Supplies are tighter as Mexico transitions from Baja to Central Mexico. In addition, recent rain has caused low numbers out of central Mexico to start. Standard and Larger sizing have the best availability with XL and Jumbo very limited.
Markets are higher due to low supplies out Mexico and Peru.
Georgia producing good supplies and quality North Carolina should start to ramp up over the next few weeks.
BerriesBlackberries, Blue, and Raspberries
Blackberries: Good supplies continue out of California. Georgia and North Carolina continue to produce fair numbers as well. Blueberries: Strong demand out west is keeping the market higher. Crop is in transition from California and to the Pacific Northwest. Raspberries: Steady supplies out of California is keeping the market flat.
Similar to Raspberries, steady supplies with lower demand is keeping the market flat.
Broccoli: California supplies are holding steady as of now. Reports of a heat wave in Salinas and Santa Maria will impact future yields and the market. Cauliflower: Supplies have improved due to warmer weather. The market continues to be steady.
Supplies are fair to good out of California. 24 count has the best availability right now.
HerbsCilantro, Parsley, Green Onion
Green Onion supplies continue to be steady with steady markets.
Holiday pull for the 4th of July is putting upward pressure on the market.
Georgia is starting to wind down leaving demand on North Carolina. Markets are slightly up from last week.
Cantaloupe: California and Arizona are producing good numbers. Smaller fruit is more limited. Honeydew: Similar to loupes, California and Arizona are in good supply. Larger fruit have the best availability. Watermelon: Supplies out of Mexico have finished. Supplies out of Southern California continue to ramp up. Expect 4th July to impact future markets.
CitrusLemons, Limes, Oranges
Lemons: California growing regions are producing good numbers for now. In the next couple weeks each region will be peaking on large and small fruit causing choice grade fruit to run the market and fancy fruit to be elevated. Limes: Markets are fairly steady for now. More rain is expected in Veracruz Mexico which will reduce yields and put pressure on the market starting next week. Oranges: Supplies on smaller sized fruit have slightly improved. Valencia's are now the primary variety available.
The Georgia heat is reducing yields and shelf life on Green bells. Growers are expecting the season to end earlier than expected. North Carolina has started but numbers are light. Markets are up from last week.
Iceberg: Markets are higher as the California heat has reduced yields. Shippers still reporting discoloration, misshaped heads, and brown butts. Leaf: Similar to Iceberg, the CA heat is reducing yields on all leaf items. Expect this to hold till the end of the month. Tender Leaf: Supplies are steady with fair to good quality. Markets are holding steady.
Markets are expected to trend upward as California grapes transition from Coachella to Bakersfield in the next week and Mexican crop is expected to end within the next two weeks.
California and New Mexico continue with fair to good numbers with Medium and Jumbo sizes starting to tighten up out of CA.
Markets are firming up on all cartons. Burbank's are the primary variety shipping out of Idaho. Expect markets to climb until new crop Norkotahs start in August.
Good numbers on the east coast coming out of Georgia and North Carolina. Markets are holding steady. Quality is respectable.
Georgia volume has been significantly reduced due to the recent heat and more so on yellow squash. Markets are higher from last week on both varieties.
The Peach market is higher due to reduced supplies on the east coast. Plums are expected to be limited for the season because of a light crop set. Nectarines remain steady with respectable quality.
Good numbers on the east coast coming out of Florida and South Carolina. Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia will join the mix in the next week or so. Markets are holding steady.