Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - February 26, 2021

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of February 23, 2021.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow down

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

Reds  arrow down

The red potato market is steady this week, including product out of both Minnesota and Wisconsin, with moderate supply and demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

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

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow up

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

LEAF LETTUCE

Green Leaf  arrow up

The green leaf market is up this week. Supply and quality are reported as good, while demand is reported as fair.

Romaine  arrow down

The Romaine market is down this week. Romaine and Romaine Heart production supplies are higher due to healthy yields. Overall quality is reported as good, while demand continues to trend down.

ICEBERG LETTUCE  arrow up

The iceberg market is flat this week. Supplies and quality continue to be reported as good, while demand is reported as fair.

GARLIC  arrow steady

No issues to report on domestic peeled garlic. Supply and quality are reported as good.

ONIONS  arrow steady

The jumbo yellow onion market is steady to up this week. Product out of Idaho is up, while product out of Washington/Oregon is steady with moderate supply, moderate demand, and fair quality reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

There are some supply issues to report on Criminis, Shiitakes, and Whites coming off of the East Coast. Shiitakes out of China are short this week due to shipping delays. There are reports of some quality issues coming off the West Coast.

CILANTRO  arrow up

The cilantro market is steady to up this week. Product out of Oxnard, California is steady on 30's and 60's with moderate supply, moderate 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 up

Cucumbers are mixed this week. Western cucumbers out of McAllen, Texas are up with light supply and good demand reported. Cucumbers out of Nogales, Arizona are down with moderate supply and demand reported. There is a wide range in quality reported out of the West.


CELERY  arrow up

The celery market is down this week. Supply and quality are reported as good, while demand is reported as fair.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI arrow down

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


GREEN BEANS  arrow steady

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


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow steady

Green bells are down this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona is down with good supply and light demand reported. Product out of Florida is down with lighter supply and demand reported.

Red  arrow steady

The red bell pepper market is steady this week out of Nogales, Arizona with good supply and moderate demand reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow steady

Rounds out of McAllen, Texas are steady with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out of Florida is down with moderate supply and light demand reported.

Romas  arrow steady

Romas are steady to up this week. Product out of McAllen, Texas is steady with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Nogales, Arizona is steady with good supply and moderate demand reported. Product out of central and southern Florida is up with moderate supply and demand reported.

Grape & Cherry arrow steady

Grape tomatoes are steady to down this week. Grape tomatoes out of Nogales, Arizona are steady with good supply and moderate demand reported. Product out of central and southern Florida is down with lighter supply and demand reported. Cherry tomatoes out of Florida are down this week with lighter supply, moderate demand, and fair quality reported.


CARROTS  arrow down

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

GREEN ONIONS  arrow down

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

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

The cauliflower market is down this week. Vendors expect supplies to be plentiful this week. Quality is reported as good while demand is reported 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.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

The broccoli market is flat this week. Supplies are reported as good, although the crowns are still reported to be a bit branchy. Quality and demand are reported as fair.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

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

Pears  arrow steady

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


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow down

The lemon market is flat this week. Minimal issues with quality are being reported. Peak sizes are 140 count, 115 count, and 165 count.

LIMES  arrow up

The lime market is up this week. Rain in the growing regions has been delaying harvest. Mexico is experiencing colder weather, which will continue to affect the crop, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The navel market is down this week. Navel quality is reported as good. Small sizes remain moderately tight.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow steady

The strawberry market is down this week. The weather in the growing regions in Mexico, Florida, and California has been favorable for strawberry production, according to vendors, which should result in good product for Easter.

GRAPES  arrow steady

The grape market is mixed this week. Out of Peru, Black Seedless and Red Seedless are down, Red Globes are steady, and White Seedless are up, with light supply and moderate demand reported. Out of Chile, Black Seedless and Red Seedless are down, White Seedless are up and Red Globes are steady, with moderate supply and demand reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

Good quality is reported on pineapples, and volumes have picked up. Analysts think supply should continue to improve over the next few weeks.

BANANAS  arrow up

Supplies continue to be light due to traditional weather patterns and the results of the Guatemalan hurricanes. Volumes on conventional bananas are lower, but good quality is reported.

AVOCADOS  arrow up

Mexican avocados are mixed this week. 36’s, 40’s, 48’s and 60s are up, while 70’s are down, with moderate supply and light demand reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow steady

The cantaloupe market is down this week. Weather in Guatemala continues to improve, with more sunny days and warmer nights. Weather in Costa Rica remains the same. With lower wind and humidity compared to previous weeks, vendors expect production to increase.

HONEYDEWS  arrow steady

The honeydew market is up this week. Weather in Guatemala continues to improve, with more sunny days and warmer nights. Weather in Costa Rica remains the same. With lower wind and humidity compared to previous weeks, vendors expect production to increase.

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