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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 - 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 - 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 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 - August 8, 2022

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


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 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.


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 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 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 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.


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 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 - June 6, 2022

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


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.


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

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