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April 18th, 2024 Market Report

 Lettuce: Alert 

Lettuce markets are active. Multiple shippers have had problems harvesting quality product due to rains and cool weather in the Salinas. Anthracnose has arisen, causing quality issues. Currently, it is unclear the extent of the damage, but multiple shippers are experiencing yield problems. Quality is fair. 


Romaine markets are up. Currently, this commodity is being harvested in Huron and Salinas. There have been reports of discoloration. There is an AOG increase on all Romaine Value-added products. Quality is fair to good. 

Romaine Heart markets are up. Currently, this commodity is being harvested in Huron and Salinas. Shippers are seeing signs of disease pressure in the fields that have dropped their yields dramatically. Quality is fair. 

Green and Red Leaf markets are up. Currently, this commodity is being harvested in Huron and Salinas. Quality is good. 

Lettuce Tender Leaf: 

Arcadian, Arugula, Cilantro, Parsley, Spinach and Spring Mix markets are steady. Due to recent rain in Salinas, there will be some yellowing. Quality is fair to good. 


Markets are coming off. There is an AOG increase on all Broccoli Value-added products. Quality is good. 


Markets are up due to recent weather. Quality is good. 


Cello markets are steady out West and Georgia. Canada about done. Quality is good. 

Loose market is steady to up slightly on Mexican crossings, and about steady in Georgia. Quality is good. 

Value-add Snack Carrots are steady. Quality is good. 

Primo Weekly Market Update 4/18/24 


Markets are steady. Oxnard and Santa Maria are the main growing regions. Light seeder is being reported. Quality is good. 

Strawberries & Bush Berries: 

Strawberry markets are coming off. All growing areas should see an increase in product with clear weather the next few weeks. Quality is good. 

Raspberry markets are steady. Quality is good. 

Blueberries markets are steady to slightly lower from last week. Florida has ramped up volume and Georgia has also started in a small way. Quality is good. 

Blackberries markets are steady. There is some Georgia product becoming available in a light way. Quality is good. 


Market is very strong with limited arrivals from South America. Quality has been good on recent arrivals. 


The Potato market is at the bottom. 40ct through 70ct are tight with pricing firming up. Quality has been fair. 


The onion market is very strong. Pricing is up on the reds and expected to stay up for the next few weeks. Overall quality has been fair. Red Jumbo onions are very tight. Yellow Jumbo onions are starting to tighten up. 


Cucumber The market is about steady to slightly higher in Florida. Mexico is steady/ higher with light volume. Quality has good on inbound. 

Euro Cucumbers markets continue to trade near the bottom with some reports of only fair quality. Great quality cucumbers continue to bring a few dollars more. 

Primo Weekly Market Update 4/18/24 


The Green squash market is higher, but remains a pretty good value. We are seeing good quality in both Florida and Mexico. Yellow supplies are much lighter and that market is much stronger. We are seeing good quality. 


Quality Eggplant supply is improving in both Florida and Mexico. Markets are down. Quality is much improved. 


Green bells market is slightly higher with supplies in Florida in pretty good shape overall. Supplies on larger pepper are still bringing a premium. Quality on inbound has been good overall. 

Red Pepper markets hit bottom and are now rebounding. Quality has been sharp on recent inbounds. 

Chile Pepper Jalapeno peppers are very short in both Florida and Mexico. Costs are elevated. 


Basil: quality is fair to good. 


Orange markets are steady, but very tight. There is a peak in fruit production for 72ct and larger; 88/113/138ct are extremely scarce and will remain so until the end of the navel season. Due to low fruit set and rain events, fruit will continue to grow in size as the season progresses. Brix is between 12 and 14. Currently, there is no gassing. Quality is good. 

Lemon markets are steady on sizes 140ct and larger. Markets on sizes 165ct and smaller are up and extremely tight. Quality is good. 

Lime – With Cinco de Mayo less than 3 weeks away, look for demand to begin to pick up. Quality on limes has been pretty good overall with the occasional oil spots and a small amount of stylar. 

Primo Weekly Market Update 4/18/24 

Grapes: Alert 

Markets remain active. Imported grapes remain very tight through the end of the Chilean deal in early May. Mexico is expected to start in mid-May, according to shippers. Quality is good. 


The market on Rounds is steady from last week in Florida. Romas out of Mexico are stronger. Good quality out of both Florida and Mexico. Grape tomatoes are steady at the lower end and a good value. Cherry tomatoes are up slightly. 


Green Cartons: Markets are steady to a little higher. Quality has been sharp on product out of Texas and Florida 

Red Cartons: Markets are steady. Quality is good. 

Bagged Cabbage: Supplies are tightening out of Canada and costs are moving up reflecting the short supply. Quality is good. 

Market Alerts: 

The items listed below are either being prorated or are in short supply. 

1.) Red Jumbo Onions 

2.) Yellow Jumbo Onions 

3.) Idaho Potatoes 40ct-70ct 

4.) Special Chef Frying Potatoes 

5.) Red & Green Grapes 

6.) Snow & Snap peas 

7.) All Chile / Jalapeno peppers 

8.) Avocadoes 

9.) Lettuce 

10.) Romaine Hearts