MARKET REPORT

February 16, 2018
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At a Glance…

Market remains steady on all commodities. Supplies are good and demand is moderate.

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Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Onions

Lettuce

Romaine

Tomatoes - West

Tomatoes - East

Sourcing Update:

Bell Peppers

Availability is good with excellent growing weather and all regions harvesting good volume. Demand has slowed down.

Broccoli

Supplies are plentiful from all growing regions. Demand is minimal. Quality is good with vibrant green color, good crown size, and minimal yellowing or discoloration.

Cauliflower

Supply is steady. Quality is good with white color, minimal brown discoloration/bruising, and weights in the 27-30 pound range.

Celery

Market remains flat. All sizing is available in Yuma and Santa Maria/Oxnard. Overall quality is good, with minimal insect damage and bowing reported.

Onions

Quality of Northwest storage onions remains good, with some reports of translucent outer layers. Volume of new crop onions out of Mexico continues to increase every week.

Lettuce

Market is steady and demand is minimal. Common quality issues include puffiness, mechanical damage and insect damage. Supplies should be plentiful for the next week.

Tomatoes

Favorable weather over Florida has helped to promote quality crops and good yields across all varieties and sizes.

Romaine

Supplies should remain strong through next week. Some quality issues continue, including mechanical and insect damage, and some tip burn.

Apples

Washington, Idaho, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York are packing multiple varieties. Quality is good.