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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.


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Produce Trends - March 14, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Mar 14, 2022 8:12:03 AM

celery

Celery availability is tight at this time, especially for value-added product like sticks. Commodity celery is steady out of Arizona with lighter supplies from CA. Supply should improve in the second half of March. See Celery availability.

cauliflower

The Cauliflower market has slowed down with volatile availability expected to last for the next week or so before improving. Quality is fair to good. You can find organic product on The Marketplace loading out of Salinas, CA. See Cauliflower availability.

LEMON

California growers are reporting a strong supply of Lemons in all 3 growing regions in CA (Coastal, Central Valley, Desert). Volumes should remain steady through April with supply starting to trickle off by the end of May. California will be back with a strong supply in the fall. Out of Mexico, supply is expected to ramp up starting in mid-May. Limited juice volume is predicted at the beginning of the season, with the majority of growers ramping up in August/September. We recommend purchasing lemons in the next 6-8 weeks while California is still producing high volumes to avoid higher pricing when California trickles off and Mexico is just getting started. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, cauliflower, celery

Produce Trends - March 7, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Mar 7, 2022 7:31:50 AM

Ginger

This is the low season for ginger, with limited availability across the board. There is some supply available of Peruvian and Mexican ginger needing at least a 1-3 week lead time. You can expect the market to continue to be tight until the Summer, when availability and pricing should improve. See Ginger availability.

Grapefruit

Out of California, conventional and organic grapefruit supply should remain steady for the next 6 - 8 weeks. The Mexican season is winding down and will finish up by the middle of March before starting up again in September. California is peaking on smaller sizes, while Mexico is peaking on larger-sized fruit. With the Mexican season close to over, you can expect California supply to tighten and prices to increase. See Grapefruit availability.

Orange

Mexican growers have fully transitioned into true Valencias. The fresh market demand has been very slow for the last three weeks on both Conventional & Organics, causing growers to slow down harvests until pricing and demand improve. The Mexican season was originally estimated to end in April but is now likely to last through mid-May due to the harvest slowing down. California Navel supply out of the Central Valley & Southern Coastal regions is steady for both organic and conventional product. However, we expect availability to start diminishing as we approach the end of March and the beginning of April. The season will finish by the 2nd week of April. The crop is expected to end earlier than usual due to an industry-wide crop shortage this year. Normally, the California Navel supply will last until June. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, grapefruit, ginger

Produce Trends - February 28, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Feb 28, 2022 1:00:00 AM

CARROTS

The major carrot growing regions are in transition from the San Joaquin Valley to the Imperial Valley, causing limited supplies of jumbos. Supplies are expected to get better when size increases in March. See Carrot availability.

CELERY

Value-added celery, like sticks, is limited as demand is greater than supply due to capacity constraints. Whole celery has steady availability at this time. Supplies should increase around March. See Celery availability.

cabbage

Cabbage supply has been affected by some insect presence in the desert region of California recently. Specifically, organic cabbage is showing some damage from Aphids infestation. Pricing remains on the higher end at this time.
See Marketplace availability.

Tags: carrot, celery, cabbage

Produce Trends - February 23, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Feb 23, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Lemon

There is a strong supply of conventional and organic lemons in all three California growing regions (Coastal, Central Valley, and Desert). Lemons out of the California desert are predicted to yield more juice-grade volume due to a “rougher” crop this year. Mexico finished its lemon season in December and should start up again at the end of August or early September. We expect California’s supply will remain steady for the foreseeable future; no major gaps on the horizon. See Lemon availability.

grapefruit

Grapefruit supply out of California is steady for organic and conventional, although it is getting tighter for organic product. The Mexican season is close to wrapping up at the end of this month, resulting in tightened supply. California is peaking on smaller sizes (56ct - 72ct), while Mexican is peaking on the larger sizes. With the Mexican season winding down, we expect demand to shift towards California, resulting in higher prices and tightening supply over the next few weeks. See Grapefruit availability.

cabbage

Growers are reporting a solid supply of conventional and organic green, red, and napa cabbage at this time. Pricing is currently higher across all varieties, but we have some good deals on organic red and green cabbage out of California.
See Cabbage availability.

Tags: lemon, grapefruit, cabbage

Produce Trends - February 14, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Feb 14, 2022 2:32:00 PM

orange

Orange supply out of Mexico has nearly completed the transition into true Valencias from the early variety, Hamlins. Growers are reporting good yields on fancy and choice-grade fruit. However, we expect a limited volume of juice grade fruit available for the next few weeks. Average Brix is 10 to 11.5 and acid is 1 to 1.2, varying per field. Head to the Marketplace for current availability of Mexican Valencias, as well as California Navels. See Orange availability.

ginger

Carrot supplies remain tight, with demand outpacing supply for the most part. Jumbos on the West coast are especially tight, but there is some steady supply out of Mexico. We expect this volatility to continue for at least the remainder of February. See Ginger availability.

carrot

Overall, the organic carrot market remains limited at this time with some suppliers gapping and Mexico producing mainly conventional product. We do have some Nantes available on The Marketplace out of California while supplies last. Conventional carrots are primarily coming out of Mexico, loading in McAllen, TX. See Carrot availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, ginger

Produce Trends - February 7, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Feb 4, 2022 2:03:04 PM

cabbage

Cabbage supplies have been light recently and we expect that to continue for the next two weeks or so before improving. Cool desert weather has affected sizing and availability as well. You can find competitive pricing on organic green cabbage out of Watsonville, CA on the Marketplace now. See Cabbage availability.

carrot

Carrot supplies remain tight, with demand outpacing supply for the most part. Jumbos on the West coast are especially tight, but there is some steady supply out of Mexico. We expect this volatility to continue for at least the remainder of February. See Carrot availability.

lemon

Lemon availability remains steady. However, we are seeing lighter volumes for the smaller Choice grade fruit. Overall, the quality is good with supply peaking on the larger fancy grade fruit. Head to the Marketplace for current availability of organic and conventional lemons in an assortment of varieties and grades. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, carrot, cabbage

Produce Trends - January 31, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jan 28, 2022 2:51:38 PM

CARROTS

Organic carrot supply is still super tight. There is conventional product available out of Mexico with solid pricing, though. The supply limitations are typical this time of year but have been exacerbated due to labor shortages and low organic yields. You can expect the gap on organic product to continue for the next 4 weeks or so. Head to the Marketplace for up-to-date availability. See Carrot availability.

Broccoli & Cauliflower

The broccoli market is lower this week. Supplies from Mexico are volatile, but availability out of AZ and CA is improving and should be enough to cover demand. Cauliflower market pricing has also started to come down as supplies increase. We were experiencing a gap in the market for the last 2 weeks in January, but we are seeing more supply come online now and expect that to continue through February. See Broccoli and Cauliflower availability.

Orange & Mandarin

Orange supplies are somewhat light and are expected to remain that way for the remainder of the season. According to a new report from The Packer, “California citrus groves look remarkably different than they did last year, when a record crop weighed down mandarin trees and navel oranges stayed on trees late into the summer months due to shipping issues at congested ports.” We expect to see lighter and shorter seasons for Navels and Mandarins due to a combination of drought, water, and rising cost issues. We expect the season to last through May for Navels and June for Mandarins. See Orange and Mandarin availability.

Tags: broccoli, orange, cauliflower, carrot, mandarin

Produce Trends - January 24, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jan 20, 2022 3:22:00 PM

CARROTS

Multiple growers report high demand and limited supply of conventional and organic carrots. Rising Omicron cases have exacerbated ongoing labor shortages. Many suppliers find it challenging to find the labor force to pack existing contracts, forcing delayed orders and cancellations. In addition, we are seeing a low supply of chunks & plugs due to a lower yield of jumbos this winter. Out of Mexico, supply is limited on organic carrots, but there is some conventional available. Head to the Marketplace for current availability. See Carrot availability.

LIME

The lime market is up this week. Market pricing has been trending upwards due to low yields from recent weather. Medium and small sizes (200 count to 230 count) continue to have the highest volume of availability. See Lime availability.

Orange

The orange market has been trending up lately due to limited labor, but supplies are expected to improve this week. Navels are peaking on the smaller 72 count, 88 count, and 56 count fruits. The Kern County growing region has supplied most of the small-sized navels this season. Once harvesting in Kern County is finished in the next two weeks, we expect a limited supply of small oranges for the remainder of the season. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, lime

Produce Trends - January 18, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jan 18, 2022 2:50:00 PM

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Freezing temperatures in the Arizona and California desert growing regions have slowed down the broccoli and cauliflower harvests. We are seeing limited supplies and increased pricing overall. Mexican supply loading out of Texas is also expected to tighten as demand shifts away from the desert. See Broccoli & Cauliflower availability.

Lettuce

The Yuma growing region has experienced freezing night-time temperatures, causing morning ice and harvest delays. Iceberg and Romaine lettuce fields have been affected and are showing blister and peel. We expect this quality issue to also result in shorter shelf life on Processed/Value Added lettuce packs. See Lettuce availability.

Orange

True Valencias will start out of Mexico at the end of the month. The early season product you are seeing now are Hamlins. Out of California, supply is stronger on the larger fruit peaking at 56 / 72 ct. Overall, product remains tight though due to recent rains delaying the harvest. See Orange availability.

Tags: broccoli, orange, cauliflower, lettuce

Produce Trends - January 10, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jan 10, 2022 2:27:00 PM

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Weather has not been favorable for broccoli and cauliflower supply. Warm weather out of Yuma for the first six weeks of the season pushed the cauliflower crop ahead of schedule by 2-3 weeks. This means the crop that was supposed to be harvested now was actually harvested 2 weeks ago, and there is limited supply out on the fresh market. Now, the weather is cool and icy. We expect a 2-3 week gap on Cauliflower. Broccoli has not been as affected, but rain recently has caused some damage to the crop.
See Broccoli & Cauliflower availability.

Lemon

Mexico is officially done with their lemon season. California is in full swing with Desert fruit, and we expect supply to be strong for another month. Small fruit is very limited, because rain last month increased the size of the crop. The new year has caused price increases across the board for growers in labor, packaging, and freight costs. See Lemon availability.

Orange

Mexican Valencias are tight after the new year with higher pricing over the last week. We expect availability to improve this week. True Valencias should start at the end of the month (1/25). Sizing is currently peaking in the 113ct-138ct range. Pricing is up this week for California Navels due to heavy rains at the end of December. Overall, we are seeing steady supply on Fancy, Choice, and Juice grade. See Orange availability.

Tags: lemon, broccoli, orange, cauliflower

Produce Trends - January 4, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jan 4, 2022 2:25:00 PM

Broccoli

Broccoli supplies continue to be tight, meaning pricing also continues to be on the higher side. We anticipate pricing to come down, but recent cold weather could delay this. You can find organic and conventional product on the Marketplace now. See Broccoli availability.

Cauliflower

The Cauliflower market is steady with supply available out of Mexico, Santa Maria, CA, and Yuma, AZ. We anticipate pricing to start to increase given the recent cold weather in the growing regions. See Cauliflower availability.

Oranges

Navel supplies are tight. California experienced rain that limited the harvest. This caused an increased demand for Mexican fruit, resulting in higher pricing. We anticipate demand overall will pick up to start the new year. See Orange availability.

Tags: broccoli, orange, cauliflower

Produce Trends - December 28, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 28, 2021 2:21:00 PM

Broccoli

The broccoli market is volatile. We don’t expect to see it steady off for another 2-3 weeks due to various challenges. Both commodity and value-added (florets) products could be impacted. Quality is still mostly good. See Broccoli availability.

Lemons

Lemon supplies out of California are good, with solid availability from both the desert and the valley regions. Quality is strong. Some of the very large fruit is getting fairly tight, but we anticipate more supply coming online in the coming weeks. Mexico is finishing up its lemon supply - weather problems caused the season to end early. See Lemon availability.

Oranges

Orange supplies are very light due to recent rains delaying the harvest. The majority of fruit is fancy grade and size is peaking on 88ct. 56ct and larger fruits are limited right now. See Orange availability.

Tags: lemon, broccoli, orange

Produce Trends - December 20, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 20, 2021 2:18:00 PM

Celery

The celery market is tight overall due to colder weather. Prices are up, but we still have some great deals on The Marketplace for both organic and conventional product. We recommend taking advantage of supply now before the market gets tighter. See Celery availability.

Lemon

The lemon market is steady this week. According to suppliers, The District 3 region of California (Coachella/Mesa) is in full swing, with good quality and availability. District 1 has started harvesting when possible, but supply is slow to pick up due to fog. We have a variety of surplus #1 and juice grade product available now on The Marketplace. See Lemon availability.

Carrot

The jumbo carrot market is volatile this week. Pricing out of California is up with moderate supply and high demand, while Mexican supply is steady. Demand continues to outpace supply of school sizes and bulk pack carrots. We have solid availability of 2” chunks - both peeled and unpeeled and organic and conventional on The Marketplace now. See Carrot availability.

Tags: lemon, carrot, celery

Produce Trends - December 13, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 13, 2021 1:58:00 PM

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Yuma AZ, is expecting freezing weather temperatures in the mornings starting this week. These temps will reduce availability and could cause increased pricing on cauliflower and broccoli. Oxnard, CA is also expecting freezing temps and rain this week. We still have some solid pricing and availability on The Marketplace now, so we recommend getting in orders ASAP before the weather reduces supply. See Broccoli and Cauliflower availability.

Oranges

Conventional and organic early Valencias are in full swing! We have product available out of Nogales. Brix levels vary per grower but are generally 10.5 - 11.5 right now. Sizing is peaking in the 113ct - 138ct range. Conventional and organic Navel oranges out of California are also in full swing. The quality is solid, and there is choice and juice grade available. Brix levels are 11 - 12 currently. Sizes are peaking at 88ct, 72ct, and 113ct. See Orange availability.

Grapefruit

Mexican organic grapefruit is in full swing now with plenty of product available. Growers are peaking on larger-sized fruit. We also have a grower with weekly load volume of CV juicer product from now through February that is open for contracting. California organic grapefruit supply is steady. See Grapefruit availability.

Tags: broccoli, orange, grapefruit

Produce Trends - December 6, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 6, 2021 1:43:00 PM

Broccoli

The Broccoli market is tight this week with volatile supply and higher pricing. The main growing region has transitioned down to the Yuma area, while there is little supply out of Santa Maria, CA. See Broccoli availability.

Oranges

CA Navels & MX Vals are in full swing. Navels are packing very clean with limited juice fruit. Available sizes are 88 count, 72 count and 113 count. See Orange availability.

Lemons

The lemon market is up this week. With the Mexican season pretty much wrapped up, the main source of product is coming out of California. Head to The Marketplace to find both surplus #1 and juicer grade lemons posted now. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, broccoli, orange

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