June 8th, 2023 Market Report
Lettuce markets are slightly up. Average weights range between 40 to 44 pounds. Slight misshapen heads and outer leaf discoloration have been reported, but minimal. Quality is good.
– Romaine markets are steady. Slight fringe burn has been reported, but it is minimal. Quality is good.
– Romaine Heart markets are slightly up. Quality is good.
– Green and Red Leaf markets are steady. Slight fringe burn has been reported, but it is minimal. Quality is good.
Lettuce Tender Leaf:
– Curly & Italian Parsley are still very tight due to the heavy rains they had a couple months ago. The product in Salinas is still behind schedule. Over the next week, shippers hope the weather in the Salinas Valley warms up and growth improves. Quality is fair.
– Cilantro has become tight. Quality is fair.
– Arugula is in good supply. Quality is fair to good.
– Spring Mix is in good supply. Quality is fair to good.
– Spinach is in good supply. Quality is fair.
Broccoli markets are slightly up. Quality is fair to good.
Markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Cello and Loose markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Value-add Snack Carrots are steady. Quality is good.
Markets on Celery are steady, but still tight. All value-added items will continue to be subject to fourth-tier escalation. Seeder will continue to be an issue for shippers. Quality is fair to good.
Strawberries & Bush Berries:
– Strawberry markets are steady with plenty of supplies available. Quality is good.
– Raspberry markets are still active. Due to declining Mexican production and delayed West Coast California harvests, supplies are very limited. Most shippers only covering contracts and previous commitments, markets are elevated. Quality is fair to good.
– Blueberries markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Blackberries markets are still active. California’s cold weather is delaying fruit maturation. Central Mexico is trending downward rapidly. Late this week, Georgia will begin to produce small numbers. The overall availability is very low. We should see better numbers the week of June 25th. Quality is fair.
The potato market is strong and very tight. 40ct-80ct have been hit the hardest. Quality is fair to good.
The onion market is very unstable. Pricing has been fluctuating day by day. Overall quality is good.
– Cucumber market is steady. Quality is good.
– Euro cucumbers markets are steady at the bottom. Quality is good.
– Green bells markets are steady. Quality is good.
– Red Pepper markets are up. Quality is good.
– Basil: We are still seeing minor quality issues. Overall, quality is fair to good.
– Orange markets are still up and are tight on small fruit with significantly less volume. Val’s have started, but volume is very light. Quality is good.
– Lemon markets are still up. Small fruit is tight due to the past rain increasing fruit size. Import lemons have started and we will transition into them next week. Quality is good.
– Limes are steady
Grapes are starting to trickle in, pricing is still elevated until more product becomes available.
The markets are firm. The eastern supply has shifted to Quincy and South Carolina. Quality is fair with first picks, but is expected to improve. In Nogales, volume has slowed down, while in Baja, volume and quality have improved significantly. The North California tomato season is expected to start by the first week of July, while the crop in the east will move to Tennessee and North Carolina. In June, you can expect adequate supplies.
– Green Cartons: Markets are stable. Quality has been good.
– Red Cartons: Markets are stable. Quality has been good.
– Bagged Cabbage: Markets are stable. Quality is good.
The items listed below are being prorated by Shippers.
1.) Red & Green grapes
2.) Chipperbec potatoes
3.) Radishes all pack sizes
4.) Brussel Sprouts
5.) Brussel Sprouts Halved 2/5lb & 4/5lb
6.) Brussel Sprouts Shaved 5/2lb
7.) Gold beets
8.) White chef potatoes