The FRESH
Report

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Vegetables

Asparagus

Markets remain active while supplies continue to transition from Peru to Mexico.

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Avocados

Larger fruit has the best availability right now. Growers continue to report good quality fruit and markets are holding steady.

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Green Beans

The recent freeze is now making its impact on Green Bean supplies slowing down growth and reducing yields. This cold snap affects are forecasted to last for several weeks. Keep an eye out for higher markets.

Berries

Blackberries, Blue, and Raspberries

Blackberries: Imported supplies continue to cross the boarder in the light numbers keeping the market higher. Blueberries: Chilean supplies are holding steady while production out of Mexico has slowed down keeping the market higher for this berry as well. Raspberries: Similar to Blackberries, supplies are light due to less crossings causing the market to firm up.

Berries

Strawberries

Excessive weather events in multiple growing regions has significantly reduced supplies. Demand currently exceeds supply.

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Broccoli, Cauliflower

Production is fair to good out of multiple growing regions. The marker remains elevated but lower from last week.

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Celery

Production has improved out of Florida and Yuma while southern California continues to battle wet weather. The market has come off from last week.

Herbs

Cilantro, Parsley, Green Onion

The heavy rains are getting the best of Green Onion supplies out of Mexico. Expected low availability and active markets.

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Corn

The market is holding steady at an elevated level due to the cooler weather.

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Cucumbers

The market continues to hold at an elevated level. Offshore supplies are forecasted to improve over the next couple weeks.

Fruit

Melons

All melon supplies are starting to improve as labor at the ports has increased and late vessels have arrived. Growers are reporting cold weather next week could slow down production.

Citrus

Lemons, Limes, Oranges

Lemons: Production holds in San Joaquin and the California Desert/Arizona region. Quality is good with steady markets. Limes: Markets are holding at an elevated level as Mexico produces low yields. Good weather this week should help supply down the line. Expect active markets as we approach February. Oranges: Markets are expected to come off with the recent rain in CA passing.

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Peppers

Markets remain higher on green bells due to light supplies out of Florida and Mexico. Red bells continue to improve out of Mexico. We should see this trend continue weather permitting.

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Lettuce

Iceberg: Yuma continues to see ideal growing conditions keeping supplies abundant. The has come down from last week. Leaf: Warmer weather in Yuma has lead to better supplies of Romaine, Green and Red Leaf. Romaine Hearts have improved from last week as well. The is forecasted to carry into next week. Tender Leaf: Supplies are expected to improve on Spring Mix, Parsley, Spinach, and Arugula out of the desert while southern California supplies will be limited due to weather.

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Grapes

Both red and green grapes have transitioned to offshore. Imports are somewhat light keeping the market higher.

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Onions

Quality is high and good availability on all sizes. Overall markets are steady.

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Potatoes

#2's are the most limited. The market has come off some on 40-70cts.

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Eggplant

Florida supplies remain light but Mexico is filling the void. The market is fairly steady.

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Squash, Zucchini

Florida's supply on squash and zucchini is fair. There was a recent uptick in the market but not expected to be long term as offshore supplies are forecasted to improve.

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Stonefruit

Imported Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines are available on both coast. Domestic Kiwi is finished.

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Tomatoes

Cherries and Grapes are stable while Romas continue to come off as Mexican fruit is abundant. Rounds are slightly active due to cooler weather.