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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 May 21st, 2019

MARKETS TO WATCH: AT A GLANCE

 

Green Peppers: Supplies are very tight.

Cauliflower: Yields are way down due to the wet weather in the Salinas Valley the last few months.

Celery: Supplies remain extremely limited and markets are at historical high prices. 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 are limited, quality is fair and prices are high. Expect high amber color and occasional soft berries.

Stone Fruit: California fruit continues this week. Light volumes of peaches, nectarines apricots and cherries are available. Market prices are getting better, but are still high.

Apples: We are experiencing extremely limited supplies of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples. Food service sizes (125ct, 138ct) are getting harder to come by. The market is extremely active. Chilean imported Galas are set to arrive in 1-2 weeks.

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