Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - May 20, 2022

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of May 17, 2022.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow up

The russet market is up this week. 70 count Norkotahs are up, while 90 count Norkotahs are steady out of Washington and Oregon. 70 count and 90 count Norkothas, as well as 70 count and 90 count Burbanks, are up out of Idaho, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Reds  arrow steady

Product out of Florida is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

The yellow potato market is steady this week. Product out of Florida is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow down

The cabbage market is down this week. Supplies continue to be on the lighter side, with good demand and good quality reported.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow down

The green leaf market is down this week. Supply and quality are good, while demand is moderate, according to suppliers.

Romaine  arrow down

The romaine market is down this week, with good supply and good quality reported.

ICEBERG  arrow down

The iceberg market is down this week. Supplies, quality, and demand are all good, according to suppliers.

GARLIC  arrow steady

There are lighter supplies out of California, but garlic suppliers are holding to normal order sizes this week for peeled garlic. Suppliers are reporting lighter supplies on shallots, with occasional quality issues.

ONIONS  arrow steady

The jumbo yellow onion market is steady to down this week. Product out of both California and Texas is steady, with moderate supply and moderate-to-light demand reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

Mushrooms are steady to up this week, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CILANTRO  arrow down

The cilantro market is mostly down this week. Out of Oxnard, California, 30's are steady and 60's are down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of the Central Coast of California is down on 30's and 60's, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CUCUMBERS  arrow steay

Cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Texas, and out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, are up, while cucumbers out of Central and South Florida are down. All regions are reporting moderate supply and good demand.


CELERY  arrow down

The celery market is down slightly this week. Supplies continue to be light, and quality continues to be challenged by the presence of seeders, according to suppliers.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI  arrow steady

The squash market is mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is up, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported. Product out of Central and South Florida is down, with light supply and light demand reported. The zucchini market is steady to up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is steady, with moderate supply, moderate demand and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Central and South Florida is up, with very light supply and very light demand reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow up

Machine-picked product out of Central and South Florida is up, with light supply and good demand reported. Imported Haricot Verts are down, with moderate supply and light demand reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow up

The green bell market is up this week. Product out of California, and out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, is up, with moderate supply, moderate demand and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Florida is up, with light supply and moderate demand reported.

Red  arrow down

The red bell market is up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is up, with moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported.

Hot  arrow up

The hot pepper market is up this week. Jalapeños, Habaneros, Serranos, Poblanos and Anaheims are all up. There is moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow up

Red rounds are up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is up, with light supply and good demand reported. Product out of Central and South Florida, and out of Mexico crossing through Texas, is up, with good demand and moderate supply reported.

Romas  arrow up

Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas, out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, and out of Central and South Florida, is all up, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow up

Grape tomatoes out of Mexico crossing through Texas, out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, and out of Central and South Florida, are all up, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Cherry tomatoes out of Central and South Florida are up, with light supply and good demand reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

The jumbo carrot market is steady this week. Product out of Kern, California is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product out of Mexico is steady, with moderate supply, moderate demand and a wide range in quality reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow down

Medium 48's are down out of Mexico, with heavy supply and light demand reported. 48’s out of South Carolina are steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

The cauliflower market is down this week. Supply, quality and demand are all reported as good.

ASPARAGUS  arrow down

The asparagus market is down this week. Product out of both Peru and Mexico is down, with light supply and light demand reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

The broccoli market is up this week, with good supply, good quality and steady demand reported.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

All varieties are steady out of Washington, with moderate supply and demand reported.

Pears  arrow steady

The pear market out of Washington is mixed, with moderate supply, good demand and good quality reported.


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow steady

The lemon market is flat this week. Supplies on larger sizes are moderate to good, while light supplies continue to be expected on smaller sizes due to warmer temperatures in the growing region, according to suppliers.

LIMES  arrow down

The lime market is down this week, with 200’s, 230’s, and 250’s all down, according to suppliers. Overall, quality is good, though minor skin defects and some slight yellowing is reported. Sizing is expected to trend towards smaller-sized fruit, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The orange market is flat this week, with good supply and demand reported.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow down

The strawberry market is down this week. Production in Oxnard continues to wind down, while production in Watsonville, Salinas and Santa Maria is ramping up, according to suppliers. Overall, supplies are being reported on the lighter side due to cold and windy weather in these growing regions.

GRAPES  arrow steady

Grapes are steady to down this week. Out of Chile, Black Seedless and White Seedless are steady, with heavy supply and light demand reported, while Red Seedless are down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

The pineapple market is steady this week, with the size profile trending toward larger sizes, according to suppliers.

BANANAS  arrow steady

The banana market is steady this week. Suppliers are reporting good supplies and quality.

AVOCADOS  arrow steady

The avocado market is steady to up this week. All sizes from California are steady, with moderate demand and moderate supply reported. Meanwhile, all sizes from Mexico are up, with fairly light supply and moderate demand reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow down

The cantaloupe market is down this week. Quality is good, and supplies are expected to increase as the domestic season ramps up, according to suppliers.

HONEYDEWS  arrow down

The honeydew market is down this week. Quality is good, and supplies are expected to increase as the domestic season ramps up, according to suppliers.

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