Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - April 16, 2021

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of April 13, 2021.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow steady

The russet market is mixed this week. 70 count Burbanks are steady while 70 count Norkotahs are up. 90 count Burbanks and Norkotahs are down. 6 oz. minimum size Burbanks and Norkotahs are steady. There is moderate supply and demand reported out of Idaho. 70 count Norkotahs are up, while 90 count Norkotahs out of Washington/Oregon are steady with moderate supply and 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 Minnesota is steady 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 down

The cabbage market is flat this week. Supplies are reported to be fair and quality and demand are still reported to be good.

LEAF LETTUCE

Green Leaf  arrow down

The green leaf market is up this week. Suppliers are reporting good overall quality. Demand and supply are reported to have increased.

Romaine  arrow down

The Romaine market is down this week. Suppliers expect Romaine and Romaine Heart supplies to be good for the next few weeks. Demand and quality are reported as good.

ICEBERG LETTUCE  arrow down

The Iceberg market is down this week. Suppliers are expecting good supplies for the next few weeks. Quality and demand are reported as 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 steady

The jumbo yellow onion market is steady to down this week. Product out of Idaho, and out of Mexico crossing through Texas, is down with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of Washington/Oregon is steady with moderate supply, light 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 down

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

Cucumbers are either up or mixed this week, depending on the growing region. Western cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Texas are down with light supply and good demand reported. Cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Arizona are also down with moderate supply and good demand reported. There is a wide range in quality out of the West. Product out of Central and South Florida is up with moderate supply and demand reported.


CELERY  arrow up

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

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI arrow down

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


GREEN BEANS  arrow steady

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


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow steady

Green bells are steady to down this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is steady with moderate supply, light demand, and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of Florida is down with light supply and moderate demand reported.

Red  arrow steady

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


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow steady

Rounds are steady to down this week. Western Rounds out of Mexico crossing through Arizona are steady with moderate supply and light demand reported. Rounds out of Mexico crossing thorough Texas are down 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 down this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas is down with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona is down with good supply and light demand reported. Product out of Central and South Florida is also down with moderate supply and light demand reported.

Grape & Cherry arrow down

Grape tomatoes are steady this week. Product out of Mexico crossing through Arizona and product out of Central and South Florida is steady, with moderate supply and light demand 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 lighter supply, good demand, and a wide range in quality reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow steady

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

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

The cauliflower market is down this week. Suppliers are expecting good supplies this week and for the next couple of weeks. Demand continues to be reported as good.

ASPARAGUS  arrow steady

The asparagus market out of Mexico is steady this week with moderate supply and demand, and fair quality reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow down

Broccoli market is down this week. Suppliers expect supply to be good this week. Quality is reported as good and suppliers report no foreseeable issues for the next couple of weeks. Demand is also reported as good.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

Fuji variety are down while all varieties out of Washington are steady with moderate supply and demand, and good 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. Minimal issues with quality are reported. Overall peak sizes are 140 count, 115 count, and 165 count. The harvest has increased in the Oxnard, California area, according to suppliers.

LIMES  arrow steady

The lime market is up 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. Smaller-sized limes have reported good availability. Rain is forecasted this week and will delay harvest and inbounds from Mexico. In the Pacific Region there is medium to low incidence of skin breakdown, medium green color, medium incidence of blanching and scarring. The availability continues in small sizes, while the big sizes are tight, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The navel market is flat this week. Good quality and moderate supplies are reported. Overall peak sizes are 72's and 88's.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow up

The strawberry market is flat this week. The cooler weather in California has not been good for production in all three regions (Santa Maria, Oxnard and Watsonville), according to suppliers. The hail that occurred about one month ago impacted the crop.

GRAPES  arrow steady

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

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.

AVOCADOS  arrow down

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

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow steady

The cantaloupe market is up this week. Guatemala's weather has been up and down, with clear and sunny days and then cloudy days with high winds. The sizing has been heavier on 9 and 12 counts.

HONEYDEWS  arrow down

The honeydew market is up this week. Guatemala's weather has been up and down, with clear and sunny days and then cloudy days with high winds. The sizing has been heavier on 5 and 6 counts.

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