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Weekly Trends For You

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 - August 8, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Aug 8, 2022 1:00:00 AM

BELL PEPPER

Bell Pepper supplies are strong, and prices are sightly lower this week as both the east and west coast are in steady production. On the West Coast, Green and Red Bells are shipping out of the San Joaquin Valley, CA with moderate supply and good demand. Oxnard Bells are lighter, and newer regions are starting out of Gilroy and Hollister, CA. On the East Coast, Michigan, and Ohio are in full swing along with several southern states. As more regions come fully online, you can expect the market to decrease. See Bell Pepper availability.

apple

Apple supply out of Washington is steady, with moderate demand. You can expect tight markets for Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious varieties as we approach mid-to-late August and Washington nears the end of the current crop. You can find California Galas and Braeburns on the Marketplace now. See Apple availability.

LEMON

Lemons out of the Central Valley, CA are finished, and Oxnard/Ventura County, CA is now the main growing region. You can expect a gap in supply since harvesting ended in June and new crop production will start in early November. The crop is peaking on 140’s and smaller Choice sizes, while larger sizes are tight. Domestic supply should continue to tighten up. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, bell pepper, apple

Produce Trends - August 1, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Aug 1, 2022 10:32:11 AM

Cauliflower

Cauliflower prices are down this week due to steady supply. Quality is good overall but shows a range of sizes and some minor bruising. Availability continues to peak on 12ct product. Check out current availability on the Marketplace, including some great deals on the surplus wrapped product. See Cauliflower availability.

Cucumber

Cucumber supplies are good at this time, causing the pricing to come down. However, you can expect high temperatures to slow down production and availability over the next few weeks, potentially causing higher prices. Baja production will be picking up shortly, and product out of Central Mexico will be loading out of Texas. See Cucumber availability.

Bell Pepper

The West Coast bell pepper market continues to be high with tight availability. Western green bells are especially short and expected to remain in low volumes for at least another 2-3 weeks. Red and yellow bells are in a more steady supply at this time. On the East Coast, green bell supplies are solid with good quality and strong demand. However, Red and yellow bells are extremely short. High heat over the next few weeks is expected to limit production and reduce supply further. See Bell Pepper availability.

Tags: cucumber, cauliflower, bell pepper

Produce Trends - July 25, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jul 25, 2022 10:48:04 AM

CARROt

Conventional and Organic carrots are in strong supply right now out of CA and MX. Supply is expected to be strong until early September, when growers may start seeing quality issues. New regions in CA will pick up late September and supply is expected to be strong through the Fall and early Winter. See Carrot availability.

LEMON

Supply out of California’s D2 (coastal region) is coming to an end. This region produces rougher fruit given the harsher growing conditions. The new crop out of D3 (desert) will start in mid-August. Weekly load volume of Organic Juice grade available September through February. In Mexico, the season is just beginning. Supply will ramp as we head into August and will be strong through October. See Lemon availability.

ORANGE

Demand and pricing for Californa Valencias are currently high and will remain strong through the rest of the season. However, there is limited juice volume available as growers are packing a high volume of Fancy/#1 product. The state’s Valencia season will run through Sept./October. Expect the market to tighten even more in late September through October when CA finishes and MX hasn't started yet. See Orange availability.

Tags: lemon, orange, carrot

Produce Trends - July 18, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jul 18, 2022 1:00:00 AM

LEMON

The Lemon market is steady overall, with less availability of fancy grade fruit than choice at this time. The peak available sizing and grade has shifted from large fancy to smaller choice grade fruit. Availability has shifted from the Central Valley to the Central California coast (Oxnard/Ventura Country). Fancy grade imports from Argentina and Chile are also starting up at this time. See Lemon availability.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower supplies out of Salinas and Santa Maria, CA are both good at this time. However, pest issues due to high heat and humidity are causing lower yields in parts of Mexico. Overall, sizes are peaking on 12ct, with lower availability of 9ct and 16ct. See Cauliflower availability.

carrot

Carrot supplies are now high as the Bakersfield, CA region is in full production swing. You can find a variety of grades on the Full Harvest marketplace, both organic and conventional. See Carrot availability.

Tags: lemon, cauliflower, carrot

Produce Trends - July 11, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jul 11, 2022 10:55:52 AM

Bell Pepper

The Red Bell market continues to be tight and is expected to remain that way for the coming week. Choice grade pricing is quite high while processing grade product is almost completely sold out due to low supply. Green Bells are in transition from Bakersfield, CA to the Central Valley, and growers are experiencing some early season issues resulting in low availability. The East Coast crop out of Georgia finished early due to high temperatures and humidity. This has resulted in Midwest buyers shifting their demand to the West Coast, tightening the market even further. See Marketplace for availability.

Orange

Growers are reporting strong demand and solid supply on both Conventional & Organic Valencias out of California. A majority of juice-grade supply is prebooked, resulting in little spot buy availability and forcing buyers to purchase choice or fancy grade at higher spot prices to meet their needs. The total CA Valencia crop this year is up over last year, but still only around 80% of what it was projected to be. Sizes are peaking on smaller fruit. Growers are expecting pricing to remain strong and/or increase through August. We recommend pre-booking as much of your demand as possible, as well as trying to take mixed sizes and additional citrus items as you are able. California Valencias will run through late September/early October, and Mexico will start-up in November. See Marketplace for availability.

Celery

Celery Markets are steady overall with solid demand and pricing. Some suppliers have been impacted by pith and seeder quality issues. Recent high temperatures have also affected the yield out of some fields, and could potentially result in less supply and higher prices. See Celery availability.

Tags: orange, celery, bell pepper

Produce Trends - July 6, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jul 6, 2022 1:00:00 AM

LEMON

Lemon markets are currently steady with good quality. Availability has shifted from mostly large fancy grade lemons to smaller choice grade as the central coast becomes the dominant region. The Central Valley has some supply left with peak sizes currently being 115ct and larger. Oxnard/Ventura County is the main growing region with sizing peaking on 140ct and smaller fruit. Choice grade fruit is expected to dominate the market, while fancy grade fruit will be tighter and more expensive. See Lemon availability.

carrot

Jumbo carrots remain tight. The Bakersfield, CA Harvest has started, but sizing is still on the smaller side at this time. You can anticipate supply to ramp up over the next few weeks You can find organic and conventional carrots in a variety of grades on the Marketplace now. See Carrot availability.

cucumber

The cucumber market is tight overall with strong demand and increased pricing. Georgia is finished, which has reduced overall supply while the crop transitions to northern areas. West Coast supplies are moderate but are anticipated to tighten further due to strong demand and transition in growing regions. Quality is good. See Cucumber availability.

Tags: lemon, cucumber, carrot

Produce Trends - June 27, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 27, 2022 1:00:00 AM

LEMON

Lemon markets are mostly steady at this time with good quality. Out of the central California Coast, peak availability has shifted from large fancy to smaller choice grade fruits. You can find organic and conventional juicer lemons out of California on the Marketplace now. See Lemon availability.

Cauliflower

The cauliflower market has a steady supply and good quality. Some growers are reporting reduced yields due to higher temps in the growing region. Cauliflower availability out of Salinas and Santa Maria is strong, keeping pricing steady. You can expect good quality and aggressive pricing to continue this week. See Cauliflower availability.

kale

The Kale market is steady with solid pricing and supplies. Upcoming heat on the West Coast could affect quality and availability in the coming weeks. You can find Curly, Red, and Lacinto Kale available out of California on the Marketplace now. See Kale availability.

Tags: lemon, cauliflower, kale

Produce Trends - June 22, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 22, 2022 1:00:00 AM

orange

You can expect California Valencias to be tight for the next 2 weeks or so. Mexico has finished up, while California is just getting started now. This means peak availability is on fancy grade fruit and there is limited juice grade fruit. Some growers have delayed harvests as they wait another few weeks for the fruit to size up. Demand is high, leading to strong pricing and a tight market. See Orange availability.

Cauliflower

The Cauliflower market is steady with solid supply and pricing. Supply should increase with the recent warm weather. You can expect Cauliflower availability to remain steady, with some minor variations in texture and bruising. See Cauliflower availability.

carrot

The Jumbo carrot market remains tight with light supply due to the current harvest being mainly smaller-sized carrots. The harvest in Bakersfield, CA harvest has begun. You can expect jumbos out of the region to start up in another couple of weeks and increase availability. You can find juicer and chunk carrots on the Marketplace now.. See Carrot availability.

Tags: orange, cauliflower, carrot

Produce Trends - June 13, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 13, 2022 12:21:28 AM

orange

The Mexican season is in its last week for both conventional and organic Valencias loading out of Nogales, AZ. There may be some fruit left later on, but the quality will be rough as is typical for end-of-season fruit. In California, demand is strong for conventional and organic Valencias, while supply is tight. Multiple suppliers are reporting delayed harvests due to fruit taking a long time to size up. With the Mexico season ending and CA harvests delayed, growers are anticipating prices to increase on CA Valencias towards the end of June. Due to the short Navel season, some growers started harvesting Valencias early in May to fill Navel contracts. This has caused some growers to gap right now for the next 2-3 weeks. See Orange availability.

Grapefruit

Growers are reporting steady supply and strong demand for conventional and organic grapefruit out of California. Organic product will be available through mid-July, with limited quantity from August to October. Mexico will start up again in mid-September. CA is peaking on larger sizes (23ct-36ct), but juice bins will contain all sizes (18ct-72ct). See Grapefruit availability.

CABBAGE

Supply is tight for conventional and organic green cabbage due to a cooler Spring that caused slower growth and harvesting delays. Of the product that is available, smaller head sizes are most prevalent. For conventional napa cabbage, supply is steady and head sizes are smaller (14ct-18ct range). Supply is extremely limited for organic napa cabbage. Many suppliers will not start harvesting until late June. Overall, the supply of green & Napa cabbage is expected to remain tight in the short term while the market waits for the head sizes to increase. See Cabbage availability.

Tags: orange, grapefruit, cabbage

Produce Trends - June 6, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 3, 2022 2:18:47 PM

orange

Orange prices have reached a ten-year high in 2022, and are expected to continue trending upward. Greening and poor weather caused one of Florida’s lowest ever crop yields earlier this year, while California growers dealt with labor and truck shortages. As the growing region transitions, availability switches from Navels to Valencias, and as we approach summer, pricing is expected to continue rising. Supply is peaking on large fancy grade and small choice grade fruit at this time. See Orange availability.

bell pepper

Prices for green bell peppers are steady overall but slightly lower on the east coast as Georgia continues to ramp up. Quality is good, with sizes peaking on larger peppers. Coachella supplies remain limited, with sizes on the smaller end as the season finishes. Red and yellow bell pepper prices are still on the higher side, with limited supply expected for the rest of June. The transition to Bakersfield is likely to happen over the next two weeks and should increase supplies. See Bell Pepper availability.

Apple

All varieties of apples are mostly steady in availability out of Washington. Small Galas and Fuji’s are more limited as the remaining supply is on the larger side. In addition, there are some late storage season quality challenges as shippers are getting to the end of last season’s pack out. You can find organic Fujis and Honeycrisps posted on the Marketplace now. See Apple availability.

Tags: orange, bell pepper, apple

Produce Trends - June 1, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 1, 2022 12:45:00 AM

cucumber

Cucumber supply is steady with availability on both coasts now. The Nogales cucumber crop is winding down, but there are still a few growers with availability remaining. Baja west-coast cukes are moving steadily with good volume. East-coast supply is increasing as Georgia starts to have some light availability this week.
. See Cucumber availability.

orange

Mexican supply is decreasing on both conventional and organic Valencias loading out of Nogales, AZ. The organic season will end completely by the second week of June, while the conventional season will last through late June. California Valencias are just getting started so volume is still ramping. Choice and juice grade fruit is especially limited right now. Some organic growers have delayed harvests to let the fruit ripen and color further. You can expect the volume of juice fruit to be more plentiful towards the middle of June. See Orange availability.

cabbage

Growers are reporting tight supply and higher prices on both organic and conventional green cabbage. Some growers are barely able to cover their contracted volume. It's been unseasonably cool this Spring in Salinas, resulting in slow growth, harvesting delays, and mostly small to medium size product. The common defects right now are internal Burn (browning) and seeder. The supply on both Green and Napa cabbage is expected to remain tight in the short term while the growers wait for the head sizes to increase. The Salinas season should last through mid-November, so please reach out to sales@fullharvest.com about any late summer cabbage needs to lock in pricing and volumes now.
See Cabbage availability.

Tags: orange, cucumber, cabbage

Produce Trends - May 23, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on May 23, 2022 10:33:23 AM

Cauliflower

Cauliflower markets are active and expected to remain strong. Quality is fair causing available supplies to lighten up and higher pricing. Expect price and supply to improve as more acreage becomes available. You can find organic product loading out of Salinas, CA on the Marketplace now. See Cauliflower availability.

CARROT

Demand remains high for all types of carrots - Conventional and Organic, product from the US & Mexico. Mexico's supply is conventional and crosses through McAllen, TX. Supply is light on Jumbo carrots. Organic carrot availability out of California is scarce and will continue to be until more suppliers come online. We recommend getting in touch with sales to pre-book orders ~4 weeks in advance, especially for organic product. See Carrot availability.

pineapple

The pineapple market is steady this week for supply, demand, and quality. Sizes are peaking on the larger fruit. You can find conventional, crownless, Costa Rican product on the Marketplace now. See Pineapple availability.

Tags: cauliflower, carrot, pineapple

Produce Trends - May 16, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on May 13, 2022 12:56:41 PM

Melons (Cantaloupe, honeydew & watermelon)

Cantaloupe and Honeydew prices are trending down as volume increases. Central American imports loading out of Florida will continue for the next 2 weeks and supply out of Nogales is picking up. The Imperial Valley, California region is getting started as well. Watermelon supply is steady out of Florida and Mexico with good quality. See Melon availability.

lemon

Growers are reporting steady supply and demand of conventional and organic lemons in California. You can expect organic supply to remain steady through May and conventional through late June. There will be a gap in the summer from July to September, so we recommend stocking up on volume now to ensure you are covered. Mexico ramps up in late August and California will be back with a strong supply towards the end of October. The market during the summer gap will rely on imports from Chile and South Africa, but this product is primarily in cartons and fancy/choice grade. There is very limited juice grade coming from overseas. See Lemon availability.

CUCUMBER

East-coast cucumber supply is steady, with Georgia getting started this week. In Nogales, the spring crop is strong with solid availability and good quality. The Baja region continues to grow in volume as more growers come online. See Cucumber availability.

Tags: lemon, cucumber, melon

Produce Trends - May 9, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on May 9, 2022 1:00:00 AM

OrANGE

This week, the orange market is mostly steady, with good supplies on larger fancy grade fruit and tighter supplies on smaller choice fruit. In addition, Valencias are becoming readily available and being used to fill in on the minor size shortages. See Orange availability.

LIME

Prices continue to decrease on Conventional Limes out of Mexico. Pricing is lowest on the smaller fruit, but larger fruit is also dropping. We expect this to continue over the next couple of weeks. Please get in touch for any FTL volume needs. We anticipate needing a 5-10 day lead time. Pricing and availability are subject to change daily. See Lime availability.

CARROT

Carrot supplies remain tight, especially for organic and conventional processed supplies at this time like coins, chunks, sticks, etc. Whole carrots are more readily available. Overall, the market remains challenging, especially for FTL orders. Please check the Marketplace and reach out to your Full Harvest rep for the most up-to-date quotes and availability. See Carrot availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, lime

Produce Trends - May 2, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on May 2, 2022 1:00:00 AM

LEMON

Lemon supply is expected to remain strong for another six weeks or so before starting to reduce. You can expect a gap in supply from the end of June through July. We recommend purchasing now if you have the ability to buy in bulk while prices are good and then freeze to last you through the gap. The Mexican season will get started at the end of July or early August. Reach out to your rep now if you are interested in locking in contract pricing for the Fall. See Lemon availability.

ORANGE

California Navels are finishing up now and will transition to Valencias over the next few weeks. Valencias will then be available out of Mexico and California for about a month. Mexican organic Valencias will end the first week of June, while conventional will be available through the last week of June. See Orange availability.

GINGER

The ginger market is still tight as we are in the low season with limited availability. You can expect availability to pick up in July. Out of Miami, supplies are tightening as less product has been shipped out of Peru, and prices are expected to rise. There is Mexican product available on The Marketplace, but it will need about a 7-day lead time. There is also product from Peru available, organic and conventional, that requires at least a 3-week lead time for large volumes. See Ginger availability.

Tags: lemon, orange, ginger

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