Potatoes

Potatoes (Colored

 

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. Fair quality & high pricing on organic.

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