Produce Market Report

Market Update – October 3rd, 2013.

Tomatoes
Origin: Mexico / California


Tomato market has improved slightly with better supply.

Roma market is very strong with light supplies.

Avocados
Origin: California / Mexico


Market is very strong as we are just a couple more weeks away from the end of the California Avocado season. Mexico is now ramping up with more volume coming in every week. Mexican avocado quality is good.

Artichokes
Origin: California


Market is steady and quality is good.

Onions
Origin: California


Yellow Onion market slightly stronger with good supply.

Red onion market is steady with good supply.

Melons
Origin: California / Arizona


Cantaloupe market is very active with lighter supplies.

Honeydew is steady with good supply.

Mixed melons are now very short with some varieties no longer available.

Watermelon


Market is up, supplies are good.

Pineapple
Origin: Costa Rica / Mexico


Market is steady with good supply.

Citrus
Origin: California


Lemon market has continued to maintain extremely high prices with market still very tight. Local production is improving but very slowly. We should see some relief soon!

Orange market is very active as we near the end of the Valencia season. Navels are two to three weeks away. Supplies are dwindling.

Texas Valencia’s will be available soon.

Lime (Mexico) market is steady with good supply.

Potatoes
Origin: Idaho


Market is improving as we continue harvesting new crop. Very little old crop left.

Grapes
Origin: California


Market is stronger supplies steady out of California.

Berries
Origin: California / Mexico


Strawberry market is slightly stronger with good supply.

Raspberry-Blackberries…market is moving up as we begin to transition. Supplies are good.

Blueberries: market is stronger with lighter supplies.

Stone Fruit
Origin: California


All varieties are winding down with much lighter supplies.

Iceberg & Leaf
Origin: California


Iceberg is very active with markets moving up as supplies dwindle with good demand. End of the Salinas season is very close.

Romaine, Greenleaf, Redleaf…all leaf items..market is slightly active with good supply.

Cilantro….market steady with good supply.

Asparagus
Origin: Peru / California


Market is steady but may begin to get slightly stronger with lighter supplies out of Mexico.

Broccoli – Cauliflower - Celery
Origin: California


Broccoli is extremely short with market pricing going through the roof! Demand remains very good creating “sold out” end of day. Could remain this way through the transition.



Cauliflower market is getting stronger and may move up more next week. Supply is light.

Celery market is steady with good supply.

Red cabbage market is steady with good supply.

Green cabbage market coming off slowly with good supply.

Vegetables
Origin: California / Mexico


Italian & Yellow squash market is steady with good supply.

Cucumbers market is slightly stronger with good supply.

Blue Lake Bean ….supplies are light and market is strong.

Eggplant …market steady, supplies are good.

Hot House Cucumbers…market stronger, good supply.

Bell Peppers
Origin: California / Mexico


Red bell market is strong with light supplies, should improve soon.

Green bells steady with good supply.

Pumpkins


Pumpkins are now available. Get them early, before the season runs out!

Enjoy your weekend!