Market Report

Market Alerts

Beans (Green Snipped) - Fair quality and limited supply making prices higher. 
Broccoli -
Market is coming off as demand has slowed during this holiday week. Quality is still fair. 
Brussels Sprouts - Market continues to go higher as supplies are tight with fair quality.  
Cauliflower - Supplies continue to tighten with lower yields in Salinas and Santa Maria. Yuma is slow to ramp up supplies. Supplies will be tight through November. Quality is fair. 
Citrus (Limes) - Supplies are still snug, as we transition to new growing regions. Markets are slightly backing off. Please place orders with lead time.
Lettuce (Iceberg) - Demand is beginning to fall off as we enter the holiday week. Expect shippers to be flexing the next few days with this commodity. Weights are better in Yuma. Quality is still fair. 
Lettuce (Leaf) - Romaine and romaine hearts continue to be in a demand exceeds supply situation. Green leaf
is moderate to light as well. Based on less demand that is occurring, most orders should be filled in its entirety. Labor issues in terms of lack there of will hinder multiple shippers for the rest of the year. Harvesting crews will be less. Romaine Hearts pricing is higher. Quality is fair all around. 
Melon (Cantaloupe) - It is inevitable industry will see lower yields, quality issues and an overall shortage of fruit mid-December into the front part of February due to storms and rainfall. 
Melon (Honeydew) - Growers in the desert region have concluded their 2020 season. Offshore arrivals are light and tight due to storms that hit Central America. We anticipate an active honeydew market post Thanksgiving. Quaity is fair. 
Tomatoes - Prices are adjusting to weakening demand, however tomato volumes will remain light for the next
couple of weeks until new operations begin harvesting in mid-December. Favorable weather in Mexico is helping crops rebound but quality varies with price. 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Apples (Local)

Asparagus

Avocado

Banana

Blackberries 

Blueberries

Raspberries

Celery

Citrus (Oranges)

Eggplant

Fennel

Green Onions

Kale

Onions

Potatoes

Potatoes (Colored

Potatoes (Sweet/Yam) 

 

Weather Update

California – Near to below normal temps expected. Winds to keep overnight lows above frost levels. Long range models look for temps to warm up the first week of December.
Mexico – Near seasonal day time highs through the weekend. Expect temps to be in the low 70s to low 80s with morning lows in the low to upper 40s.
Florida – Mostly dry conditions with warmer than normal temps through Saturday. Expect moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms late Sunday.
Arizona – Near seasonal temps this week with strong gusty winds Thursday into Friday. Gradual warming Saturday and Sunday with temps in the upper 70s.
Ohio – Seasonably cold with snow expected.

 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is plentiful

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is fair, pricing is lower

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Celery: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

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

Citrus (Oranges): Quality is good, pricing is lower, supply is plentiful

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is lower

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, supply is plentiful

Kale: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Lettuce Iceberg: Quality is fair, pricing is lower, supply is limited

Lettuce Leaf: Quality is fair, pricing is steady, supply is limited

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

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is fair, pricing is higher

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is fair, pricing is higher

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

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Potatoes: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is higher on winter

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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