MARKET REPORT

April 20, 2018
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At a Glance…

Quality and availability are good on commodities out of the Salinas Valley and Santa Maria growing regions.

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Low

Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Market is steady even though supplies are getting tighter. South Florida is winding down early, and there is not much acreage planted in central Florida. Georgia will start in late May, and supplies will be lighter until then.

Broccoli

Supplies are lighter int he Salinas Valley. This is causing the market to trend higher in all growing regions. Overall quality is good with vibrant green color, minimal yellowing or dehydration, and good crown size.

Cauliflower

Supplies are good out of Salinas and Santa Maria. Quality is good with little yellowing or bruising/brown spotting.

Celery

Market is steady, and Oxnard and Santa Maria have good supplies on all sizing. Yuma is finished with production. Quality is good except for some slight bowing.

Onions

Market is steady on all colors and sizes out of all shipping points. Storage supplies are almost finished. New crop onions are available out of Texas, Mexico and Southern California. Quality is good.

Lettuce

Production is out of Salinas, Santa Maria and Huron. overall quality is good with some puffiness, insect damage and ribbing. Supplies are expected to increase into next week.

Tomatoes

Supplies are abundant out of Florida growing regions. Rounds are still trending large in size. Romas, grapes and cherries have good volume. Quality is good.

Romaine

Salinas, Santa Maria and Huron have moderate to light production. Overall quality is good, with slight defects including some twisting, ribbing, and mechanical damage.

Apples

Markets are steady on most sizes and grades out of Washington. Quality is good. Demand is moderate.