This Week’s Highlights – June 25, 2023

  • Red Grapes – Currently a buyers market on red grapes, while green grapes are drawing a premium. Quality is outstanding.
  • Grapefruit – Good supply and very good quality.
  • Romaine and Romaine Hearts – Supplies will vary, depending upon the shipper. Weights are light, but quality is good.
  • English Cucumber – Good supply available with excellent quality.
  • Cantaloupe – Production is peaking. The quality has been very good with nice shell color and strong internal quality. Brix levels have been mostly in the 14-16% range, with some peaking as high as 18%, and a good flavor profile.
  • Broccolini – Good supplies with very good quality.

This Week’s Highlights – April 13, 2023

  • Raspberries – Volumes will continue to increase steadily until early May. Overall fruit quality and size is very good.
  • Grapefruit – Good supply and very good quality out of Texas and California.
  • Iceberg Lettuce – Market has seen a significant increase in pricing. Rain and cool weather in northern California over the past 4 to 6 weeks has affected available supplies.
  • English Cucumbers – Good supply available with excellent quality.
  • Cantaloupe – Strong cantaloupe supply this week. Overall quality remains strong with brix levels at 13-16%.
  • Asparagus – Market is very active, especially on large and jumbo sizes. Expect higher markets for the next two to three weeks as growing regions ramp up.

This Week’s Highlights – August 15, 2022

  • Broccoli – Quality is very good with good availability.
  • Lettuce (West Coast) – Yields are being affected by the INSV virus, causing some quality issues. Be on the watch for market volatility in the next few months.
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash – Good supply available and quality is good from all production areas.
  • Cantaloupe –  A quick turn-a-round in supply…overall quality is outstanding with excellent shell color and cutting beautifully. Brix is optimal.
  • Garlic – Domestic supply is very tight. Expect a volatile market to continue through the summer.

This Week’s Highlights – Monday, March 21st

  • Cantaloupe – Strong volume and higher brix levels.
  • Romaine and Romaine Hearts – Demand is steady, due to quality issues you may notice lighter weights for a couple more weeks.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supply is good with very good quality.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Quality is very good; volume continues to be strong.
  • Garlic – Domestic supply is very tight. Expect volatility to continue through next summer.

This Week’s Highlights – January 10, 2022

  • Eggplant – Supply is lighter this week out of Florida due to cooler weather. Excellent supply crossing through Nogales and quality is very nice.
  • Avocados – Market pricing continues to rise. Overall quality is outstanding.
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash – Tighter supply this week due to cooler weather. Quality is outstanding on zucchini and fair on yellow squash.
  • Cantaloupe – A significant shift in sizing has been realized over the past week as jumbo fruit has all but disappeared. Good availability on 9/12/15’s. Quality continues to be very good.  Average brix levels are now ranging from 11-14%.
  • Cauliflower – Supply is expected to be lighter than normal for the next two weeks.
  • Napa Cabbage – Volume is expected to be plentiful for the next two weeks.