Market Report

Market Alerts

Transition – The movement of major growing areas from California to points as far south as Yuma Arizona is underway, and will continue through late November. This is a time when certain crops are more susceptible to disruptions in supply and quality. 

Cauliflower – Supplies remain light on Heads and Florets during field transition. Pricing is higher than normal, with fair to good quality reported.
Lettuce – Quality has improved on head lettuces, however supplies continue to be very light. Pricing is higher than normal.
Celery – Quality is good, but pricing is higher than normal due to a combination of increased seasonal demand and field transition.
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. 
Green Beans – Field transition from Georgia to Florida, and cooler than normal weather, has tightened supplies. Quality is fair and pricing is higher on all green bean products, including value added items.

A Peek at Peak Seasons

Apples – Apple season is in full swing, including short-season varietals.
Sweet Potatoes – This year’s crop looks to be much improved from 2018. Excellent quality and good supplies.
Cold-Weather Citrus – New crop Navel Oranges are now available, along with Mandarins and Grapefruit. Blood Oranges and other winter varietals are just around the corner.
Kiwi – Supplies for the fall/winter season look very good, with excellent texture and ripeness reported.
Autumn Squash – Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti and other hard squashes are now in season.
Raspberries – Quality is excellent on the Mexico harvest, with plentiful supplies and good pricing.
Pears – All fall varietals are now available. Bosc, Anjou and more—ask your sales rep for recommendations.

Weather Update

California: Temperatures continue to cool in most growing regions, with a return of marine layer moisture in the coastal areas.
Yuma AZ: Warm, dry conditions with gusty winds.
Mexico: Cooler temperatures and precipitation in the Central region, seasonal temps in the North.
Florida: Colder, wetter weather expected most of the week.

Ohio: Seasonal temperatures with clouds and some sun. 

Commodities at a Glance

Apples: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Asparagus: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Avocado: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Bell Peppers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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

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

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

Berries (Strawberries): Quality is good, pricing is lower

Broccoli: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Brussels Sprouts: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Carrots: Quality is great, pricing is steady

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

Celery: Quality is good, pricing is higher

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

Citrus (Limes): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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

Cucumbers: Quality is good, pricing is higher

Eggplant: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Garlic: Quality is good, pricing is steady

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

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

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 higher, supply is limited

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

Melon (Cantaloupe): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Melon (Honeydew): Quality is fair, pricing is higher, supply is limited

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 fair, pricing is steady

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

Potatoes (Colored): Quality is good, pricing is higher, supply is limited

Squash: Quality is good, pricing is steady

Tomatoes: Quality is good, pricing is steady