Market Alerts, August 13

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For the week of August 13th

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.

Spinach, Arugula, Baby Kale:
Spinach: Heat in Salinas has caused burn up with Baby Spinach and Cello Spinach so growers have limited supply. Fields are behind schedule, product is small, and discoloration is prevalent. Arugula: Supplies and quality are fair, as yellowing has been a consistent problem due to heat. Baby Kale: We are seeing a lot of heat related issues on conventional and organic baby kale, the most common being yellowing. We will not see relief for another few weeks on these items.

Apples:
Due to last year’s apple crop in Washington, we are seeing an shortage in most small sized apples. The extremely tight varieties include Granny Smith, Fuji, and Golden Delicious. Granny Smith apples are showing bruising in addition to tight supplies. Availability will be limited to start off our school year. The best availability for small apple is with Red Delicious at this time.

Green Onions:
Over the past several weeks the growing regions in Mexico have experienced much hotter than normal temperatures coupled with intermittent thunder showers. As a result the industry will see decreased supplies for the next 3 weeks. Jumbo size green onions will be nonexistent with the majority of supplies favoring small to medium.

 

Download the full Market Advisory:

Market Advisory_August 13