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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 August 19th, 2019



Apples: Golden Delicious apples are gapping in Washington; Ginger Golds are expected to be available next week.

Brussels Sprouts: Brussels Sprouts market continues to get stronger as fields are gapping and producing low yields due to internal decay.

Blackberries: Tight supplies continue through the end of this week, with only fair quality.

Cherries: Washington cherries are nearly done for the season. This will be the last week.

Imported Cilantro: Cilantro is in a demand exceed situation. The recent weather has hurt the yields out of the fields.

Baking Potatoes: Markets will remain active over the next 3-4 weeks. Supplies will be limited; especially larger sizes.

Onions: Markets will be dropping as the Pacific Northwest starts up for the season while California and New Mexico wind down.

Potatoes Red & Yellow: Markets remain active with heavy demand and low volume. Late August expected to see improving production with new crop starting.

Avocado: California and Peruvian production is tapering off. Season will wrap up in the next few weeks. We are seeing a stronger market on Mexican fruit with California and Peru season coming to an end.

Gold Pineapples: Pineapple supplies will continue be tight through mid-September.

Imported Stone Fruit: Smaller size fruit will become limited as school demand continues to pick up.

Strawberries: Quality levels are still marginal out of all areas