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November 22, 2019
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Apples
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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Apples
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  • All new crop varieties are now available.
  • Pricing has been all over the board with many shippers & there are various deals on slightly aged product, as some shippers build inventories.
  • Pricing should eventually settle out over the next couple weeks, as demand increases. Overall quality is good on all varieties.
Onions
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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Onions
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  • Prices are steady to firm on all onions. 

  • The sloppy prices are gone and the floor is set as demand increases from across the US as well as increased Export demand. 

  • Medium prices are UP.  A few houses are metering production as to extend sales into the spring to take advantage of higher FOB's.  

  • Reasoning being that market prices will be much higher beginning early spring due to short supplies.  WA and Idaho Yellow Sweets are available. 

  • Organic red, yellows, Whites and sweets are available as well. Quality and condition is good.

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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Pears
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  • Bartlett, Bosc, red pears, Comice, & D'Anjou are ready to ship to you!
  • Sizing has been on the smaller side this season, with larger sizes demanding higher pricing.
  • There are various deals on slightly aged product, but most deals are on long inventories. But overall quality is very good.
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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Mt. Vernon District, all colors are available. 

  • Red "B"s are in high demand lately.  Prices are steady. Red and yellow Fingerlings and Organics available.  Color and condition is outstanding. 

  • Eastern WA has light supplies of  Red and Yellows.

Potatoes
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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Potatoes
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  • Thanksgiving week will bring a mixed bag on supplies and price. 
  • A combination of short production schedules and lower demand may finish out the week with no big impacts. 
  • However, Keep in mind that high demand and shortness of supply will continue for the 2019/2020 season.  
  • Prices continue to increase weekly and will remain tight throughout the 2019/2020 season.
  • Quality and condition remain good in the NW, Russet organics are available!!
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    12/6/2019 - - Berries
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  • California STRAWBERRY volume is declining as the autumn deal slows down.
  • Most shippers are expecting lighter supplies (and higher pricing) as we work through the holiday pull.
  • Oxnard has seen shorter cool days, and cooler nights.
  • BLACKBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES are all pretty much demand/exceed…dependent on offshore/Mexico arrivals.
  • BLACKBERRY volume should improve over the next few weeks.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Broccoli
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    • The BROCCOLI market will continue to transition to the desert as Salinas finishes up either this week or next.
    • Supplies are looking to be on the lighter side with the Thanksgiving pull in full swing.
    • Supplies should ramp up, and markets should stabilize over the next week or two. BROCCOLI quality is generally being reported as good.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Cauliflower
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    • Cauliflower demand is fair. Quality and condition has been good. Supplies are winding down in Salinas & Santa Maria. 
    • Yuma won't start for another couple weeks. Markets are going to be very active through the transition.
    Celery
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Celery
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    • Supplies are winding down and the Thanksgiving pull is in full swing. Quality is good overall.
    Iceberg Lettuce
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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    • The ICEBERG lettuce transition is complete. 
    • While a few shippers continue to harvest lettuce out of the Huron area, most all Salinas growers are harvesting Iceberg lettuce out of the desert region. 
    • Early projections look for problems on the front end of the desert season, but the reality is the first shipments of desert lettuce is very nice. 
    • Quality, weights and solidity are all very nice. 
    • The transition and the Thanksgiving demand over, we look for the Iceberg lettuce market to return to normal levels.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Leaf Lettuces
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    • Demand on all LEAF items has been strong as Salinas and Huron are all but finished, and the desert is still picking up steam.
    • It will take a couple of weeks to settle into the winter deal.
    • We expect pricing to be fairly steady on green and red, but very active on ROMAINE and ROMAINE HEARTS.
    • Expect better quality from the CA/AZ deserts.
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    Avocado
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Avocado
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    • Mexico Avocado numbers are crossing consistently.  Fruit is peaking smaller sizes 70/60/84 and as such this market is looking to move some product. 

    • 48's are getting a little better but slower to come down price wise. Fruit is fairly clean so #2 fruit is moving out fast.  

    • Market has came off on small sizes but in general is steady.

    • Weather in the growing areas are calling for rains over the next few weeks which could limited harvesting and push markets up slightly.

    Carrots
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Carrots
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    • Processed Carrot supplies are steady and moving well on regular & organic. 
    • Conventional Carrots are seeing some size issues on Jumbo as such market is moving up again.
    Grapes
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Grapes
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    • Grapes are in the coolers and shippers are winding down for the season.   

    • Supplies & quality are good on Red Seedless.... however the same can't be said for Greens. 

    • The Green Seedless market is firm and still advancing; we are seeing more quality issues in Greens as well so have your product checked. 

    • Expect to see a gap on Green Seedless between the California and the Import program.

    Lemons
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Lemons
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    • Calif Lemons out of district 3 (Desert).  Fruit in general is peaking 140/165's and smaller out of this area.
    • 115 with larger are light but starting to show some improvement.  Market for 115 looks like it may start adjusting off slightly over the next month.
    • Weather (need some rains to increase size) will have a big impact on this.
    Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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    • Cantaloupe are improving slightly with Offshore arriving on the East coast and taking some pressure off.  

    • Desert and MX product have a few weeks left to go and as the Offshore ramps up we should start to see some prices come back down.   

    • Cool and weather in MX are showing effects in the quality of product from this area. 

    • Market has been stronger especially on smaller size due to lack of fruit. 

    • We expect the supplies start to improve as off shore increases. Fruit is peaking  9/12.  

    • Color is tan to concrete with some occasional ground spotting and just fair quality.  Off shore has started mostly on the east coast.

    • Expect to see west coast get going early part of Dec which should take some pressure off the markets. 

    • Honeydew supplies are mostly of Nogales/Mexico and also heavier to large sizes.   Overall quality is fair.  

    • Market here is a little better than on Cants as more areas in MX start harvesting and bringing across.  Offshore supplies will be very light until mid Dec.

    Oranges
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Oranges
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    • Navels are looking good and we have great volume on smaller 113/138 sizes.

    • Larger ones are starting to show up as well so be sure to ask your rep for pricing on th e72/56/48's. 

    • Fruit is picking daily.  Recent cool weather is helping the gas times tremendously with some lots showing 48 or less hours.  

    • Cool nights are the ticket to lessening the gas time and we are expecting this to be the case going into Thanksgiving week.  

    • Flavor is good and the acid level is picking up.  The packs are clean and fruit is heavy to fancy. 

    • Small sizes 113/138 are where shippers are looking to move.

    • Expecting to see Cara Cara start the last week of the month.... waiting on color and sugar.

    • Blood Oranges not expected until early December and we will keep you posted.

    Potatoes
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Potatoes
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    • Stockton is done on New Potatoes White and Yellow, they do have Reds. Look for Calif to start back on this item in early to mid December.
    Specialty Citrus
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Specialty Citrus
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    • Calif Ruby Grapefruit peaking 32 & larger with nice color.   Supplies are winding down. 
    • TX is going and they are showing some great color.... consolidation to the west coast is a little tricky but call and we will see what we can do for you.
    • California Mandarins (Satsumas) are picking both bald and Stem/leaf packs.  Avail in 25# cs/bags and splits. 
    • This fruit is showing a nice orange in color; easy peel and eating nicely.  
    • Expect to have supplies into mid December and shippers are looking to move. 
    • Calif Clementine are going; peaking on 36's and color is improving.  Various packs available let us know you interest and we will get you covered.
    • Fairchild Tangerines are starting to show up packing out of the desert, with notice and pallet volume can get you consolidated.
    • Pummelo and Oro Blanco are also going as well for those looking for a white flesh grapefruit type fruit; these are the varieties to play with. 
    • Very thick skins but boy can they eat. 
    Kiwi
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Kiwi
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    • Calif Kiwi is almost all harvested and in storage for your winter needs. 
    • Supplies are looking good but are down slightly from normal.  This fruit is firm and all sizes are available.  
    • Italian is also now available on the east coast.  Fruit can be packed in a variety of packs with all sizes going.
    Stone Fruit
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Stone Fruit
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      • California has your Fall Favorites.
      • CALIF harvest is finished on Pomegranates and peaking on 30/32 and we have good supplies in storage for later shipping.
      • We have supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds). We can offer a variety of pack sizes packed to order.  
      • Asian Pears are available in single layer packs harvesting in Calif.
      • Harvesting Fuyu and Hachiya Persimmons. Quince are going... look for Kumquats in early December.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Watermelon
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    • Seedless Watermelon supplies are all out of Mexico.  Quality is a little mixed and the market should be fairly steady for the month of Nov.
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    Cabbage
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Cabbage
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    • Very light supplies from South Georgia and North Carolina due to inclement weather and unseasonably cold temperatures.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Corn
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    • Very limited supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
    Cucumber
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Cucumber
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    • Steady supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
    • Very light supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Eggplant
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    • Light supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season. Prices are higher.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Green Beans
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    • Light supplies from Georgia expected to decrease seasonally. Quality is variable.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Green Bell Pepper
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    • Light supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season. Good supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
    Sweet Potatoes
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Sweet Potatoes
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    • Moderate supplies from North Carolina as shippers continue to fulfill Thanksgiving Day ads. Prices are generally unchanged.
    • Moderate supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Quality is generally good.
    Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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    • Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are much higher. Quality is generally good. 
    • Limited supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Cucumbers
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    • Cucumber prices are up this week.  Product is crossing through San Diego and Nogales. 
    • English and mini cucumbers have started crossing through Nogales.
    Beef Steak Tomatoes
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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    • Prices are steady this week. Nogales should start crossing this item in a couple of weeks.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Grape Tomatoes
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    • Grape tomatoes are steady this week.  Supplies are good. Product is crossing through San Diego. 
    • Nogales should start towards the middle of December.
    Peppers
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Peppers
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    • Green Pepper prices are down.  Nogales has started but supplies are light. 
    • Product is available in southern California. Red, yellow and orange bells are up.
    Roma Tomatoes
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Roma Tomatoes
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    • Romas are down this week.  Supplies are steady.  Product is crossing through San Diego. Nogales is crossing a few but supplies are light.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Chili Peppers
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    • Movement expected about the same. Trading is active.  Prices on Jalapeno higher, others generally unchanged.
    • Quality is variable.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Lime
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    • Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on 230-250s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Mango
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    • Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
    Melons
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Melons
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    • Mexico season has ended.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Mexican Avocado
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    • Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices 60s and 84s higher, 48s and 70s lower, others generally unchanged.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Mexican Onions
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    • Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Pineapple
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    • Movement expected about the same. Cartons 1 layer Golden Ripe 5-8s supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.
    • Prices have fallen over the past few days. Quality is variable.
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    Subject    12/6/2019 - - Watermelons
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    • Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies very light. Trading is moderate. Prices are generally unchanged, quality is variable.
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