Market Report

Market Alerts

Limes – Due to extended dry conditions in Mexico’s Lime growing regions, supplies have tightened on all sizes. Quality is fair, but pricing is expected to remain higher than normal for several weeks.
Broccoli – Recent heat in Salinas Valley CA has shortened supplies. Quality is fair, and pricing is higher than normal on Crowns and Florets.
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 fair, with sprouting and bruising the most common issues.
Apples – The storage crop is coming to an end, with Granny Smith and Fuji becoming less available. Sizes may be substituted. Golden Delicious in particular are very scarce. 
Strawberries – Quality is fair due to unfavorably hot and wet growing conditions. Pricing is higher and supply is limited. 

 

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!
Green Bell Peppers – Harvests out of multiple growing regions are yielding excellent quality and pricing. 
Pears – Pear season has started and is yielding very nice quality out of the West.
Grapes – California continues to harvest quality product in all sizes and varietals, with excellent texture and sugar levels.
Summer Squash – Quality and pricing are excellent, with locally grown product available in most regions.
Red & Yukon Potatoes – New crop is showing great quality and plentiful supply.
Melon – Cantaloupe and Honeydew melons are at a peak, with very nice quality and great sugar levels.

Weather Update

California: Seasonally warm temperatures in all major growing areas, and coastal moisture.
Mexico: Seasonally warm temperatures and precipitation.
Southeastern U.S.: A potential tropical disturbance may bring wind and heavy rains to the southern half of the state.

Ohio: Warm days and cooler nights. 

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09.05.19 Market Reports / Aaron Aliotti from Fresh-Link Produce

Commodities at a Glance

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

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is lower

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

Berries (Blueberries): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Berries (Raspberries): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Berries (Strawberries): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is fair, pricing is lower

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is fair, pricing is steady, supply is limited

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, except Romaine is fair. Pricing is steady

Lettuce Leaf (Tender): Quality is good, 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 steady

Onions: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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 higher