Market Report

Market Alerts

Green Beans (Snipped) – Expect higher pricing with limited availability due to fair quality. 
Cilantro - Fair quality is prevalent due to extreme weather conditions, resulting in limited supply. 
Citrus (Grapefruit) - Higher pricing and limited supply due to transition of growing regions. Organic is affected as well. 
Citrus (Oranges) – We’re almost to transition time from Valencia’s to Navels. Majority of shippers to start Navels in the next few weeks. Current markets are still holding strong. Quality is still looking tired. Please keep sending orders in advance. 
Lettuce (Iceberg) - This market has softened as production in Huron has begun. Escalated pricing is in effect on value added lettuce items. Supplies in Salinas continues to be scarred with soil disease, misshapen heads, lightweights and decay being seen upon arrivals. Huron production is cleaner with weight averaging 38-41 pounds. Production in Yuma is expected to begin the first week in November. 
Lettuce (Leaf) - We continue to be in a demand exceeds supply situation on romaine as well as all leaf items.
Escalated pricing on value added items are in effect. Tip and fringe burn, discoloration of leaves, and decay have been reported upon arrivals. Expect strong markets throughout the month of October. Yuma will begin production  approximately the second week of November.
Watermelon - Market is higher. Good availability on Mexican seedless as well as mini seedless. Quality on Mexican watermelon is good.
Tomatoes - Eastern transition has began in Florida and South Georgia but quality is mixed as operations work through crops exposed to hurricane systems from months ago. California is winding down quickly also due to extreme temps throughout the summer. Mexico has began crossing new fruit but color has been very light this week with much being sent into warming rooms to color up usable product. Low round supply has raised demand for romas which are also in transition. Grape and cherry tomato production is also light due to transition. Supply will begin to build over the next 7 to 10 days with markets easing as supply picks up the first week of November.

 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Apples

Arugula

Avocado

Bananas

Blackberries 

Raspberries

Cabbage (Napa)

Carrots

Celery

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel

Garlic

Green Onions

Melon (Cantaloupe)

Melon (Honeydew)

Onions

Bell Peppers

Potatoes

Potatoes (Colored

Squash (Summer) 

 

Weather Update

California – High pressure continues to dominate the region as low pressure systems bring brief cool downs as they get pushed to the north.
Mexico – Near seasonal temperatures along with isolated showers continue into next week.
Florida – Slightly above normal temperatures with a few stray showers over central and northern counties late this week..
Ohio – Seasonal temperatures with clouds and some sun. Temperatures dropping at night, with snow possible Sunday. 

 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is fair, pricing is lower

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

Citrus (Lemons): Quality is good, pricing is steady. Fair quality on organic.

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

Citrus (Oranges): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited, especially on small fruit.

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 steady, 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 steady

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

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

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

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is limited, especially crownless

Potatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is lower on summer

Stone Fruit: Quality is good, pricing is steady, supply is limited

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