Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - September 30, 2022

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of September 27, 2022.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow up

The russet market is down this week. 70 count and 90 count Norkotahs are down out of Washington and Idaho. Suppliers still report tightened supply and small sizing, but expect relief in a couple of weeks. All growing regions report demand that exceeds supply, except for 70 count and 90 count Norkotahs out of Idaho.

Reds  arrow steady

The red potato market is down this week. Product out of Minnesota is down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Wisconsin is also down, with moderate supply and demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

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

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow down

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

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow up

The green leaf market is up this week, with fair supply, good demand and fair quality reported. Industry-wide supply and quality challenges are expected through the end of the season, according to suppliers.

Romaine  arrow steady

The romaine market is up this week, with good demand, light supply and fair quality reported. Industry-wide supply and quality challenges are expected through the end of the season, according to suppliers.

ICEBERG  arrow down

The iceberg market is up this week, with fair supply, medium quality and good demand reported. Industry-wide supply and quality challenges are expected through the end of the season, according to suppliers.

GARLIC  arrow steady

The California harvest continues for peeled garlic, which has improved overall supply. Suppliers are now shipping new-crop shallots, which should greatly improve quality and shelf life.

ONIONS  arrow steady

Jumbo yellow onions out of Columbia Basin, Washington, are down, with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out of Idaho and Oregon is also down, with moderate supply and light demand reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

The mushroom market is steady this week, with moderate supply and demand reported.

CILANTRO  arrow steady

The cilantro market is up this week. 30's and 60's out of Oxnard, California, and Central Coast, California, are up, and 60’s from Mexico are also up. All growing regions report light supply and good demand.

CUCUMBERS  arrow steady

The cucumber market is mixed to up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Otay, near San Diego, is steady, while product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is up, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product from Georgia is down, with moderate supply and demand reported.


CELERY  arrow steady

The celery market is up this week, with moderate supply, good quality and good demand reported.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI  arrow steady

The squash market is steady to down this week. Squash out of South Carolina is steady, with very light supply and good demand reported. Zucchini out of South Carolina is down, while product out of Michigan is steady, with light supply and moderate to good demand reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow up

The green bean market is steady to up this week. Machine-picked product out of New York is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported. Imported Haricot Verts are up, with very light supply and very good demand reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow up

The green bell market is steady this week. Product from San Joaquin Valley, California, is steady, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Red  arrow steady

The red bell market is steady this week. Product out of San Joaquin Valley, California, is steady, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Hot  arrow up

Hot peppers are steady to up this week. Jalapeños and Serranos are steady, while Anaheims, Habaneros, and Poblanos are up. Moderate supply and good demand is reported for all varieties.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow down

The Red Round tomato market is mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is up, while product out of Mexico crossing through Otay is down, with moderate supply and moderate to good demand reported. Product from eastern Tennessee and Alabama is also up, with light to moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

Romas  arrow down

The Roma tomato market is up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas, and out of Mexico crossing through Otay, is up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. Product from eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and Central California is up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow steady

The Cherry tomato market is mixed this week. Product from Mexico is down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product from the eastern United States is up, with very light supply and moderate demand reported. The Grape tomato market is mixed this week. Product out of the eastern United States is steady, with light supply and moderate demand reported. Product from Mexico crossing through Texas is up, and product from Mexico crossing through Otay is steady, with moderate supply and moderate to good demand reported. Product out of western North Carolina is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

The jumbo carrot market is steady to up this week. Product out of Kern, California, is up, while product out of Mexico is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow up

The green onion market is down this week. Medium 48’s are down out of Mexico, but are still near historic highs, with very light supply and good demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow up

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

ASPARAGUS  arrow down

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

BROCCOLI  arrow down

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


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

The apple market is steady this week. Fuji apples continue to be very tight, with very light supply and moderate demand reported. All other varieties out of Washington are steady, with light to moderate supply and moderate demand reported. Vendors expect tight supplies of Gala, Fuji and Red Delicious varieties over the next couple of weeks, and will cover orders with product out of California to avoid a supply gap.

Pears  arrow down

The pear market out of Washington is down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Anjou pears are finished for the season, and suppliers will be shipping Bartlett variety pears to cover orders.


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow steady

The lemon market is up this week. The crop is peaking on choice grade 200’s and 235’s, according to suppliers. Quality is reported to be only fair to moderate, but suppliers expect improvement in the next couple of weeks.

LIMES  arrow up

The lime market is down this week. Suppliers report that the new crop is peaking on 230 and 250 counts. However, 110 counts and 150 counts are in very limited supply. Suppliers expect a large supply of 200 counts, and increased supply of 150 counts and 175 counts in about two to three weeks, with 110 counts remaining tight for most of this crop cycle. Quality is reported to be only fair to good, due to stylar, which suppliers expect to continue for the next three to four weeks.

ORANGES  arrow up

The orange market is up this week. Small sizes remain tight, with potential gaps in supply reported. Suppliers also report that the domestic crop could potentially be complete by next week. Demand is starting to exceed supply, while quality has become impacted, according to suppliers.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow down

The strawberry market is steady this week, with fair supply, strong demand and poor quality reported.

GRAPES  arrow steady

Grapes are steady this week. Out of Kern, California, Red Seedless, Black Seedless and White Seedless are steady, while Red Globes are down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Out of San Joaquin Valley, California, Red Seedless and White Seedless are steady, while Red Globes are down, with moderate supply and demand reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

The pineapple market is steady to up this week, with light supply (due to the normal crop cycle) and moderate demand reported. Production has been affected by La Niña, and suppliers expect 5 count and 6 count product to be tight in the short term. Customers can substitute with 7 counts or 8 counts.

BANANAS  arrow steady

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

AVOCADOS  arrow down

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

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow up

The cantaloupe market is up this week, with very light supply and moderate demand reported.

HONEYDEWS  arrow up

The honeydew market is up this week, with very light supply and moderate demand reported.

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