MARKET REPORT

November 8, 2018
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At a Glance…

Salinas is winding down leafy greens production and Yuma is still ramping up, leading to a supply gap. This is an industry-wide situation.

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Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Georgia is winding down on already low yield crop. Florida is starting light production but is dealing with low yields and small size. Supplies will remain tight into next week.

Broccoli

Supplies have started improving in the Salinas Valley and Santa Maria areas. Quality is fair with slight purpling, some mechanical damage, and occasional yellow cast.

Cauliflower

Market is steady. Overall quality is good with some minor bruising and yellow cast. Market should remain steady into next week.

Celery

Market is expected to remain active for at least two more weeks. Production in Salinas and southern California is light to moderate. Quality issues include slight bowing, mechanical damage and insect damage.

Onions

Markets are steady on all colors and sizes. Quality is good. Transportation is starting to tighten up as we head into the holidays.

Lettuce

Salinas is winding down, and decay, misshapen heads, puffiness, ribbing and mechanical damage are being reported. Yuma is starting harvest with lighter weights.

Tomatoes

Palmetto/Ruskin is still the primary growing region but is still a week away from full production. Sizing and quality are being impacted by high temperatures early in the growing season. Romas remain in tight supply.

Romaine

Supplies will remain limited into next week. Demand exceeds supply. Common defects include twisting, mechanical and insect damage, dehydration and light weights. Salinas is winding down for the season and Yuma harvest has begun

Apples

Supply of 125 count and smaller out of Washington is limited. All varieties are available from multiple states. Overall quality is good.