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Market Report

Market Alerts

Strawberries – The recent cold, wet weather in southern California has significantly affected supplies and quality. Pricing is higher. Quality issues from water damage include softness, bruising and short shelf life. Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries are better quality options.

Tomatoes – Higher tomato pricing is expected for the remainder of December. The recent storms, wind and cold weather in southern California and Baja have drastically decreased supplies. The Florida crop is harvesting well, but not enough acreage to offset the Western shortfall. Quality is fair. 

Green Beans – Snipped green bean supply is struggling due to poor growing region weather. Quality is poor, pricing is higher, and demand is exceeding supply. 

Cucumbers – Supplies of field-grown Cucumbers are light in all growing regions due to field transition. Quality is good, but pricing is higher. 

Green Grapes – Quality of Green Grapes is fair at best, due to the transition from domestic to Peruvian and Mexican product. Pricing is slightly higher than normal.

Red Peppers – Pricing continues to be higher than normal on Red Bell Peppers, with good quality reported.

Potatoes – Supplies will be limited on all sizes of Idaho potatoes throughout the winter, with slightly higher pricing than normal and fair to good quality. 

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Apples – Apple season is in full swing, including short-season varietals.

Sweet Potatoes – The fall crop is at its peak, with excellent quality and availability.

Cold-Weather Citrus – Blood Oranges are now available, along with Mandarins, Grapefruit, Cara Cara and Navel oranges.  

Hard Squash – All cold-weather squashes are available—from Butternut and Spaghetti to Delicata and Carnival. Ask your sales rep for recommendations!

Brussels Sprouts – Just in time for holiday menus, quality on Brussels is much improved.

Pears – All fall varietals are now available. Bosc, Anjou and more—ask your sales rep for recommendations.

Asparagus – Quality is excellent on the Peruvian and Mexican crops.  Quality is very good.

Weather Update

California: Conditions will dry out and warm up throughout the week.
Yuma AZ: Seasonal temperatures and breezy conditions.
Mexico: Seasonal temperatures and mostly dry conditions.
Florida: Seasonal temperatures and mostly dry conditions.

Ohio: Snow early in the week, with dry conditions towards the end of the week.  

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Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

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

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is lower

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Cauliflower: Quality is fair, pricing is lower

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Grapes (Green): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Grapes (Red): Quality is good, pricing is higher

Green Onions: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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 lower, supply is limited

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

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

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is good, pricing is lower

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

Onions: Quality is great, pricing is steady

Pears: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Pineapples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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