July 6th, 2023 Market Report
Lettuce markets are still strong with some shippers being sold out. Some shippers are seeing sclerotinia in the fields which is causing lower yields. The average weight of liner product is 37-41 pounds. Expect this market to be active throughout the week. Quality is fair to good.
– Romaine markets are steady. There have been reports of sclerotinia and slight fringe burn. Quality is fair to good.
– Romaine Heart markets are steady. Quality is fair to good.
– Green and Red Leaf markets are steady. There have been reports of sclerotinia and slight fringe burn. Quality is fair to good.
Lettuce Tender Leaf:
Parsley, Cilantro, Arugula, Spring Mix, and Spinach are in better supply. We are still seeing minor quality issues. Quality is fair.
Markets are active. There are AOG triggers on florets. Quality is fair to good.
Markets are active. Quality is fair to good.
– Cello and Loose markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Value-add Snack Carrots are steady. Quality is good.
Markets are very active and most shippers are sold out. There have been fewer supplies of this commodity this week, causing a stronger market for it. Production in Salinas is moderate to light. The situation in Southern California is similar. The quality is fair with seeders still an issue. The escalation of value-added product will continue through the week.
Strawberries & Bush Berries:
– Strawberry markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Raspberry markets are still active, the industry-wide shortage is beginning to ease up. The amount of Baja fruit crossing has been moderate. Due to previously cooler weather, California is still coming on slowly. Quality is fair to good.
– Blueberries markets are coming off. Quality is good.
– Blackberries markets are coming down. Quality is fair to good.
The potato market is strong and very tight. 40-80CT are tight. #2 Idaho’s are getting very tight. Quality has been fair. New crop should start shipping August 7th.
The onion market is stable. Overall quality is fair to good.
– Cucumber market is steady. Quality is good.
– Euro cucumbers markets are steady. Quality is fair to good.
– Green bells market is steady. Quality is good.
– Red Pepper markets are slightly up. Quality is good.
– Basil: We are still seeing minor quality issues. Overall, quality is fair to good.
– Orange markets are steady with good supplies. Quality is good.
– Lemon markets are still up out West. We have started Import Lemons on 115, 140 and 165ct choice fruit. Quality is good.
– Lime Strong demand last week, and early this week continue to push the market up. While Mexico continues to have rain predicted every day for the past two weeks now, and for the next two weeks, it just hasn’t been happening. The lime trees desperately need rain as the drought continues to put additional strain on them. Sizing continues to peak at the 175/200ct sizes, and yields have been drastically reduced due to the lack of rain as well. Overall quality is starting to suffer as we are seeing some additional skin breakdown and occasional stylar that is being graded out at the packing sheds. We have seen an increase in the amount of US #2 product. Unfortunately, until there is significant rainfall for several days, we will continue to see similar conditions.
Grape markets are steady.
As Quincy winds down, the eastern supply is lighter. Similar out west, Western Mexico finishing by the end of the month. Baja volume and quality are improving. Once North Carolina Mountain region and North California crops get going in early July, we should expect steady to moderate supply.
– Green Cartons: Markets are steady. Quality has been good.
– Red Cartons: Markets are steady. Quality has been good.
– Bagged Cabbage: Markets are steady. Quality is good.
The items listed below are being prorated by Shippers.
1.) Gold beets
2.) White potatoes
3.) Red potatoes
4.) Yellow potatoes