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August 3, 2018 – Higher–than–average daytime and nighttime temperatures in the Salinas Valley have caused industry–wide heat–related defects in commodity and value–added items. Romaine products have been hardest hit; warmer temperatures are causing internal burn, insect pressure, and seeder. Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal averages over the next several days, which will help improve quality.

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MARKET UPDATE FOR February 24, 2020




 Chinese Peeled Garlic: Peeled garlic supplies are very short with pricing skyrocketing. Expect markets to remain strong well into April. 

Avocados: With inventories depleted and supplies diminishing rapidly, the industry remains in a demand exceeds supply situation. 

Florida/Mexican Tomatoes: Supply short. Market elevated. Supply critical. Adverse weather has greatly reduced harvest schedules and crossings from Mexico. Product is very limited. Elevated market expected through March. Demand exceeds supply. Contract triggers are in place on 5x6 and 6x6 sizes. 

Blueberries: Look for higher pricing and lighter availability on this item. 

Strawberries: Increased production in California should result in lower market pricing across the board in all areas. 

Raspberries: The recent rains are reducing yields on raspberries. 

Green Grapes: Good supplies for the next 2-3 weeks then arrivals will slow down. 

Red Grapes: Spot buy opportunities and good volumes are expected for the next 2-3 weeks. 

California Oranges: Small size Navels (113/138’s) continue to be limited. Larger sizes are plentiful. 

Potatoes: Some lots may exhibit peepers and light mold. Demand very active in all regions. Markets are climbing. Larger size 40 count through 80ct are limited in supplies. Cool weather is slowing production. Markets are rising on red potatoes. 

Onions: Some lots showing translucency. Recommended to store onions in a cool (36-45 degrees), dark, dry, and well-ventilated area to extend shelf life and preserve quality. White onions winding down in the Pacific northwest. 

Zucchini: Extremely light supplies continue this week and the situation is not expected to get any better next week.