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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 DECEMBER 10th, 2018

MARKETS TO WATCH: AT A GLANCE

 

 

Cranberries- Cranberry supply has tightened up.

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

Broccoli: Cold weather in Yuma is causing light supplies has this market in a demand exceeds supply situation.

Strawberries: Due to the recent rains, supplies are extremely limited. Market prices are up and quality will be a challenge.

Blackberries: Rain in Mexico is expected to slow down harvest. Limited supplies expected for the week.

Green Grapes: The California season will start to wind down. Market prices are higher and quality will need to be monitored.

Red Grapes: As we finish the California season, quality will need to be monitored closely.

Iceberg Lettuce: Demand far exceeds supplies. Cold weather has slowed growth.

Raspberries: Rain in Mexico is expected to slow growth and production through the week. Limited supplies are expected.

Leaf Lettuce: Demand far exceeds supplies. Cold weather has slowed growth.

English Cucumber: Demand once again exceeds supplies as the lack of sunlight has slowed local production.

East Coast Peppers: Freeze in Georgia and much cooler south through central Florida has limited supplies.

Cantaloupe: Availability and sizes remain limited as California and Arizona production decreases. Offshore supplies are light.

Honeydew: Supplies and sizes are limited this week as California and Arizona production decreases. Offshore fruit has started, but supplies are light.

Stone Fruit: Red Plums are done. Black plums will end in about 2 weeks. Cherries have started.

Tomatoes: There is a national shortage of tomatoes of which roma tomatoes are extremely short. As growing regions in Florida transition, and Mexico farms struggle against crop loss from weather related setbacks, markets continue to strengthen each week as demand continues to drive the market upward.

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