Supplies are starting to improve on both coast with larger sizes becoming more available as new fields open up. Markets are holding steady.
Mexico continues to produce good supplies keeping the markets lower.
Supplies are improving and Georgia production is ramping up.
BerriesBlackberries, Blue, and Raspberries
Blackberries: Quality and availability has declined due to the recent heat wave in CA. Imports out of Mexico are expected to arrive around mid October. Blueberries: Domestic supplies out of the pacific Northwest are winding down leaving Chilean and Central Mexico to fuel the current demand. Raspberries: California and Central Mexico supplies are expected to hold steady over the coming weeks to keep the market flat.
Expect an uptick in the market as the recent rain and heat wave in California has heavily impacted yields.
Broccoli: The recent heat wave in California has reduced supplies. Expect an uptick in the market. Cauliflower: Supply is fair out of the central valley of CA as rain and the recent heat have impacted this commodity as well.
The market and supplies are steady from last week. Southern California has the best availability right now.
HerbsCilantro, Parsley, Green Onion
Green Onions remain extremely limited due to hot weather in Mexico. Additionally the rain has caused reduced yields as well.
Production continues out of multiple growing regions (MI, NY, and GA) keeping the market steady.
Georgia supplies continue to improve with steady markets.
Supplies are lighter on all melon varieties and quality remains good.
CitrusLemons, Limes, Oranges
Lemons: Supplies out of Oxnard/Ventura County, CA are coming to a close. Expect supply to be light for the next few weeks until other regions out of CA and Arizona come online. Limes: Inclement weather continues to reduced quality and availability. Markets are elevated. Oranges: All sizes continue to be limited on steady markets.
Supplies in the northeast are winding down and transitioning south. Georgia production is right around the corner. The market is slightly higher than last week. Colored bells remain very limited but relief is expected in the next few weeks.
Iceberg: Demand continues to be strong on this commodity while yields are lower due to fusarium and INSV. Leaf: Markets are higher on Romaine, Red, and Green leaves. California growing regions continue to battle reduced yields and quality. Tender Leaf: Supplies are fair given the recent heat wave. The market continues to hold steady from last week.
Supplies remain good on both varieties out of California.
Supplies continue to ramp up out of the northwest with supers still the most limited.
The market is finding relief as availability continues to improve on all sizes.
Supplies remain plentiful out east with good quality. Georgia supplies are in the mix as well.
Markets are lower as Georgia and North Carolina have started. Expect this to carry into next week.
Nectarines have basically finished. Peaches are expected to carry on till the end of September and Plums are expected to last till October.
NC and TN continue to wind down. Luckily, Quincy FL was not impacted by Hurricane Ian which is key growing region until central FL ramps up. Growers in the central regions will assess the damage this week. Expect upward pressure on the markets.