Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - May 7, 2021

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of May 4, 2021.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow up

The russet market is steady to up this week. Out of Idaho, 70 count Burbanks and 70 count Norkotahs are up, while 90 count and 6 oz. minimum size Burbanks and 90 count and 6 oz. minimum Norkotahs are steady. There is moderate supply and good demand reported out of Idaho. 70 ct. Norkotahs and 90 ct. Norkotahs out of Washington/Oregon are steady with moderate supply and good demand reported. There is fair quality out of both growing regions.

Reds  arrow down

The red potato market is steady to down this week. Product out of Minnesota is down with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out of Florida is steady with moderate supply and demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

The yellow potato market is steady this week. Product out of Florida and Colorado is steady with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Minnesota is steady with light supply and demand reported.

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow up

The cabbage market is up this week. Suppliers expect supply, quality and demand to be good.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow up

The green leaf market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting good overall quality and supply while demand is fair.

Romaine  arrow down

The romaine market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting occasional fringe burn on outer leaves, but overall quality is good.

ICEBERG LETTUCE  arrow down

The iceberg market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting minimal fringe burn is present. There are also sporadic issues with oversizing and growth cracks, but overall quality is good.

GARLIC  arrow steady

Domestic supply is tightening with increasing demand. According to analysts, domestic supplies could be tight until new crop arrives in late June or early July.

ONIONS  arrow down

The jumbo yellow onion market is down this week. Product out of Idaho, Washington/Oregon and Texas is down with moderate supply and demand and fair quality reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

Supply and quality of mushrooms shipping from the East Coast are reported to be good. There are reports of some quality issues off the West Coast.

CILANTRO  arrow steady

The cilantro market is mixed this week. Product out of Oxnard, California is down on 30's and 60's with moderate supply and demand and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Mexico is up on 60's with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CUCUMBERS  arrow down

Cucumbers are down this week out of all growing regions. Cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Texas and Arizona are down with moderate supply and demand reported. There is a wide range in quality out of the West. Product out of Central and South Florida is down with light supply and moderate demand reported.


CELERY  arrow steady

The celery market is flat this week. Suppliers expect good supplies for the next few weeks. Good quality and light demand are reported.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI arrow steady

Squash and zucchini out of Florida are down with moderate supply and light demand reported. Squash and zucchini out of Mexico crossing through Arizona are up, with moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow steady

The green bean market is mixed this week. Machine-picked product out of Florida is down with light supply and good demand reported. Handpicked product out of Coachella Valley, California is up with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out of Mexico is down with moderate supply and demand reported. Imported Haricot Verts are up with light supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow up

Green bell peppers are mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is down with moderate supply and demand and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Florida is up with light supply and good demand reported.

Red  arrow up

Red bell peppers are down this week out of Mexico crossing through Arizona with light supply, moderate demand and a wide range in quality reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow up

Rounds are up this week. Western Rounds out of Mexico crossing through Texas are up with light supply and good demand reported. Rounds out of Mexico crossing through Arizona and out of Florida are up with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Romas  arrow up

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

Grape & Cherry arrow steady

Grape tomatoes are mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is up with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product out of Central and South Florida is down with moderate supply and demand reported. Cherry tomatoes are up this week out of Florida with moderate supply and demand and fair quality reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

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

GREEN ONIONS  arrow down

The green onion market is steady to down this week. Large 48's are steady, while Medium 48's and small 48’s are down out of Mexico with moderate supply and light demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow up

The cauliflower market is up this week. Suppliers are expecting limited supplies for this week. Cooler weather in Salinas, California slowed growth of cauliflower, causing overall industry yields to drop. Warmer weather is expected in the coming week which should help with supply.

ASPARAGUS  arrow up

The asparagus market is up this week. Product out of Mexico is up with moderate supply, light demand and fair quality reported. Product out of Peru is up with light supply and moderate demand reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

The broccoli market is up this week. Suppliers expect supply to be good this week. Quality is good, and suppliers state that coloring is nice and stalks are firm with product out of Salinas, California.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

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

Pears  arrow steady

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


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow steady

The lemon market is flat this week. According to suppliers, the harvest has increased in the Oxnard/Riverside area, with heavier choice grade being produced. Overall peak sizes are 140 count, 165 count, and 200 count. Analysts anticipate 140’s to become tight, as this size will be the preferred size for retailers.

LIMES  arrow down

The lime market is down this week. In the Gulf of Mexico Region there is medium incidence of skin breakdown, blanching and scarring and good green color. Tight volume continues on big-size limes, while smaller sizes have good availability. In the Pacific Region, there is high incidence of skin breakdown, light green color, blanching, scarring and smooth skin. The availability continues in small sizes, while the big sizes are tight, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow up

The navel market is up this week. Suppliers are reporting an increased amount of choice grade being produced, and demand exceeds supply on 88’s and smaller sizes. Fruit will start to appear softer than it was in early season, according to suppliers.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow up

The strawberry market is up this week. Suppliers are reporting all three California regions are now in production. Mother's Day will bring an increase in demand, according to analysts.

GRAPES  arrow steady

The grape market is steady to up this week. Black Seedless and Red Globes are steady, while Red Seedless are up out of Chile with moderate supply, light demand and wide range in quality reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

Smaller-size pineapples are readily available. Larger-size pineapples are still below normal volumes, although supplies are starting to increase, according to analysts.

BANANAS  arrow up

Supplies continue to be light, due to the results of the Guatemalan hurricanes. Volumes on conventional bananas are lower, but good quality is being reported. Suppliers have seen an increase in demand as the weather has improved here in the United States.

AVOCADOS  arrow steady

Mexican avocados are steady to down this week. 36's, 40’s, 48’s and 60's are down, while 70's are steady. Larger sizes have good supply and light demand, while there is moderate supply and demand on smaller sizes being reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow down

The cantaloupe market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting that the end of cantaloupe production in Guatemala will happen this week, but there will continue to be cantaloupes coming from Costa Rica through late May.

HONEYDEWS  arrow down

The honeydew market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting that the Guatemalan honeydew season will continue with arrivals through mid-May, and Costa Rica through late May.

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