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September 4- September 10, 2022

Lettuce:  

Lettuce Market conditions have weakened for all shippers.  Salinas continues to produce lower yields than normal due to fusarium and INSV.  Value-added lettuce items continue to increase.  Quality is fair.

Leaf:  

  • Romaine markets are firm.  Fringe and tip burns, as well as mildew and decay, have been reported upon arrival.  Quality is fair.
  • Romaine Heart markets are firm.  Fringe and tip burns, as well as mildew and decay, have been reported upon arrival.  Quality is fair.
  • Green and Red Leaf markets are firm.  Fringe and tip burns, as well as mildew and decay, have been reported upon arrival.  Quality is fair.

Broccoli:

Broccoli markets are active.  Expect supplies to start becoming tighter as we move through the current heat wave.  Look for the market to continue to rise moving into the weekend.  Quality is fair to good.

Cauliflower:

Cauliflower markets are active.  Expect supplies to start becoming tighter as we move through the current heat wave.  Look for the market to continue to rise moving into the weekend.  Quality is fair to good.

Carrots: 

  • Carrot markets for Cello and Loose are steady.  Quality is good.
  • Jumbo‚Äôs out West are steady. Mexican jumbos are steady. Canadian product is starting to become available but the price is still elevated.  Quality is good.
  • Value-add snack carrots are steady.  Quality is good.

Celery:

Celery markets are steady.  Quality is good.

Strawberries & Bush Berries:  

  • Strawberries markets are steady.  Salinas and Watsonville are reaching the end of their plant-growing cycles.  The current heat wave is affecting the quality of all berry varieties.  Quality has been fair to good.
  • Blackberry, Raspberry, and Blueberry are active.  Quality is fair to good.

Potatoes:

The potato market is still extremely tight as we are just starting to get into new crop, seeing increases on all potatoes. Quality has been fair to good. 

Onions:

The onion Market is getting unseasonably tight due to intense heat in the northwest. There is a national shortage situation. Canadian product is becoming available but price is elevated due to excessive rains creating a lower harvest. Quality is good.

Cucumbers:

Cucumber market is steady. Quality has been good

Peppers:

  • Green bells have been steady. Quality has been good. 
  • Red Pepper markets are still active.  Quality has been fair with product coming in under color.    

Citrus

  • Orange markets are still tight on all sizes and expected to be throughout the season.  Quality is fair to good.
  • Lemon markets are steady.  Quality has been fair to good.
  • Limes-quality continues to be compromised by weather including consistent rain, heat, and humidity. Crossings are elevated although there is a decline in #1 fruit.

Tomatoes:

East coast supply of round and Roma tomatoes are expected to be on the lighter side until the fall crops begin Mid-October.  Supplies out of Northern California are steady.  Grape supply is good in all regions with the exception of a few quality issues in the East.