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January 19, 2017
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Apples
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Apples
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  • Overall, movement has been steady. 
  • Large Granny Smith & Fuji supplies are tight; with most varieties peaking smaller this season look for premium prices on the larger fruit in general.
  • Small Galas have become tight too. Quality has been good on all varieties..
Onions
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Onions
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  • Onion movement is steady, prices remain firm.  Super colossal and colossal onions are somewhat tight.  
  • Some weakness can be seen on Medium Yellows in WA & ID likely due to the abundance of small onions this season.  
  • Given the shortness of this crop the market should be rising.
  • However, the higher cost and shortness of transportation is one factor holding prices in check. 
  • Mexico is just starting to cross yellow and white onions which will also keep a lid on prices. Quality and condition are outstanding.
Pears
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Pears
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  • Demand for pears continues. NW pear 100's/smaller are tough to find. Condition is good on all varieties.
  • Bartlett, D'Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, Comice and various Red Pears are available. Pricing continues to be on the stronger side.
  • Lower grades have also been tight for 100's/smaller and will become tighter.
Colored Potatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Mt. Vernon District: White potatoes are just about finished.  Red and yellows are in good supply. 
  • Yellow and Red Fingerlings are available in Mt Vernon. Quality and color is excellent. California has all colors now.  
  • Eastern WA colored potatoes-Reds and yellows are available. Prices are more attractive but the potatoes may not be.  Supply is fair.
Potatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Potatoes
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  • Demand is steady, prices remaining fairly steady with an underlying strength.
  • Dependent on what state they are in and the size profile-not to mention truck availability.
  • Cartons in WA/OR have gone up a bit while Idaho remains steady to slightly lower. Bale prices have come off somewhat. 
  • Burbanks are demanding a bit higher FOB especially on larger sizes; The opposite is true for Norkotahs.
  • Organic Russets are available. Transportation is an ongoing challenge.
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Berries
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  • Strawberries- Cooler weather in California and very cold weather in Florida has slowed down production.

  • Central Mexico and some Baja fruit is main production area with steady supplies and quality of fruit is good. Sizing is all over the scale.

  • Raspberries- Central Mexico is main production area, supplies are down and will remain that way for the next couple of weeks.

  • Blackberries- Central Mexico is main production area, decent supplies with production picking up.

  • Blueberries- Supplies are mostly form Chile and Peru with a few from Baja. Good quality and decent supplies.

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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Broccoli
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    • Supplies continue on the strong side, and with demand remaining sluggish, the market has corrected downward on both bunched and crowns.

    • Until demand picks up, we’re expecting the market to remain both flat and affordable this week. Quality is still good to very good.

Cauliflower
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Cauliflower
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  • Market has been soft. Quality and condition has been good. Lots of deals on 9's and 16's.
  • Shippers are saying lighter numbers fro next week so markets could bounce back next week.
Celery
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Celery
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  • Celery market continues to stay relatively flat with light demand. Mexican and AZ supplies are coming on with good quality overall.
Iceberg Lettuce
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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  • Lettuce market is sloppy. Lack of transportation has really had a deep impact on market. Until trucks get easier, expect this trend to continue..
Leaf Lettuces
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Leaf Lettuces
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    • Moderate supplies into next week with a steady market. Quality and condition has some clear blister and peel, quality is so so at best.

    • Markets are off.

Fresno
Avocado
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Avocado
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  • Mexico supplies are looking good at this time and with volumes increasing through the end of the month.  
  • Market is steady with brisk business. Fruit is peaking 48/60/70/40's; large sizes still remaining short.  Maturity is nice with fairly even ripening.
  • California Hass early crop is going with light numbers on 60's and larger. 
  • Expect supplies out of this area not to get strong until mid to late February.
  • The crop volume estimate was looking good. HOWEVER with the Southern Calif wild fires in the prime growing areas will change this. 
  • Early reports are already in for substantial grove damage in these areas.
Carrots
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Carrots
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  • Processed Carrot supplies are steady and moving well.   Rainbow carrots supplies are finally back on track. 
  • However, Conventional Carrots are STRUGGLING to get those Jumbo sizes.
  • As such market is up and shippers are not always able to get those last minute changes covered.
Grapes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Grapes
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  • Domestically we still have Red Institutional pack grapes available through this month and possibly into early February.
  • Chile supplies are moving fast with fair supplies of Red & Green Seedless Grapes. 
  • Look for supplies on Reds to pick up volume the last week of January.  Greens will stay on the light side.  
  • Market continues strong and selling well.  Quality is looking good with mostly med-large to large berries and good color.  
  • Loading out of Long Beach area.  Look for the market to adjust down later this month.
Lemons
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Lemons
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  • District 1, Central Calif.  has limited amount of fruit available to pack and ship.  Fruit continues to peaking fancy-- 140's and larger.  
  • This is continuing the scramble for small fruit--165's and smaller--demand exceeds here.  Market is up across the board all sizes and grades. 
  • Meyer Lemons are harvesting. Look for supplies are plentiful and we are your place to be in Fresno to set up AD programs.
Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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  • Cantaloupe market continues steady. Quality and condition are looking good with the fruit eating well. 
  • Guatemala/Honduras are the suppliers at this time with the run of sizes though still a little light on small fruit. 
  • Honeydew market is steady.   Most west coast supplies continue to come up from Mexico. 
  • Look for offshore numbers to improve over next 10 days.  Quality is looking mixed on a good run of sizes.
Oranges
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Oranges
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  • Navels picking was good last week, trying to get as much in the house before the next wet weather hits. 
  • Supplies were light across the board with lots of interest. Pack outs have been very clean heavy fancy. 
  • Sizing is peaking 72/56/88.   Color is nice and the fruit is eating well. Market is sporadic with prices increasing on smaller sizes. 
  • Cold wet weather is expected again next week which could continue to limit supplies. 113/138 sizes regardless of grade are demand exceeds still.
  • Cara Cara are peaking 88/72's limited on small fruit.  Color is looking nice.  Pack outs are clean and heavy to fancy fruit.  

  • Available in half & full cartons as well as bags (to order). 

Potatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Potatoes
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    • California New Potatoes are starting back slowly out of Bakersfield area.
    • Whites are demand exceeds supplies at this time and as such that market is very strong. Reds and Yellow supplies are improving the market is steady.

 

Specialty Citrus
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Specialty Citrus
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  • TX Ruby Grapefruit available in light numbers with excellent color.  Sizing this year is peaking 40's with light supplies of 56's.
  • Market is expected to stay up.
  • Calif is expecting some more wet weather as such specialties are demand expected to increase as supplies tighten.
  • Mandarins are peaking on jumbo/large sizes. Color is nice. Fruit can be packed up for you in 25# bulk/bags and 4x5#.  
  • Clementine are all but cleaned up and shippers are slowly starting to get into the Murcotts. 
  • Supplies have been very light with lots of retailers looking to fill needs.
  • Pummelos sizing 10/12/14's with strong demand. Supplies are cleaning up fast as they are packing.
  • Market is increasing with heavy Lunar New Year pulls. Look for this item to finish over next 7-10 days.
  • Minneolas are harvesting lightly out of Coachella/Desert area. 
  • Fruit in Central Calif is not yet ready to harvest (about another week or so) market expected to stay strong.  Sizing has been peaking 80/100's.
  • Blood Oranges are large this year peaking 88/72's. Color is looking very nice.  Market is strong and can be packed to order in full cartons.
Stone Fruit
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Stone Fruit
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  • We have good supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds).  
  • We can offer a variety of pack sizes packed to order on domestic fruit through March.
  • New crop Imports Peach/Nectarines/Red Plum/Apricots are all available; full pallet quantities out of LA area & consolidated.
Watermelon
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Watermelon
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  • Watermelon supplies improving with Central American fruit hitting the east coast and southern Mexico getting into better production for the west coast. 
  • As stated last week market finally came off.   Quality and maturity are improved. 
  • However, with transportation issues supplies have started to increase so be sure to have your product checked.
Kiwi
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Kiwi
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  • Calif Kiwi supplies are looking good... market is slowly adjusting with fairly good supplies. This fruit is hard; so be prepared.  
  • All sizes and packs are now available.
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Cabbage
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Cabbage
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Prices higher. Limited supplies from Georgia as shippers are generally finished for the season.
Corn
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Corn
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Quality is generally good. Prices are lower.

Eggplant
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Eggplant
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  • Moderate supplies. Prices are slightly higher.  Quality is generally good.
Green Beans
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Green Beans
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  • Light supplies. Prices remain unchanged. Quality is good.
Green Bell Pepper
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Green Bell Pepper
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  • Light supplies. Variable quality due to cold weather.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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  • Good supplies from Florida.   Lower prices.  Quality is generally good.
Sweet Potatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Sweet Potatoes
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  • Moderate supplies. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
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Cucumbers
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Cucumbers
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  • Cucumbers are up this week; supplies have tightened. Product is crossing through Nogales.
  • English and mini cucumbers have also moved up because supplies have also tightened.
Beef Steak Tomatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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  • Supplies are improving there are a few more single layers and TOV available.  Product is crossing through Nogales.
Grape Tomatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Grape Tomatoes
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  • Grape tomato prices are down this week and supplies are better.  Product is crossing through Nogales. 
  • Cherry tomato prices are down this week and tomato supplies are improving.
Roma Tomatoes
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Roma Tomatoes
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  • Roma prices are down this week, there are good supplies available. Supplies are also available in McAllen. 
  • Round tomato prices are also improving prices are adjusting down.
Peppers
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Peppers
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  • Green Pepper prices are down a little this week.  Supplies are steady.  Product is available in Nogales.
  • Supplies of red and yellow peppers have started to improve.  The prices for these items are starting to adjust down.
  • Red, Yellow and Orange supplies crossing through Nogales.
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Chili Peppers
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Chili Peppers
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  • Steady supplies on Serrano, Poblano and Jalapenos, more supplies on Anaheim as well.
  • More supplies expected next week with lower prices. Demand is fair.
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Lime
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  • Overall, lower market is trending to go up. Demand good overall, light supplies 110's and 150's. Wide range in quality.
  • Supplies expected to get even lower. The price is much higher in Mexico.
Mango
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Mango
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  • Some Brazilian supplies are still available. Good quality overall with fair prices. No Mexican Supplies as were to start earlier this year.  
  • The cold weather can affect the demand.
Melons
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Melons
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  • Honeydews are crossing in very low volumes.
Mexican Avocado
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Mexican Avocado
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  • There are plentiful supplies except on the big fruit which has more of a demand.  There is plentiful supplies in the market.
Mexican Onions
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Mexican Onions
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  • Some White Mexican onions available now, and reds as well.  Market steady volume expected to increase by next month.
Pineapple
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Pineapple
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  • Mexican Pineapple prices steady overall and are expected to hold. Less supplies expected due to the cold weather. Good quality overall.
  • The price can't go up due to off shore pineapple coming in large amounts. This is still the case.
Watermelons
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Subject    1/20/2018 - - Watermelons
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  • Mexican watermelons are coming into AZ. Light supplies on seedless through Texas. Market is still high and stable with a wide range of quality.
  • Demand is down due to the weather.
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