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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 JANUARY 14th, 2019

MARKETS TO WATCH: AT A GLANCE

 

Offshore Stone Fruit: Delays at the port of entry is holding supplies at bay. Prices remain firm.

Hothouse Tomato: Demand far exceeds supplies on all sizes and packs of hothouse tomatoes.

Grapes Red: Supplies are limited as delays at the port of entry are having a big impact on availability.

Grapes Green: Green grapes are extremely limited due to the delays at the port of entry.

Zucchini Green & Yellow: Very tight supplies.

Onions: White Onions market is very active with limited supplies. The yellow onion market has finally gotten some strength.

Wild Mushrooms: Weather in BC continues to be a major problem. Cold weather has stalled the start of BC Hedgehogs, Yellowfeet and Black Trumpets. We should see improvements as soon as it warms up.

Apples: We are experiencing extremely limited supplies of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples. The market is extremely active.

East Coast Eggplant: Supplies of fancy grade product is drying up.

East Coast Cucumbers: Lack of supply coming from Mexico is causing prices to rise on import cucumbers.

Raspberries: Adverse weather has reduced crop yields

East Coast Peppers: Extremely tight supplies and getting tighter.

Cantaloupe: Availability and sizes remain limited as Mexico struggles to start. Offshore supplies are light.

Honeydew: Supplies and sizes are limited this week as Mexico struggles to start. Offshore fruit has started, but supplies are light.

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