Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - May 17, 2024

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of May 14, 2024.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow steady

The russet potato market is steady this week. 70 ct. and 90 ct. are steady out of Southern Washington-Northern Oregon and Idaho, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Reds  arrow steady

The red potato market out of Florida is steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

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

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow up

The cabbage market out of Mexico crossing through Texas is up, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow down

The green leaf lettuce market out of Salinas, California, is down this week, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Romaine  arrow down

The romaine lettuce market out of Salinas, California, is down this week, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported. According to vendors, the market remains elevated, due to low yields caused by quality issues.

ICEBERG  arrow up

The iceberg lettuce market out of Salinas, California, is up this week, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. Some vendors report that they are unable to source product, although others report a steady supply.

GARLIC  arrow steady

Storage crop is nearly depleted, and vendors expect a gap in supply before new crop is available out of California. Therefore, they plan to source product out of Mexico for the next couple of months.

ONIONS  arrow steady

The onion market out of California and Southern Washington-Northern Oregon is steady this week, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

The mushroom market is steady this week. Vendors report that mushroom supply is steady, and they expect it to remain that way.

CILANTRO  arrow up

Out of Oxnard District, California, 30's and 60's are up, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported. Growers report that harvests have been poor, due to cooler weather over the past couple of months. This market has been elevated for most of 2024, and is currently at 10-year highs for this time of the year, according to analysts.

CUCUMBERS  arrow steady

The cucumber market is mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported. Product out of Georgia is up, with light supply and moderate demand reported. Product out of Florida, and out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is down, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.


CELERY  arrow down

The celery market out of Oxnard, California, is down this week, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI  arrow steady

The yellow squash and zucchini markets are mixed this week. Both squash and zucchini out of Georgia are down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported, while product out of Florida is up, with light supply and moderate demand reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow up

The Round green bean market out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is up this week, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow down

The green bell pepper market out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is down, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

Red  arrow down

The red bell pepper market out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is down this week, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

Hot  arrow steady

The hot pepper market out of Mexico is mixed this week. Anaheims, Poblanos and Serranos are up, while Jalapeños are down, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

The carrot market out of California is steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow down

The green onion market out of Mexico crossing through California and Arizona is down this week, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

The cauliflower market out of Salinas, California, is down this week, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported. Vendors report that cauliflower production has improved, and should be heavy for the next two weeks.

ASPARAGUS  arrow steady

The asparagus market is mixed this week. Product out of Mexico is steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported, while product out of Peru is up, with light but increasing supply and good demand reported. Growers in Mexico report that they are transitioning to new fields, which have not fully ramped up yet, resulting in reduced supply out of this area.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

The broccoli market out of Salinas, California, is up this week, with moderate supply and fairly good, increasing demand reported. Vendors report that supply out of Mexico has declined due to adverse weather, resulting in increased demand for product out of California.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow down

The Round red tomato market out of Mexico crossing through Texas is down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Romas  arrow up

The Roma tomato market out of Mexico crossing through Texas is up, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow steady

The Cherry tomato market out of Florida is up this week, with light supply and moderate demand reported, while the Grape tomato market out of Mexico crossing through Texas is down, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

The apple market is mixed this week. Out of Washington, Golden Delicious are up, while Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious and Pink Lady/Cripps Pink are steady, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.

Pears  arrow steady

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


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow up

The lemon market out of California-Arizona is up this week, with light supply and good demand reported.

LIMES  arrow down

The lime market is down this week. Out of Mexico crossing through Texas, 150's, 200's and 250's are all down, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. Vendors expect the supply of large limes (110's to 150's) to remain tight, as the new crop has not sized up yet.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The orange market is mixed this week. Valencias out of California are steady, while Navels out of California and Arizona are up, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow steady

The strawberry market is mixed this week. Product out of California is up, with fairly heavy supply and light demand reported, while product out of North Carolina is down, with light supply and moderate demand reported.

GRAPES  arrow down

The grape market is down this week. Out of Chile imported through Philadelphia, White Seedless and Red Seedless are down, with moderate supply and moderate demand reported.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

The pineapple market is mixed this week. Out of Central America imported through Philadelphia, 8 counts are up, while 5, 6 and 7 counts are down, with fairly light supply and moderate demand reported.

BANANAS  arrow steady

The banana market remains steady, with good supply and good quality reported.

AVOCADOS  arrow down

The avocado market is down this week. Out of Mexico, 40's, 48's, 60's and 70's are all down, with moderate supply and light demand reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow up

The cantaloupe market is up this week. Out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, 9 ct. and 12 ct. are up, with light supply and good demand reported. Vendors in Arizona expect the season to begin later than usual, resulting in tight supply in the short term, especially of larger sizes.

HONEYDEWS  arrow steady

The honeydew market is mixed this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Nogales, Arizona, is up, with light supply and fairly good demand reported, while product out of Central America imported through Florida is down, with moderate supply and fairly light demand reported.

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