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Each week we post current produce trends to keep you up-to-date on production and seasonal conditions as well as current commodity availability.

Produce Trends - Dec 5, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 5, 2022 9:42:31 AM


The Apple market is mixed depending on the variety and size constraint, and overall, we expect pricing to trend upwards over the next few weeks. Granny Smiths are tight, especially for the smaller-sized fruit. Pricing for small Grannys and Red Delicious are expected to continue to increase over the coming weeks due to demand outpacing supply. Fujis are also tight for smaller sizes, with better availability for larger apples. See Apple availability.


The Broccoli market remains steady but somewhat tight. Supplies continue to tighten, resulting in higher prices. Upcoming cooler weather is expected to drive the market even higher. See Broccoli availability.


Cabbage supplies are starting to come down, with demand increasing simultaneously. This has driven market pricing up. You can find organic Napa out of California on the Marketplace now.  See Cabbage availability.

Tags: broccoli, cabbage, apple

Produce Trends - Nov 30, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Nov 30, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Bell Pepper

We are anticipating the bell pepper market to be extremely tight going into next year, especially for processing-grade peppers, due to the lower supply available. Many large buyers are starting to lock in their contracts now for supply starting in June, leaving limited availability on the spot market. We encourage you to contact your rep ASAP to discuss locking in your 2023 needs via setting up a contract or program. See Bell Pepper availability.


Supply of California Navels is strong overall, with great deals on the smaller-sized fruit and some limitations on the larger product. Over the coming weeks, you can anticipate the cooler weather to bring better color and quality. Out of Mexico, early Valencias are showing a steady supply of the Hamlin variety in both organic and conventional. See Orange availability.


Carrots are currently shipping from California, Michigan, Mexico, and Canada. Supply is mixed, with some limitations on organics due to seasonality and transitioning growing regions. Pricing is currently high due to increased demand, but there is volume available.  See Carrot availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, bell pepper

Produce Trends - Nov 21, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Nov 21, 2022 1:00:00 AM


Lemon supply and demand are both steady this week. Pricing and quality are good. The new crop of lemons is coming online out of Southern California, with good quality and increasing supply on the market. We have some good deals on juicer-grade product loading out of California and Arizona on the Marketplace now. See Lemon availability.


Lime supplies are good overall and peaking on the 110–175cts. The new Mexican crop is coming out of Veracruz and Yucatan. Smaller-sized fruit is tight. Mexican markets are slightly higher than the US at this time due to differences in demand. According to suppliers, you can expect pricing to increase after the Thanksgiving holiday. See the Marketplace for availability.


The crop out of Washington this year was predicted to be down at least 10%, with some growers now reporting up to a 30% decrease. There is little surplus availability outside of what growers are using to fulfill contracts. Small-sized Granny Smiths are reported to be getting especially tight. Quality is good. See Apple availability.

Tags: lemon, lime, apple

Produce Trends - Nov 14, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Nov 14, 2022 1:00:00 AM


The cauliflower market is extremely tight at this time with supplies out of Salinas and Santa Maria, CA both limited. Heat, rain, and then cold temperatures have affected availability and prevented more supply from coming online. Demand is high, and you can expect the market to remain tight over the next week at least. See the Marketplace for availability.


Broccoli suppliers are limited at this time. Recent rain in the Salinas, CA area has further limited an already tight supply as the end of the season approached. There have been some quality issues causing lower yields as well. You can expect this market to remain high over the next week. See Broccoli availability.


The celery market is very active as demand increases due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Oxnard and Santa Maria, CA are the main growing areas with strong availability as Salinas is finishing up. Supply is peaking on larger size. Recent rain and cold temperatures have begun to slow down production, but quality remains good. See Celery availability.

Tags: broccoli, cauliflower, celery

Produce Trends - Nov 7, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Nov 7, 2022 1:00:00 AM


Celery supplies are somewhat light, causing a stronger market. Most supply is out of Southern California, while Salinas is finishing up at this time. Larger sizing has the highest availability, and quality is above average. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, some suppliers expect supplies to tighten further over the coming weeks. See Celery availability.


The cauliflower market is very tight with limited supplies from Salinas and Santa Maria. Demand remains high, resulting in high pricing at this time. Quality is fair with some discoloration and smaller sizing. Recent cooler weather has resulted in lower yields. Supply is expected to remain tight throughout the week.  See Cauliflower availability.


The Orange market is steady this week overall. Domestic Navels out of California are the main variety. 88ct and larger fruits are tight as the season begins, while 113-138 ct smaller fruits are peaking. Demand, supply, and quality are all good at this time. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, cauliflower, celery

Produce Trends - Oct 31, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Oct 31, 2022 11:49:39 AM


Lemon supplies are improving as the new crop volume increases with mostly Fancy grade, mid-sized fruit. The older crop is dominated by choice-grade, smaller fruit. The California Desert/Arizona and San Joaquin regions are now the main growing areas. See Lemon availability.


Overall, carrot supplies are steady except for organic rainbows. Extreme heat back in August and September tightened supplies and drove the market up. Supply should continue to increase throughout the rest of November and drive the market back down.  See Carrot availability.


The broccoli market is steady, with supplies improving and demand slightly down. We are hearing good demand, good supply, and fair-to-good quality this week. Recently, some issues with pin rot causing lower yields, but this has improved. See Broccoli availability.

Tags: lemon, broccoli, carrot

Produce Trends - Oct 24, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Oct 24, 2022 10:00:56 AM


Overall, the apple market is tight and peaking on larger size and higher grade fruit. You can expect small and off-grade fruits to be on the tighter side for the remainder of the season. Fuji supply should improve as new crop harvests continue, while Gala apples supply is solid. You can find options on the Marketplace out of California, Michigan, and Washington now. See Apple availability.


Celery supply and quality are good, with light production out of Salinas and stronger supply out of Oxnard and Santa Maria, CA. However, there are some supply challenges in the growing regions outside California, putting more pressure on California availability and driving prices up.  See Celery availability.

summer squash

The squash market is steady overall this week. On the West Coast, availability out of Nogales is increasing, while Baja and California squash are both finishing up. East coast supply is light out of Georgia and South Carolina due to cold temperatures. This has led to demand outweighing supply, increased pricing, and buyers looking to the West Coast to fill their needs. See Summer Squash availability.

Tags: celery, apple, summer squash

Produce Trends - Oct 17, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Oct 17, 2022 1:00:00 AM


Carrot supplies are tightening up as we get further into the Fall season. This is expected with seasonality and weather changes this time of year. Out of California, supply is slightly stronger on conventional products, yet tight overall. See Carrot availability.


Overall, the Grapefruit market is limited right now. Out of California, the new desert crop is just starting, and sizing is on the smaller side. The crop is ranging from 32 to 88ct, and peaking at 64-72ct. The season will be fully ramped in mid-November and is expected to last through the Spring. The Mexican grapefruit season will start in 1-2 weeks and last through early March. See Grapefruit availability.


The California Valencia season is finished for the majority of suppliers. Demand is currently high for Valencias due to the lower supply available in the market. The Mexican season will begin in early November. At this point, the crop is looking strong, and there is better fruit set over last season. However, growers are still projecting lower yields than typical. California Navels will begin shortly and ramp up in November and December. The USDA estimates a 19% larger California Navel crop this upcoming season! Florida Valencias are primarily conventional and run from October through May generally. This season’s forecast is projected to be down 25% from last season, and there could be even a higher decrease due to damage from Hurricane. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, grapefruit

Produce Trends - Oct 12, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Oct 12, 2022 9:59:47 AM


Recent heat waves and rainy weather have limited supplies and increased prices out of Mexico and California. There are some quality concerns around rot and hollow core due to the heat Markets are expected to continue rising. See Broccoli availability.


Prices are high, and supplies are very limited on California Lettuce (Romaine, Green Leaf, and Red Leaf). The INSV virus, a thrips-borne (insect) pathogen, has heavily impacted lettuce production in the Salinas, CA region this season. The main symptom of the virus is necrotic spots that appear on the leaves, which often end up killing the plant. It spreads quickly between plants through insects and infected sap, which is why there have been such large impacts on the monocultures of romaine and green leaf. See the Marketplace.


California Valencia Orange supplies are tight at this point of the season, especially for 88/138 ct. Quality is good, and pricing is steady, while on the higher side. Demand is beginning to exceed supply, and markets are expected to increase. Navels will come online in about a month or so.
ts. See Orange availability.

Tags: broccoli, orange, lettuce

Produce Trends - Oct 3, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Oct 3, 2022 1:00:00 AM


The Cauliflower market is rising quickly due to tight supplies. Last week’s heat wave caused limited supply, and prices increased 36% from the previous week to a 10-year high! Pending more extreme weather, the market should hold steady going forward. Quality and sizing are mixed. See Cauliflower availability.

Summer Squash

Pear supply out of Washington is strong, while California is nearly finished for the season. So far, quality is high out of Washington with the majority of product packing out as #1. Pricing is steady. You can find organic Bartletts posted on the Marketplace now. See Summer Squash availability.


Lemon markets are up this week, with light supplies due to growing area transitions and high temperatures. Quality and volume will improve as the new crop gets started this week and production begins to ramp up. Currently, supply is peaking on choice grade 200 and 235cts. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, cauliflower, summer squash

Produce Trends - Sept 26, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Sep 26, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Bell Pepper

Bell Pepper ​​markets are trending up on both coasts at this time, and are expected to remain that way for the next 2-3 weeks. Georgia will start in early October, while most East Coast volumes are coming from Canada and NY now. Western supplies were affected by the recent rain, with red and yellow bells being short. Supply and pricing should improve when Coachella starts up in mid-October. See Bell Pepper availability.


Pear supply out of Washington is strong, while California is nearly finished for the season. So far, quality is high out of Washington with the majority of product packing out as #1. Pricing is steady. You can find organic Bartletts posted on the Marketplace now. See Pear availability.


Recent high temperatures and rainy weather could start to affect cauliflower markets and pricing in the coming weeks. Supplies are still mostly steady in both the Salinas and Santa Maria areas, but we expect markets to rise. Quality is fair. See Cauliflower availability.

Tags: cauliflower, bell pepper, pear

Produce Trends - Sept 19, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Sep 19, 2022 1:00:00 AM


Conventional and organic carrots are both in strong supply right now out of California. Additional California regions will pick up at the end of this month, and supply is expected to continue to be strong through the Fall and early Winter. See Carrot availability.


New California crop out of D3 region (desert) has started and product is packing out well. We have organic and conventional juicer product available to prebook now through the Winter on the Marketplace. California supplies are expected to be very strong through the Winter and into early Spring, with the heaviest months being December and January. The Mexican season has begun for both conventional and organic product. There is a strong supply, with juice grade volume available weekly. Mexican supply should remain strong through October. See Lemon availability.


Overall, there is a low supply of Grapefruit in the market right now. Out of California, supplies are extremely limited with the only availability being the larger 23ct/27ct/32ct fruit. The new season will begin in mid-October and ramp up between November and January. The Mexican season should begin in mid-October and last through early March. See Grapefruit availability.

Tags: lemon, carrot, grapefruit

Produce Trends - Sept 12, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Sep 12, 2022 9:58:50 AM

Summer squash

This week, supplies are on the lighter side for zucchini and yellow squash on both coasts. California is transitioning growing regions, and Nogales is still a few weeks away from strong production. Extreme heat is also affecting quality and availability in the West. Supply is mixed on the East Coast but expected to improve in the coming weeks, with availability out of South Carolina, Georgia, and Michigan. See Summer Squash availability.


Orange markets are high this week, with an especially tight supply of smaller fruits. California Valencia suppliers are limiting harvests to stretch the season through October. Quality is fair, but high temperatures are putting some stress and weakening the California fruits. See Orange availability.


Green and Red bells out of San Joaquin Valley, California, are steady with moderate supply and good demand. However, the recent heat wave in California is starting to affect the harvest. There may be some quality issues with softness due to this heat wave that we will experience later in October. Bell pepper supplies on the East Coast are light. See Bell Pepper availability.

Tags: orange, bell pepper, summer squash

Produce Trends - Sept 7, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Sep 7, 2022 9:30:07 AM


Quality is good for both Honeydew and Cantaloupe Melons this week. Supply is light for Honeydew, but with a great mix of sizes available and very high sugars. Cantaloupe supply is steady, with a good mix of sizes. See Melon availability.


Carrot supplies are steady this week, with moderate supply and demand. Availability out of Mexico is down, while the Bakersfield, CA growing region is up and running strong. Demand for snack pack and other processed carrots is up as the new school year starts. See Carrot availability.


Pineapple volumes are light due to the storm season in the Tropics. Supplies are especially light on 5-6ct product, with 7-8ct available as a substitute. You can expect tight supply for larger pineapples to continue until mid-September. See Pineapple availability.

Tags: cucumber, carrot, pineapple

Produce Trends - August 29, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Aug 29, 2022 1:00:00 AM


Overall, cucumbers are showing steady supply and demand on both coasts. However, recent rainy weather on the East Coast is affecting supply and quality. Prices are up on the West Coast due to strong demand. Supply should increase over the next few weeks and bring down the market. Cucumber supplies out of Baja and Mexico are tight. See Cucumber availability.


Pears out of Washington are steady in demand and volume, with Bartletts just getting started and Anjou Pears now finished. As Washington volume picks up over the next few weeks, you can expect prices to come down. California pears are still available, and you can find organic Bartletts posted on the Marketplace now. See Pear availability.


The squash market is up with light supplies on both coasts this week. On the East Coast, the weather is affecting availability and quality, leading to higher pricing and a tight market. Western supplies are also being affected by heat in the Santa Maria region. Zucchini on the west coast will continue to be short until Central CA starts in the next week or two. Yellow Squash is also tight, but less so than zucchini on the West Coast. See Summer Squash availability.

Tags: cucumber, summer squash, pear

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