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Market Report

Market Alerts

Asparagus - The Asparagus market is going up as we head into the 4th of July holiday. Supplies are tightening as the domestic season winds down and as new crop production has not reached full capacity in Central Mexico.

Brussels Sprouts - Mexico’s harvest continues to be lighter than in recent weeks. Market continues to be higher, however, quality is good.

Citrus (Seasonal Orange Varietals) - Supply is non existent. 

Lettuce (Iceberg) - The heat wave in Central California will affect lettuce quality and yields quickly. Market pricing will rise over the next week or two, and quality issues such as misshapen heads, insect activity and shorter shelf life are expected in a similar timeline. 

Lettuce (Leaf) - The heat wave in Central California will affect lettuce quality and yields quickly. Market pricing will rise over the next week or two, and quality issues such as tip burn, dehydration, insect activity and shorter shelf life are expected in a similar timeline.

Melon (Honeydew) - Quality is very good, with high Brix sugar levels. The heat wave is also affecting the Sonora Valley crop, which is expected to tighten supplies and affect quality in the coming weeks.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Blackberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Strawberries

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Green Onions

Pineapples

 

Weather Update

California – Heat wave reaches and sustains its peak starting today and lasting through Sunday. Expect triple digits in some areas with overnight lows above average.
Mexico – Mostly dry weather through Thursday. However on Friday through Sunday, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms become more likely.
Florida – High pressure sets in with southwesterly flow dominating Florida, as a low pressure center moves off the east coast pulling winds over the peninsula. Readily available moisture, daytime convective heating, and onshore flow will bring steady rain fall through midweek.
Arizona - Record breaking heat with afternoon highs 10-15 degrees above normal through Saturday.
Ohio – Warm days and cooler nights, with scattered thunderstorms and rain. 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Asparagus: Quality is great, pricing is higher

Avocado: Quality is fair, pricing is steady

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 great, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is fair, pricing is higher

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is fair on grape/cherry & pricing is higher with limited supply