MARKET REPORT

June 15, 2018
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At a Glance…

Cooler weather in California is slowing growth of leafy green crops.

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Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Supplies are good out of Georgia, and demand has slowed down. Rain has delayed harvest and impacted quality in some areas. South Carolina will have light volume next week.

Broccoli

Market remains steady. Supplies are consistent but not abundant from all growing regions. Quality has remained good with decent crown size and minimal yellowing or dehydration.

Cauliflower

Supplies are plentiful out of Salinas and Santa Maria. Quality is good with white color, minimal bruising/brown spotting.

Celery

Production has begun in Salinas. Oxnard will finish up in mid-July. Small sizing continues to have the lightest availability. Quality of all sizes is good.

Onions

Yellow and white onion markets are steady with moderate to good production. Red onion market is active with light supplies out of New Mexico and California. Quality is good on all colors.

Lettuce

Supplies are moderate to light in both northern and southern California. Quality is good overall, with minimal reports of misshapen heads and mechanical damage. Market my be active over the next two weeks.

Tomatoes

Central Florida fields have finished for the season, and northern Florida has light volume. South Carolina and Tennessee are expected to begin production at the end of June. Quality and availability should improve in the next few weeks.

Romaine

Supplies are moderate to light in both northern and southern California. Market may be active over the next two weeks. Overall quality is good.

Apples

Washington has good supplies of most varieties. Quality has been good. Regional shippers are finished for the season.