MARKET REPORT

July 21, 2017
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At a Glance…

Ohio and Michigan have started harvesting some commodities.

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Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Tight supplies in the east are keeping markets at higher levels. North Carolina is winding down and quality has been impacted by rain and heat. New Jersey and Ohio have light volume and Michigan will begin production as early as this weekend.

Broccoli

Santa Maria and Mexico have stronger volume than Salinas. Quality has been good, with minimal yellowing, decent crown size and vibrant green color.

Cauliflower

Supply is plentiful and market is steady. Overall quality is good, with minimal bruising and nice white color.

Celery

Santa Maria has the best availability. Seeder has been an issue in Salinas and Santa Maria. Salinas production is moderate. Michigan has begun harvesting good quality product.

Onions

Yellow onion market is steady out of California and New Mexico, with moderate demand. Quality is good. Red onion market is active with lighter supplies and good demand.

Lettuce

Supplies have improved and demand is light. Overall quality has been good, with minimal mechanical and insect damage.

Tomatoes

Virginia is producing good quality product in spite of recent weather. Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama are getting a sluggish start due to weather. Demand is strong.

Romaine

Market is steady with good supplies out of Salinas and Santa Maria. Quality is good, with minimal issues with mechanical and insect damage.

Apples

California has started packing a few early Galas with good quality. Quality has been good on all varieties out of Washington and Michigan.