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 – Monday, December 12th, 2022

  • Eggplant – Good supply available and quality is good.
  • English Cucumbers – Good supply and excellent quality available.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Good available supplies, market is steady.
  • Grapefruit – Good supply and very good quality.
  • Pineapple – Excellent quality, peaking on 7 and 8 cts.

This Week’s Highlights – September 19, 2022

  • Bananas – Good volume and quality.
  • Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Green Leaf – Supplies continue to be lighter due to lower yields, viruses and impacts from excessive heat. The market is very active and the forecast is for higher prices to continue.
  • Spring Mix – Supply and quality are good.
  • Eggplant – Normal supply and good quality available.
  • English Cucumbers – Higher demand and very light supply has spiked the markets and will remain firm for the next several weeks.
  • Green Onions – Extremely light supply expected to continue well into the month of October.

This Week’s Highlights – February 28, 2022

  • Brussels Sprouts – Volume continues to be strong; expect to see strong volume and soft market for the next few weeks.
  • Broccoli/Broccoli Florets – Supply is very good this week.
  • Specialty Oranges – Blood oranges and Cara Cara are available in good supply.  Clementines are winding down. Murcotts are available in good supply.
  • Romaine and Romaine Hearts – Production is lighter; watch for blistering and lighter weights.
  • English Cucumbers – Supple is stable this week; FOB prices are down.