MARKET REPORT

May 25, 2017
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At a Glance…

Supply remains tight on celery out of Oxnard and tomatoes out of Central Florida.

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Low

Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Heavy rains in the Georgia growing region are putting upward pressure on prices. Market in the western region remains active due to light supplies.

Broccoli

Supplies are improving in all growing regions. Quality is good, with vibrant green color, little dehydration, and improved crown size.

Cauliflower

Supplies are tightening up as we finish the week. Quality has been good, with little yellowing, minimal bruising and black spotting.

Celery

Market remains strong due to limited supplies in Oxnard region. Market is expected to stay strong until Salinas comes into better volume in mid-June.

Onions

Market is steady out of all growing regions, which include Southern California, South Texas, Mexico, Washington and New Mexico. Quality is good out of all areas.

Lettuce

Market is steady with good volume. Some minor quality issues are still being reported, but overall quality is good.

Tomatoes

Supplies remain tight in the east. Central Florida fields are finishing up. Quincy is scheduled to start production next week, with South Carolina fields coming on next weekend. Quality is variable.

Romaine

Market remains steady. Light fringe burn and some pink ribbing are being reported.

Apples

Quality has been good for all varieties out of all regions. New York McIntosh market is high due to extremely light supplies.