July 11 – Market Alert – Lettuce, Avocados, Asparagus, Strawberries

Shortages continue for the following items: Lettuces/Romaine All lettuce markets are active and supply is short. The Salinas Valley saw excessive rain at the end of May and  record heat a few weeks ago.   There are …

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Market Update – Papaya Advisory

Royal’s papaya inventory is NOT from Mexico and is NOT affected by the current advisory. CDC: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and …

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Market Alert – West Coast Fruits/Vegetables & Avocados

Avocados  Mexico Field prices continue to rise. As of this morning, prices have jumped 7 to 8 dollars per case. Current Mexican crop no longer has sufficient volume to meet demand. We anticipate shortages for …

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Mexico – U.S. Tariffs Situation

Mexican government officials are meeting in Washington this week to discuss tariffs. Mexico is the top export market for U.S. corn and pork, and Mexico supplies one out of three fresh fruits and vegetables consumed …

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Market Alert – Pineapple Quality Issues     

The pineapple growing regions of Costa Rica and Mexico have seen extended periods of record setting heat and dry weather and unfortunately the extended forecast calls for more of the same. Because of the extremes …

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Easter Holiday – Royal will be closed Sunday, April 21

There will be no deliveries on Easter Sunday. You may call and place orders as usual. For non-stock prep orders delivered on Monday 4/22,  the order must be placed by noon Friday 4/19. For further …

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March 22 – Market Alert – Celery

Celery supplies affected by weather, demand exceeds supply. Expect market to be active for 2-3 more weeks.

Celery demand exceeds supply.  More rain this week in California.  Weekend showers anticipated in Salinas, Oxnard and Santa Maria. Weather is warming up in Yuma and Mexico. Low production numbers with fair quality. Discoloration, insect …

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March 4 – Market Alert

Broccoli – Broccolini – Cauliflower – Celery Both products are in extremely short supply due to cold wet weather. Growers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand. Green beans and asparagus are …

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January 4 – Chile Pepper Alert

Expect higher than average prices and lower supplies. Dear Valued Customers, In Mexico This past fall, the main growing region in Mexico for chile peppers received massive amounts of rain. The rain affected plants that …

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December 14 – Strawberry Alert

Dear Valued Customers, California has experienced substantial rain in early December. Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard growers have all been affected. Additionally, Mexico saw some rain in the berry growing regions which has slowed down …

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