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.
Supplies continue to be extremely tight out of Georgia and Florida. Prices are also very high while quality reports are only fair.
Crop production in California is improving and will continue to improve, weather permitting. This year’s crop is the smallest since 2009 and is projected to be 15% lighter than last year’s crop. We are currently seeing mostly fancy grade fruit with very little choice grade fruit. Demand still exceeds supplies.
Romaine will transition down to Yuma over the next 2 weeks. Supply and quality remains fair with some tip burn and seeder.
Tomatoes are going to be in short supply for the next six weeks due to the hurricanes that hit Florida and the East Coast a few months back. Florida’s crops were devastated and going to be a salvage crop at best. Expect fair quality, poor yields and high markets. California crop is finishing early due to high temps this past summer, and most of what is being harvested will stay on the west coast. Mexico is harvesting but will not see considerable volume until mid-December. Expect fair quality and high markets until mid-December.
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