Eastern Canada's Market Update

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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 MARCH 18th, 2019

MARKETS TO WATCH: AT A GLANCE

 

Celery: The celery market is very active. Poor weather has slowed the growth of this commodity. Demand exceeds supplies. Triggered pricing is in place on contracts as well as with value added items.

Green Grapes: Supplies on green grapes will become a challenge by April.

Limes: Fewer inbounds coming from Mexico, and rain in the growing regions with high demand has driven prices up this week. Active prices across the board on all sizes.

East Coast Peppers: Supplies are getting very tight, quality is only fair.

Strawberries: The strawberry market in all three current growing regions will be on the rise with limited availability through the end of the month. All Strawberry production will be coming from California by the end of March.

East Coast Eggplant: Very light supplies and poor quality.

Onions: Demand is active in the pacific north­west region. Markets are on the rise.

Leaf: Poor weather is creating fair product quality at best with blister and peel.

Potatoes: Russet 60 count and larger limited out of Idaho.

Apples: We are experiencing extremely limited supplies of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples. The market is extremely active. Chilean imported Galas are set to arrive in 1-2 weeks.

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