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June 15, 2018
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Apples
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Apples
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  • Shippers still have most varieties available. Some shippers are done with Honeycrisp & Braeburn for the season.
  • Shippers that carry Honeycrisp into summer, will be getting big monies for them.
  • All other varieties are moving well & are getting good monies in the market. Condition is still good on most varieties. 
  • There are various deals out there with different shippers on different varieties. Just depends if they are long on the variety.
  • Organics are mostly done for the season.
Onions
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Onions
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  • There are still Plenty of Yellow storage onions with nice skin and surprisingly solid condition in WA.
  • There is a chance of sprouts on the Mediums - but product is being packed fresh for each shipment.  
  • Walla Walla Sweet onions are available now.   Wintered Over yellow onions will be available week of June 18th in WA & OR. 
  • Note that the North West Overwinter yellow supplies will last for 2 or 3 weeks. 
  • This means a possible 2 or 3 week gap before Direct seed starts in late July.  
  • Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, Yellow supplies exceed demand.  There are some great prices to offset the expensive freight. 
  • Onions are finished in Brawley, for the most part.
  • Bakersfield area has good supplies on Yellows and Whites while Red onions are in high demand and tight in most growing areas. 
  • NM has all colors available as well.
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Pears
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Pears
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  • New apple tariffs in Mexico has increased movement & has driven the pricing up, as we get towards the end of the season.
  • Market continues to be very strong. There are green & a few red Anjou left for the season.
  • There are some import Bartlett, Anjou, & Williams available in the market. We should wrap up the season in a few weeks.
Colored Potatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Mt. Vernon District, is finished-  new crop in September.  Eastern WA will have New Crop by the end of July.
  • Southern California has supplies of all colors along with colored fingerlings available.
Potatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Potatoes
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  • Large sizes continue to be in high demand- price remains firm to rising. 
  • While there are lower prices out there however, be aware of what you are buying for the discount. I.E.; compression bruising, sprouts, etc.
  • For the most part the condition is good on Storage potatoes. There should be supplies through to new crop in August.
  • Although, to make that happen most growers are running abbreviated schedules to make supplies last.
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Berries
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    • Strawberries- Good weather has brought on good production in Salinas-Watsonville.
    • Sizing is running on the smaller side due to berries maturity quicker then normal.
    • Good supplies for the next 7-10 days. Quality is good.
    • Raspberries- Slightly better production in Salinas-Watsonville, Mexico done. All due to weather issues. 
    • Blackberries- Extremely tight supplies, Salinas-Watsonville having production issues, Mexico done.
    • Blueberries- California and Baja production in steady supplies. North Carolina and New Jersey slowly picking up production.
Broccoli
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Broccoli
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    • The market continued to adjust downward last week as a supplies became just a little bit easier.
    • We should see this trend continue this week as well, even though the demand is staying fairly strong for mid-June.
    • We’ll call it steady to slightly softer. Both bunched and crowns are showing very good quality, sizing, color and condition.
Cauliflower
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Cauliflower
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  • Cauliflower quality and condition has been good. Demand is steady.
  • Shippers are having better numbers now so markets will be softer through the week. Look for deals on size 16s and 9s.
Celery
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Celery
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  • The market has officially improved on pricing as supplies have dropped significantly.
  • Salinas is now the main loading destination with light volumes to kick off the season.
Iceberg Lettuce
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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  • Tighter supplies in Salinas and Santa Maria due to quality and weight issues. This will continue for the next 10 days.
  • Some internal burn. East Coast and Canadian starting production this weekend into Monday.
Leaf Lettuces
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Leaf Lettuces
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  • Romaine - Still flat but will get better.
  • Green/Red Leaf-  Getting better. Prices to rise.
Fresno
Avocado
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Avocado
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  • Mexico supplies getting lighter; looking to finish up over the next 2 weeks.  Market is starting in inch up a bit on 48's and larger.   
  • We are starting to see a bit more of the #2 fruit available.     Currently peaking 48/70/60's. 
  • Mexico will continue to cross in July/August with the Flora Loca/off bloom fruit.   
  • California Hass volume is up and harvest is going strong keeping inventories fresh and floor relatively clean.   
  • Crop is sizing nicely with fruit peaking 48/60/70's.   
  • Fruit is firm, ripening well with nice oil content and flavor. The crop volume is looking good for summer demand. 
  • Large fruit is expected to become tighter and with stronger market.
  • Peru is starting to arrive now to the US and will go through the summer.  These are showing mostly 40/48/36's, great for filling those larges size needs.
Carrots
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Carrots
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  • Processed Carrot supplies are steady and moving well with both regular Orange and Rainbow varieties. 
  • Conventional Carrots are in good demand and look for this market to come off slightly up on Jumbo/Cello/Clip Tops.
  • Be sure to book early to get the packs and sizes you need.
Grapes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Grapes
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  • Mexico and Coachella going with Red, Green and Black Seedless; and supplies are expected very light through the balance of the month. 
  • Arvin area is following its normal start time around July 10th.  With this being said market is definitely going to get stronger over the next 10 days.   
  • We can consolidated to central Calif and LA if need be. Quality and berry size are looking somewhat better out of Coachella.
Lemons
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Lemons
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  • Lemon market which last week was showing strength totally jumped.  Supplies dried up across all areas and the market went up on all sizes. 
  • Supplies are somewhat better on 115's and larger but even here need to be booked ahead. 
  • As we get into summer the smaller fruit will continue increasing weekly to try and slow movement. 
  • District 2 has been going for a while and looks good but shippers are struggling for workers and this crop area volume is down. 
  • Look for Imports to start arriving next month, most of which will be fancy fruit.
Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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  • Cantaloupe volume is finally looking good as such market has come off. 

  • All sizes are currently available - nice interior exterior color, solid centers, and eating well.   

  • Westside district is looking to start scratching in about two weeks.  With July 4th ads starting next week supplies could tighten up a bit. 

  • Honeydew which were a little light last week are expected to improve in volume this week.  All sizes are readily available. 

  • Color and condition are nice.   Harvesting out of the Desert and Mexico. 

  • Mixed Melons have started and we can load single variety or mixed cases for you at this time.  Sizing is predominately 5/6's.

Oranges
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Oranges
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  • Valencia are peaking 88/72/113/56.   Fruit is eating good with nice color and sugar levels..  Demand and markets are steady at this time. 

  • Fruit harvest is slow with Cailf stone fruit going picking crews are spread thin.   Look for this market to remain strong through the summer. 

  • Small 138/113 will remain tight with the market going up the end of July in anticipation of school pulls.

Potatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Potatoes
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    • California's Bakersfield New Potatoes are going with all colors and organic product.  These are looking very nice with good color and skin set.
    • Call Fresno for pricing.

 

Specialty Citrus
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Specialty Citrus
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  • Markets continue steady.
  • Rio Grapefruit from Yuma/Coachella available with light supplies. Sizing this year is peaking 40/36's with lighter supplies of 56's. 
  • Demand exceeds on this item.
  • Chilean Clems have started with light supplies on both the East and West coast....most of this early fruit is pre-committed. 
  • Look for Chilean/Argentina Lemons to arrive later this month.
Stone Fruit
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Stone Fruit
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  • Calif early Peaches/Nectarines are harvesting; peaking 40's-56's but do have some larger and smaller sizes. 
  • Color currently is very nice and flavor is improving daily. 
  • Prices are starting to settle down.  Conditioned fruit is now available to load.  White flesh Peaches and Nectarines are in lighter supplies. 
  • Apricots are looking nice as well and sizing bigger than normal... packing mostly trays.
  • We have good supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds). We can offer a variety of pack sizes packed to order.
  • Red & Black Plums have started; color is good with nice flavor.  Supplies are light at this time but expected to improve over the next 10 days.  
  • Pluots! We have Red and Mottled varieties available in 2 layer packs.
Watermelon
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Watermelon
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  • Watermelon quality is nice but the same can't be said for supplies. 
  • Calif Desert and AZ production is slow at this time with growers waiting on maturity to fill their July 4th Ad commitments. 
  • This is resulting in big fruit and increased markets.  Small sizes will be tight for a while.  Quality is very good. 
  • We don't expect the market to adjust down until around the 10th or so of July.
Kiwi
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Kiwi
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  • Kiwi supplies have improved with Chile now being the predominate country of origin.  Look for this market to adjust down slowly. 
  • This fruit is HARD at this time with all sizes available.  Quality expected to be good.
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Cabbage
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Cabbage
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  • Limited supplies from Georgia as some shippers are finished for the season. 
Corn
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Corn
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  • Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Eggplant
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Eggplant
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  • Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are higher. Quality is good overall.
Green Beans
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Green Beans
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  • More supplies from Georgia this week. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Green Bell Pepper
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Green Bell Pepper
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  • Steady supplies from Georgia. Quality is good overall.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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  • Good supplies of Yellow squash and Zucchini from Georgia. Prices are lower. Good quality overall.
Sweet Potatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Sweet Potatoes
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  • Prices are unchanged. Moderate supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Quality is good overall.
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Cucumbers
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Cucumbers
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  • Cucumber prices are steady this week. Product is available in Nogales, the season is coming to an end and quality is fair.
Beef Steak Tomatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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  • Prices are up this week.  There is product crossing through Nogales, supplies are limited, the season will come to an end soon.
Grape Tomatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Grape Tomatoes
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  • Grape tomato prices are up this week and supplies are starting to decline.  Cherry tomatoes are also up.
  • The Nogales season will come to an end soon, product is also available in San Diego.
Roma Tomatoes
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Roma Tomatoes
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  • Prices are steady, supplies are down a little and the quality is starting to decline. The Nogales season will come to an end soon. 
  • Supplies are available in McAllen and San Diego. Round tomatoes are up, Nogales is just about done.
Peppers
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Peppers
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  • Green Pepper prices are up and supplies are starting to decline.  Nogales crossings should come to an end soon.
  • Coachella has started harvesting. Red, Yellow and Orange peppers are up, supplies are tight.
McAllen
Chili Peppers
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Chili Peppers
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  • Chili Peppers from Mexico are shifting growing areas.   Demand has increased as well as the price.
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Lime
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  • The price is still dropping on limes. Big volumes are coming in. Same no major changes. Market is full with no demand.
Mango
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Mango
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  • Mango from Mexico are going through a change in areas. The dominating size are 12's and 14's.
  • Demand is good on larger sizes. Rain from Tropical Storm Bud may affect supply going into next week.
Melons
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Melons
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  • Local season has completed.
Mexican Avocado
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Mexican Avocado
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  • The avocados at fair quality and there's good availability on number twos. The demand is good. Good movement. No changes.
  • Weather may affect them.
Mexican Onions
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Mexican Onions
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  • Local season has completed.
Pineapple
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Pineapple
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  • Mexican Pineapple are in good demand. Prices are increasing due to rains in the growing area and nearing the end of the season.
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Subject    6/22/2018 - - Watermelons
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  • Local season has completed.
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