Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - July 23, 2021

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of July 20, 2021.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow up

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

Reds  arrow steady

The red potato market is steady to down this week. Product out of Eastern Shore Virginia is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product out of North Carolina is down, with light supply and moderate demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

The yellow potato market is mixed this week. Product out of California is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Eastern Shore Virginia is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow up

The cabbage market is up this week. Suppliers expect supplies to be good. Quality remains consistent with sizing and overall appearance. Demand is reporting as good.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow down

The green leaf market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting overall quality as nice, with a good green color, full heads and good texture. Supply is reporting as fair, while demand is good.

Romaine  arrow down

The romaine market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting good supplies for the next few weeks. Quality remains good, while demand is fair. Due to the recent heat wave in the West, there may be heat-related issues in the next few weeks, according to suppliers.

ICEBERG LETTUCE  arrow up

The iceberg market is up this week. Suppliers are reporting good supplies. Quality and demand are reporting as good. Due to the recent heat wave in the West, there may be heat-related issues in the next few weeks, according to suppliers.

GARLIC  arrow steady

Suppliers are now harvesting the new garlic crop. Peeling new crop garlic can be a very slow process, but it's going better than expected, and all orders through our main supplier should be filled in full.

ONIONS  arrow steady

The jumbo yellow onion market is steady this week. Product out of California is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Southern New Mexico is steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

There is moderate supply and fair quality coming from the East Coast. There are reports of quality and supply issues coming off the West Coast due to the extreme heat.

CILANTRO  arrow up

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

CUCUMBERS  arrow steady

Cucumbers are mixed this week. Cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Texas are up, with moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Mexico crossing through California is down, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Western North Carolina is up, with moderate supply and demand reported.


CELERY  arrow up

The celery market is up this week. Suppliers expect good supplies for the next few weeks. Celery quality in Salinas has been good. Demand is also reporting as good.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI arrow steady

Squash and zucchini are both down out of Michigan. However, squash is steady and zucchini is up out of North Carolina, with moderate supply and demand reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow steady

The green bean market is steady to down this week. Machine-picked product out of South Georgia is steady, with light supply, good demand and fair quality reported. Imported Haricot Verts are down, with moderate supply, light demand and a wide range in quality reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow up

Green bells are up this week out of San Joaquin Valley, California, with moderate supply and demand reported.

Red  arrow steady

Red bells are steady this week out of San Joaquin Valley, California, with moderate supply and demand and fair quality reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow steady

Rounds are steady to up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is steady, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Eastern Tennessee/Virginia is up with light supply and good demand reported.

Romas  arrow up

Roma tomatoes are steady to up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas and product out of Central District California is up, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product out of Mexico crossing through California is up, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Eastern Tennessee/Virginia is steady, with light supply and good demand reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow steady

Grape tomatoes are mixed this week. Product out of Eastern Tennessee/Virginia is down, while product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is steady, with light supply and good demand reported. Product out of Mexico crossing through California is up, with moderate supply and demand reported. Cherry tomatoes are steady to up this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through California is steady, while product out of Eastern Tennessee/Virginia is up, with light supply and good demand reported.


CARROTS  arrow down

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

GREEN ONIONS  arrow up

The green onion market is steady to up this week. Medium 48's are up out of Mexico, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of South Carolina, is steady with light supply and good demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow up

The cauliflower market is up this week. Suppliers are expecting good supplies. Quality is good, while demand is reporting as fair.

ASPARAGUS  arrow down

The asparagus market is down this week. Product out of Mexico is down, with moderate supply, light demand and fair quality reported. Product out of Peru is down, with moderate supply, light demand and a wide range in quality reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

The broccoli market is up this week. Suppliers expect moderate supplies. Quality is reporting as good, while demand is light.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

All varieties out of Washington are steady, with moderate supply, demand and quality being 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 up

The lemon market is up this week. According to suppliers, the peak sizes are shifting to medium and small sizes. Lemons are showing more cosmetic scarring, which is natural to the growing region (Oxnard/Riverside) for this time of year. Suppliers expect lemons to continue to be tight until July.

LIMES  arrow up

The lime market is up this week. In the Gulf of Mexico, due to rains in the growing region, limes will have a high incidence of skin breakdown. Medium blanching, scarring and decay will affect big sizes mostly. In the Pacific Region, due to rains, there will be high presence of skin breakdown, scarring and decay, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The navel market is flat this week. Suppliers are reporting that navel 88 count and smaller sizes are tight. Navels are about finished up; both varieties are needed to cover orders due to labor and heat/weather. Suppliers expect to be finished and transitioned to Valencias by the end of the month.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow down

The strawberry market is down this week. Suppliers are reporting that labor continues to be an issue. There is inconsistent quality, with an increase in bruising and overripe. These inconsistencies are expected for as long as labor is an issue.

GRAPES  arrow steady

The grape market is steady to down this week. Flame Seedless and Summer Royal are steady, while Sugraones are down out of Kern District, California, with moderate supply and demand reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

Pineapple volumes to the US are down this week, and suppliers expect volume to be lower for the next few weeks. Overall quality has been good, with minimal affects from the weather.

BANANAS  arrow steady

Banana quality and availability are good, as suppliers have recovered from the Q4 2020 hurricanes.

AVOCADOS  arrow up

Mexican avocados are up for the third week in a row. 36's, 40's, 48's, 60's and 70's are up, with lighter supply and good demand on larger sizes and lighter supply and demand exceeding supply on smaller sizes.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow up

The cantaloupe market is up this week. Suppliers are reporting the demand is steady this week.

HONEYDEWS  arrow steady

The honeydew market is flat this week. Suppliers are reporting good demand this week.

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