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August 16, 2019
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Apples
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Apples
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  • Apple pricing will continue to be strong, with a few deals out in the marketplace on aged product.
  • Quality has been mostly good on all the varieties.
  • Honeycrisp market continues it's upward trend on pricing, as the end of their season looms.
  • Very typical of this time of year, as supplies become more limited.
  • Gala movement continues to be strong, along with Fuji, Granny smith & Pink Lady. Gold delicious are almost done for the season.
  • Estimated start dates...Galas - 8/11 - Goldens 8/15 - Grannys 9/5 - Reds 9/17 - Honeycrisp 8/18 - Fujis 9/15 - Pink Lady 10/28 - Ambrosias 10/10.
Onions
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Onions
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  • New Crop Onions are in full Production.  Good Supplies of all colors. 

  • Organic Red, Yellows, Whites and Sweets are available now.  Growing conditions couldn't get much better. 

  • Dry, warm days & mild nights have been producing great quality onions.  should be a good storage year.

  • Excellent supply with  average demand  is driving price down - as it does every year.  Prices are somewhat steady but falling.

  • Once weather is cool enough, many sheds will slow down packing and just go to storage. At that time prices will stabilize.

  • Walla Walla Sweet Onions are finished for the season.

Pears
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Pears
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  • New crop coming in August/September. Some estimated start dates: Starkrimson 8/15 - Bartlett 8/21 - Comice 9/10 - Bosc 9/15 - D'Anjou 9/18.
Colored Potatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Eastern WA has good supplies of Red and Yellows.

  • However, Demand is high on both Reds and Yellows. Fingerlings are available. 

  • Organics available in Reds and Yellows as well as Fingerlings.

  • Mt. Vernon District - will have new crop in late August.

Potatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Potatoes
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  • Demand is fair on excellent supplies.  Market is tending to stay fairly steady while most of the USA supplies of russets are here in WA. 
  • Idaho is just starting the early summer harvest.  Markets will most like adjust again in late August as supplies increase. 
  • Storage potatoes are done in WA. 
  • Quality and condition is outstanding on New spuds as temps have been mild. Skin set and general appearance is good. 
  • Pulp temps are lower than normal so far which will aid in good conditions on arrival.  
  • Russet organics are available.
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Berries
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  • Strawberry supply is tapering with and price is up. Quality is still good.
  • Blues are in good supply and quality right now and price is stable with a lot of fruit coming out of the NW.
  • Blackberries are still tight with high demand. Quality is good.
  • Raspberry supply much better but with high demand, prices not coming down.
Broccoli
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Broccoli
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  • Last week, the deal eased off a little on both bunched and crowns.
  • Looking ahead, supplies remain more than adequate to cover demand, so we’re calling it ‘steady’ at best.
  • Overall, quality remains good to very good.
Cauliflower
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Cauliflower
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  • Cauliflower quality and condition has been good. Demand has been steady.  
  • Supplies are better with deals on 9s and 16s. Markets look to be fairly steady this week.
Celery
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Celery
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  • Plenty of Salinas Celery available. We are expecting budgeted volume for the next two weeks.
  • Larger volume of the 24's available. Quality it excellent!  Santa Maria is having less that budgeted harvest.
Iceberg Lettuce
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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  • The Salinas Valley is heating up again. 
  • The last 7 days have seen temperatures 5-10 degrees above average for this time of year, with the last 2 days being in the 85-100 degree range. 
  • This unusual weather pattern will impede the growth of the iceberg lettuce creating smaller head size (30's). 
  • Also puffy/soft solidity and a ribby appearance.  Yields will be reduced, and the market should go up.
Leaf Lettuces
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Leaf Lettuces
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  • Green leaf, Romaine and Hearts : Quality will vary between medium and good depending on harvest location.
  • Red leaf  in good supply, may see some wind burn depending on harvest location.
  • Butter price is still low and quality is fair.
Fresno
Avocado
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Avocado
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  • Mexico numbers are slowing down slightly.  Recent rains in the growing areas have slowed harvest.

  • This will have impact on the dry matter test and exterior skin conditions.  

  • Even though the market is down slightly, more so on smaller sizes, this is just temporary. 

  • Expected it to go back up around Labor Day... as the Peruvian product cleans up.  

  • Shippers are still trying to get a handle on MX crop estimates going forward.  

  • Sizing structure is still peaking 48/60/70.  #2 fruit is in stronger demand at this time.

  • Calif crop is done. 

  • Peruvian clean up is taking a bit longer as some European vessels where diverted to US to capitalize on our markets.

  • Look for this volume to be short lived.

Carrots
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Carrots
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  • Processed carrot supplies are steady and moving well on regular as well as organic. 
  • Conventional carrots are in good demand and the market is up slightly on Jumbo/Cello/Clip Tops.  
  • Heat is finally showing here on the carrot sizing being off slightly making for lighter supplies of Jumbo/ Cellos.
Grapes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Grapes
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  • Central Calif Grape harvest is in full swing.  Market is starting to firm up on later variety Red and Green Seedless. 

  • We have good supplies of big berries so come on over.   Red Globes are now starting to harvest as well.  

  • Color, size, and condition are all very good.  We have excellent supplies so come and get them.

Lemons
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Lemons
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  • Calif Lemons are struggling (with occasional softness and fuzz balls). 
  • Fruit is peaking on 140/165's currently.  We are all into District 2 fruit.  Demand has lightened up due to imports.  
  • Chile and Argentina are arriving with good numbers of 140's and smaller.  Fruit is avail on both East and West coast and priced to move. 
  • This has taken the pressure off Calif growers for small fruit.  This fruit should continue into Sept. with supplies. 
  • Mexico is also now starting to harvest a combo grade pack.
Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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  • Cantaloupe supplies on the west side are plentiful; heavy to Jumbo 9/9 and with growers on the second picks we are starting to see more 12/15's. 

  • Color is straw to tan with some occasional ground spotting.   Quality is good and eat great.  

  • Honeydew supplies have been steady with a fairly strong market.... however unlike Cants the Dews are still quite heavy to large sizing. 

  • Overall quality is good with excellent sugar/flavor. 

  • Mixed melons are going and can be consolidated into Fresno area for loading single variety and or mixed pack.  These are peaking on 5's mostly.

Oranges
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Oranges
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  • Valencia are going slow at this time with more fruit not making the grade due to heat issues.  

  • Smaller sizes clean up quickly and demand is kicking into high gear on 113/138's for school business.

  • The market is expected to remain relatively strong for the duration. Quality is good-- nice color, and good sugar levels. 

  • Chilean Navels are available on both coasts.  Most of this fruit is on the larger side peaking 64/56/72 and market is steady going into retail. 

  • This fruit looks and eats very nice at this time.

Potatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Potatoes
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  • Stockton is the place you want to be for New Potatoes White and Yellow, have Reds but those are coming on slow. 
  • Market is still strong over all with excellent quality and fair supplies.
Specialty Citrus
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Specialty Citrus
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  • Calif Ruby Grapefruit peaking 32 & larger, color is improving and supplies are expected for a few months. Light supplies of Organic out of SOCAL. 
  • Off shore Clementines are arriving, heavier to the east coast/TX.... but have supplies in Calif as well. 
  • Sizing is large and market remains strong, packed in 10/3, 15/2, and bulk.
Stone Fruit
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Stone Fruit
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    • California fruit tree showing good color/sugar/sizing.
    • Peaches peaking on 48/50; color and flavor are good.  Demand is steady.  Market is a little rangy due to quality and color.
    • Available in White and Yellow varieties.
    • Nectarines market is firm with fruit peaking 48/50.   Nice full color. Yellow and White flesh available.
    • Plums showing good supplies of Blacks and tight supplies of Reds.  Sizing is mostly 55's and larger. The fruit looks good with nice color & sugar. 
    • Pluots are going similar sizing to Plums in Mottled and Blacks mostly.
    • We have supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds) now packing from Chile. We can offer a variety of pack sizes packed to order.
    • CA will start harvesting Granada variety Pomegranates the end of this week-- size looks good and exterior color is fair.
    • Calif Bartlett's nice run of sizes.  Market opened strong but is settling down somewhat on the river fruit. 
    • Bosc and Reds are also avail in limited numbers. 
    • Asian Pears are available in single layer packs from Chile call for varieties and sizing.
Kiwi
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Kiwi
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  • Kiwi from Chile we have fair supplies..... market is on the rise as receivers start back pulling more to stock up for school demand. 
  • All sizes and packs are available at this time.
Watermelon
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Watermelon
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  • Watermelon supplies out of Calif central valley is coming on strong.  Fruit is showing good sizing (large)/color and sugar. 
  • Demand is steady across the country and regional areas are all I full swing.... this should help market somewhat.   Quality is excellent.
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Cabbage
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Cabbage
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  • Moderate supplies from Michigan. Quality is good.
Corn
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Corn
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  • Light supplies in Michigan and Virginia. Prices are lower. Quality is good.
Cucumber
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Cucumber
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  • Light supplies from Carolina. Prices are higher. Moderate supplies from Michigan. Quality is variable.
Eggplant
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Eggplant
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  • Light supplies from Michigan. Quality is good.
Green Beans
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Green Beans
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  • Light supplies from Virginia. Prices are unchanged. Quality is good.
Green Bell Pepper
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Green Bell Pepper
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  • Moderate supplies from Carolina. Prices are slightly lower.
Sweet Potatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Sweet Potatoes
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  • Moderate supplies from North Carolina. Prices are generally unchanged.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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  • Moderate supplies from Carolina, Michigan and Virginia.  Quality is variable.
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Cucumbers
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Cucumbers
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  • Cucumber prices are up this week.  Product is crossing through San Diego. 
  • Nogales should start crossing cucumbers in mid September.  English and mini cucumber should start towards the end of September or first of October.
Beef Steak Tomatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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  • Prices are steady this week. Nogales is finished for the season.
Grape Tomatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Grape Tomatoes
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  • Grape tomatoes are up this week.  Supplies have tightened and quality is good. Product is crossing through San Diego.
Roma Tomatoes
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Roma Tomatoes
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  • Roma prices are up this week.  Supplies have tightened.  Product is crossing through San Diego. Nogales is done for the season.
Peppers
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Peppers
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  • Green Pepper prices are down this week. Product is available in Central California. Red, Yellow and Orange bells are up.
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Chili Peppers
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Chili Peppers
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  • Good supplies in Jalapeno; prices coming up. Quality has been poor - moderate and demand has decreased.
  • Poblano moderate supplies and price. Moderate to low supplies and prices in other varieties such as Habanero, Serrano and Anaheim.
Lime
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Lime
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  •  Movement expected about the same. Trading is fairly active. Prices are slightly lower than last week.  Quality and condition are variable.
Mango
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Mango
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  • Movement expected about the same.
  • Supplies of Keitt very light. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices are slightly higher.
  • Sizes and variety Kent and Keitt 6-10s mostly. Ataulfo variety has mostly completed.
Melons
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Melons
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  • Mexico season has ended.
Mexican Avocado
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Mexican Avocado
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  • Movement expected to increase. Trading is moderate. Prices are increasing on sizes 32-36's, 60's and 84's, other sizes are lower.
Mexican Onions
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Mexican Onions
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  • Few available in White Jumbo. Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
Pineapple
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Pineapple
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  • Supplies are slightly increasing although market report states the same information from the previous week.
  • Our suppliers inventory have increased slightly, pricing has decreased a few dollars as compared to last weeks pricing. Quality is variable.
Watermelons
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Subject    8/17/2019 - - Watermelons
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  •  Mexican season has ended.
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