Market Alerts, April 15

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For the week of April 15th

Close contact with our growers about current weather and growing conditions allows us to give weekly updates to keep you informed. We offer current quality and market updates for each category of produce all in one place. Here are some products to buy with caution this week.

Raspberries:
Very tight supplies are coming out of Mexico and prices are inching upward. Berries have been on the smaller side, and coloring has been a pale red. Supplies are expected to start improving in about 2 weeks.

Avocados:
Avocado markets remain up and will be through Cinco De Mayo. Mexican fruit is tighter right now as harvests are down and usages are up. All sizes are tight.

Oranges:
California is now into the late season navel varieties. Small sized fruit supplies are VERY limited and pricing has gone up as availability is very light on the 113-138ct sizes. California Valencia harvest will begin in the next week to 10 days. Expect that when they do start shipping valencia’s as the navels are the “preferred” eating orange and are priced higher.

Romaine/Romaine Hearts:
The romaine in the fields in Salinas are smaller right now than anticipated (mostly due to cooler weather a few weeks ago). We had a market jump, as growers sold out going into last weekend. Expect markets to stabilize and ease off as romaine sizing gets better over the next 2 weeks. Romaine Hearts: Markets remain elevated and supply is fair. Quality on hearts has gotten better in Salinas, with more regular coloring and cupping.

 

Download the full Market Advisory:

Market Advisory_April 15