Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - January 27, 2023

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of January 24, 2023.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow steady

The russet potato market is mixed this week. Out of Oregon and Washington, 70 ct. Norkotahs are flat and 90 ct. Norkotahs are up. Out of Idaho, 70 ct. and 90 ct. Norkotahs are down. Moderate supply and demand is reported for all regions.

Reds  arrow steady

The red potato market is steady this week. Product out of central Wisconsin is steady, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Yellows  arrow up

The yellow potato market is up this week. Product out of central Wisconsin is up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow down

The round green cabbage market is down slightly this week, with good demand, fair supply and good quality reported.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow down

The green leaf market is down slightly this week, with fair demand, good supply and good quality reported.

Romaine  arrow down

The romaine market is down slightly this week, with strong demand, moderately good supply and good quality reported.

ICEBERG  arrow down

The iceberg market is down slightly this week, with moderate demand, good supply and good quality reported.

GARLIC  arrow steady

According to suppliers, peeled garlic production continues to struggle to meet demand; domestic garlic harvests were late, and yields were low. Vendors expect product to be very tight until later in the year, when the new crop is harvested. Shallots are steady, with good supply and good demand reported.

ONIONS  arrow down

The onion market is down this week. Product out of Washington, Oregon and Idaho is down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported. Overall, onion harvests are reported to be lower than last year, and vendors expect tight supply this summer, until the transition to new-crop onions.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

The mushroom market is steady this week. Suppliers report that compost quality is good, and that fly pressure has greatly decreased. Some vendors report difficulty with labor shortages, which has led to an increase in operational costs.

CILANTRO  arrow steady

The cilantro market is steady this week. Out of Oxnard, California, 60’s and 30’s are steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

CUCUMBERS  arrow down

The cucumber market is down this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is down, with good supply, fair demand and moderate quality reported.


CELERY  arrow down

The celery market is down this week, with good demand, poor supply and fair quality reported. According to suppliers, there is still some disease pressure present.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI  arrow down

The squash and zucchini markets are down this week. Fair supply, moderate demand and fair quality is reported for zucchini, while good supply, fair demand and fair quality is reported for squash.


GREEN BEANS  arrow down

The green bean market is mixed this week. Product out of Florida is down, with fairly light supply and good demand reported. Product out of Mexico is up, with light supply and fairly good demand reported. Imported product is down, with fairly heavy supply and light demand reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow down

The green bell market is down this week. Product from Florida is down, with good supply, moderate demand and fair quality reported.

Red  arrow down

The red bell market is down this week out of California, with good supply, fair demand and fair quality reported.

Hot  arrow steady

Hot peppers are mixed this week. Anaheims, Serranos, and Habeneros are down, while Jalapeños are up, and Poblanos are steady. Good demand is reported for Jalapeños and Poblanos, while moderate demand is reported for all other varieties. Fair supply and fair quality is reported for all varieties.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow up

The Red Round tomato market is up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is up, with fair supply, good demand and fair quality reported.

Romas  arrow down

The Roma tomato market is down this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is down, with good supply, moderate demand and fair quality reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow steady

The Cherry tomato market is up this week. Product from Florida is up, with moderate supply, fair demand and good quality reported. The Grape tomato market is steady this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is steady, with fair supply, fair demand, and good quality reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

The jumbo carrot market is steady this week. Product out of Mexico and Kern, California, is steady, with moderate supply, moderate demand and fair quality reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow down

The green onion market is down this week. 48’s out of Mexico are down, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow up

The cauliflower market is up this week, with good demand, fair supply and good quality reported.

ASPARAGUS  arrow down

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

BROCCOLI  arrow down

The broccoli market is down this week, with moderately good demand, good supply and good quality reported.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

The apple market is mixed this week. Out of Washington, Fujis and Golden Delicious are up, while Galas, Granny Smith and Red Delicious are down, with fairly light supply and fairly good demand reported.

Pears  arrow down

The pear market is down this week. Out of Washington, Bartlett and Bosc varieties are down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow up

The lemon market is steady this week with moderate supply, moderate demand and good quality reported.

LIMES  arrow up

The lime market is down this week, with light supply and light demand reported. Suppliers report that quality is good, with minor skin defects.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The orange market is steady this week. Product out of California is steady, with moderate supply, moderate demand and good quality reported.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow steady

The strawberry market is up this week out of Mexico and Florida. Light supply and moderate demand is reported for Mexican product, while moderate supply and fair demand is reported for Florida product. Quality is reported as fair in all regions, with occasional defects.

GRAPES  arrow down

The grape market is down this week. All varieties from Peru, imported through Philadelphia and New York, are down. Moderate supply and fairly good demand is reported for all varieties.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow up

The pineapple market is up this week, with light supply and good demand reported.

BANANAS  arrow steady

The banana market is steady this week. Supply and quality are good, according to suppliers.

AVOCADOS  arrow steay

The avocado market is mixed this week. Out of Mexico, 36’s, 40’s and 48’s are steady, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported, while 60’s and 70’s are down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow up

The cantaloupe market is up this week, with light supply, fair demand and fair quality reported. Imported product from Central America is now consistently available, according to suppliers.

HONEYDEWS  arrow up

The honeydew market is up this week, with light supply, fair demand and fair quality reported. Imported product from Central America is now consistently available, according to suppliers.

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