Farmer's Report

Produce Trends - June 24, 2022

All produce pricing trends are based on USDA data as of June 21, 2022.

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russets  arrow up

The russet market is up this week. 70 count and 90 count Norkotahs out of Washington and Oregon are up, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Out of Idaho, 70 count and 90 count Burbank are up, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

Reds  arrow steady

The red potato market is steady this week. Product out of California is steady, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Yellows  arrow steady

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

CABBAGE

Round Green  arrow down

The cabbage market is up this week with good demand, moderate to fair supply and good quality, according to suppliers.

LEAF LETTUCE

green Leaf  arrow up

The green leaf market is down this week, with good supply, good demand and moderate quality, due to signs of wind burn and fringe burn. Growers are reporting that warmer weather in the growing region may impact quality and harvesting times.

Romaine  arrow steady

The romaine market is up this week, with good demand, supply and quality. Light windburn may be noticeable, according to growers.

ICEBERG  arrow down

The iceberg market is up this week, with good supply, very good demand and good quality, according to suppliers.

GARLIC  arrow steady

The California harvest has started for peeled garlic, which has resulted in improving overall supply. Suppliers are reporting limited supplies on shallots, with occasional quality issues.

ONIONS  arrow steady

Jumbo yellow onions out of California are up, while product from New Mexico is steady. Both regions report moderate supply and good demand.

MUSHROOMS  arrow steady

Mushrooms are steady this week, with moderate supply and demand reported. Some suppliers have reported quality issues, which may lead to short-term supply issues.

CILANTRO  arrow up

The cilantro market is steady this week. 30's and 60's are steady out of Oxnard, California, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. 30’s from the Central Coast of California are down, while 60’s are steady, with moderate supply and demand reported.

CUCUMBERS  arrow down

Cucumbers out of Mexico crossing through Texas, out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, out of Mexico crossing through Otay, and out of eastern North Carolina are all up. Product out of Georgia is steady. All regions report light to moderate supply and varied demand.


CELERY  arrow down

The celery market is down this week, good supply, demand and quality reported.

Yellow Squash & ZUCCHINI  arrow steady

Squash out of Georgia is up, with light supply and moderate demand reported. Squash out of North Carolina is also up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. Zucchini out of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia is up, with all regions reporting light supply and moderate to good demand.


GREEN BEANS  arrow up

Machine-picked product out of Georgia is up, with light supply and moderate demand reported. Machine-picked product out of North Carolina is up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported. Imported Haricot Verts are up, with fairly light supply and moderate demand reported.


BELL PEPPERS

Green  arrow down

The green bell market is steady this week. Product from San Joaquin, California, is steady, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

Red  arrow up

The red bell market is down this week. Product out of Coachella, California, is down, with good supply and demand reported.

Hot  arrow up

Hot peppers are mixed this week. Jalapeños are down, with moderate supply and good demand reported. Anaheims are down, with very light supply and good demand reported. Serranos and Poblanos are down, while Habaneros are up, with moderate supply and demand reported.


TOMATOES 

Rounds  arrow down

Red rounds are down this week. Product out of the Florida West and South Carolina districts, and Mexico crossing through Texas, is down. Both regions report moderate supply and demand.

Romas  arrow down

Product out of Mexico crossing through Texas, out of Mexico crossing through Arizona, and out of Mexico crossing through Otay, is down. Light to moderate supply and varied demand is reported for all product from Mexico. Product out of the Florida West and South Carolina districts is steady, with light supply and very good demand reported.

Grape & Cherry  arrow steady

Grape tomatoes are down this week out of the Florida West and South Carolina districts, with moderate supply and very light demand reported. Grape tomatoes out of Mexico crossing through Otay are up, with light supply and good demand reported. Grape tomatoes from Mexico crossing through Texas are steady, with heavy supply and light demand reported. Cherry tomatoes out of the Florida West and South Carolina districts are down, with light supply and very light demand reported. Cherry tomatoes out of Mexico are up, with light supply and good demand reported.


CARROTS  arrow steady

The jumbo carrot market is mixed this week. Product out of Kern, California, is up, with moderate supply and demand reported. Product from Mexico is down, with moderate supply and demand reported.

GREEN ONIONS  arrow steady

Medium 48’s out of Mexico are up, with moderate supply and very light demand reported. 48’s out of South Carolina are steady, with moderate supply and good demand reported.

CAULIFLOWER  arrow down

The cauliflower market is down this week, with good supply, good quality and fair demand reported.

ASPARAGUS  arrow down

The asparagus market out of Peru and Mexico is up this week, with moderate demand and a wide range in supply reported. Product from Michigan is up, with moderate supply and fairly good demand reported.

BROCCOLI  arrow down

The broccoli market is up this week, with good demand, good supply and moderate demand. Growers report that some occasional brown bead and hollow core are present.


HANGING FRUIT

Apples and Pears

Apples  arrow steady

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

Pears  arrow steady

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


CITRUS

LEMONS  arrow steady

The lemon market is flat this week. The crop is peaking on 140’s and smaller Choice sizes. Supplies of Fancy lemons should continue to tighten up as production is completed in the domestic region. However, imported lemons should become more readily available, according to suppliers.

LIMES  arrow down

The lime market is mixed this week. 200’s are down, while 230’s and 250’s are up. Sizing continues to trend towards smaller fruit. Rain in the Mexican growing region may help with lime growth and development, according to suppliers.

ORANGES  arrow steady

The orange market is up this week. Good supplies of most sizes are available, and demand is lighter, due to the end of the school year, according to suppliers.


BERRIES

STRAWBERRIES  arrow steady

The strawberry market is flat this week, with good quality and supply reported.

GRAPES  arrow steady

Red Seedless are up, and Black Seedless and White Seedless are down, while Flame Seedless are steady out of Mexico. Moderate supply and demand is reported for all varieties.


TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES  arrow steady

The pineapple market is steady this week, with moderate supply and demand reported.

BANANAS  arrow steady

The banana market is steady this week. Suppliers are reporting supply issues due to the impact of Tropical Storm Celia on the harvest.

AVOCADOS  arrow down

The avocado market is up. Out of Mexico, 36’s, 40’s, 48’s, 60’s and 70’s are up, with very light supply reported. Out of California, 36’s, 40’s, 48’s, 60’s and 70’s are up, with light supply and very good demand reported. Analysts expect prices to stabilize by mid-July.

MELONS

CANTALOUPES  arrow down

The cantaloupe market is down this week, with good supplies on 9's, light supply on 12's and fairly good demand reported.

HONEYDEWS  arrow up

The honeydew market is flat this week, with moderate to good supply, quality and demand reported.

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