Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - January 15, 2021

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of January 12, 2021.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow down

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

Reds  arrow down

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

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow up

The cabbage market is down this week. Supplies remain steady. There are lighter weights, however, overall quality is reported as good. Demand is reported as good, too.

LEAF LETTUCE

Green Leaf  arrow up

The green leaf market is down this week. Supply and quality are reported as good, with the exception of some occasional wind burn. Demand is reported as fair.

Romaine  arrow up

The romaine market is flat this week. Romaine and Romaine Heart production supplies are reported as good. Demand is reported as fair to good. There is currently blister and peel/feathering evident from recent cool temperatures.

ICEBERG LETTUCE  arrow up

The iceberg market is down this week, with moderate supply and good quality reported. Supplies are sufficient for current demand.

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 this week. Product out of Idaho and Washington/Oregon is steady with moderate supply, moderate demand, and fair quality reported.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

No issues to report on mushrooms coming from the East Coast. Quality issues continue to be a problem for product coming from the West Coast.

CILANTRO  arrow up

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

CUCUMBERS  arrow up

Cucumbers are up this week. Western cucumbers out of Nogales and McAllen are up 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 up this week. Quality and demand are reported as good, while supplies are reported as light. Increased demand is creating more of a shortage, according to analysts.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI arrow up

Squash and Zucchini prices are up this week. Squash out of Florida is up, with moderate supply and demand reported. Squash out of Mexico crossing through Nogales is up with moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported. Zucchini out of Florida is up with moderate supply and good demand reported. Zucchini out of Mexico crossing through Nogales is up with moderate supply, good demand and a wide range in quality reported.


GREEN BEANS  arrow down

The green bean market is up this week. Machine, picked product out of Florida is up with light supply and good demand reported. Product out of Mexico is up 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 out of Mexico crossing through Nogales are up with moderate supply and demand reported. Product out of central and southern Florida is up with light supply and good demand reported.

Red  arrow up

Red bell peppers are steady to up this week. Product out of California is up with light supply and good demand reported. Product out of Nogales is steady with light supply and moderate demand reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow steady

Rounds are steady to down this week. Western Rounds out of Nogales are down with moderate supply and light demand reported. Product out McAllen is down with light supply and demand reported. There is a wide range in quality reported out of the West. Product out of Florida is steady with moderate supply and demand reported.

Romas  arrow down

Romas are down this week. Product out of McAllen is down with light supply and demand reported. Product out of Nogales is down with good supply and light demand reported. There is a wide range in quality reported out of the West. Product out of central and southern Florida is down with moderate supply and demand reported.

Grape & Cherry arrow steady

Grape tomatoes are mixed this week. Product out of Nogales is up with moderate supply and good demand reported. Product out of central and southern Florida is down with moderate supply and demand reported. Cherry tomatoes out of Florida are up with light supply, moderate 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 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 down this week. Medium 48's are steady while small 48's are down out of Mexico with moderate supply, good demand, and a wide range in quality reported. Product out of South Carolina is steady with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

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

ASPARAGUS  arrow up

The asparagus market is up this week out of Peru with light supply, good demand, and varying quality reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow up

Broccoli market is down this week. Supply, quality, and demand are all reported as good.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

Red Delicious are up while all other varieties are steady out of Washington 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 steady

The lemon market is flat this week. Desert region and Central Valley fruit supply and quality are reported as good. Size is peaking on 115 and 140 ct.

LIMES  arrow up

The lime market is up this week. In Mexico, there are isolated rains in the forecast for this week, and suppliers expect a continued high presence of blanching and skin breakdown in the fruit. The light green color is in big sizes. The sizes available are medium to big. In the Pacific Region, there is a presence of skin breakdown, scarring, and blanching. The green color continues to be good. The sizes available are small and medium.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The navel market is up this week, with fair demand and moderate supply reported. Suppliers expect the Navel crop to trend towards the larger sizes from now until the end of the season.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow up

The strawberry market is up this week. Cold weather in Florida and Mexico is limiting inventory during what suppliers expected to be the peak week of the season, resulting in demand that is exceeding supply. Quality is good.

GRAPES  arrow steady

The grape market is mixed this week. Black seedless and Thompson seedless are up while Crimson seedless, Flame seedless, red globes, red seedless and white seedless out of Peru are down. There is good supply and moderate demand reported on all varieties.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

Volumes on pineapples have improved. Analysts think there should be good quality and supply for the remainder of the year.

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 steady to up this week. 36’s, 40’s and 70’s are up while 48’s and 60’s are steady. There is moderate supply and good demand reported.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow steady

The cantaloupe market is flat this week. Poor weather in Guatemala has continued to cause issues with cantaloupes. Low temperatures and winds continue to delay the maturation process, which limits the yields.

HONEYDEWS  arrow up

The honeydew market is flat this week. Poor weather in Guatemala has continued to cause issues with cantaloupes, and analysts expect supplies to continue to be affected.

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