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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 - 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 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 - April 25, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Apr 25, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Broccoli

Broccoli supplies remain steady with good availability coming out of multiple growing regions. Salinas and Oxnard, California are the primary pull locations at this time. Organic Broccoli out of Salinas began in April. Supplies have been strong after a smooth transition, and quality has been excellent. See Broccoli availability.

Carrot

Demand remains high on all types of carrots - conventional and organic, out of the US and Mexico. Mexican supply is mostly conventional and loading out of McAllen, TX. Supply has been light, however, due to delays at the Texas border crossings. Organic availability out of California remains light as demand outweighs supply. We expect supplies to increase in May as more supply comes online. See Carrot availability.

LEMON

Growers are reporting steady supply and demand of conventional and organic lemons in California. Organic volumes are expected to remain steady through May, and conventional through July. You can expect a gap between July and September when Mexico ramps up, so we recommend buyers stock up on lemons now to be covered during the gap while supply is strong out of CA. Sizes are peaking on the larger side due to fruit hanging on the trees longer while the market was low with light demand earlier in the season. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, broccoli, carrot

Produce Trends - April 11, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Apr 11, 2022 1:00:00 AM

CARROT

The jumbo carrot market is steadying off this week. You can find organic and conventional carrots out of Bakersfield on the Marketplace now. Product out of Mexico, mostly conventional, is down in supply and demand. We are seeing a wide range of quality. See Carrot availability.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower prices are rising due to a lower yield, while demand remains consistent. Quality is fair with good weight and coloring. Sizes are varying now, but are expected to improve over the next few weeks. See Cauliflower availability.

lemon

The lemon market is steady this week with availability out of District 2 (Oxnard/Riverside, CA) and District 1 (Desert Region). D1 has mostly fancy-grade lemons, while most D2 has a solid supply of choice-grade lemons. Lemon availability is tighter for smaller-sized fruit, and peaking on larger sizes. Supply is expected to remain steady. See Lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, cauliflower, carrot

Produce Trends - April 4, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Apr 4, 2022 9:48:25 AM

CARROT

We are seeing high demand on all types of carrots - organic and conventional out of the US and Canada. Supply out of Mexico is mostly conventional, and it has been light due to an unusually wet winter. We expect Mexican supply to increase as the season ramps up in April. Organic supply should improve in May when additional supply comes online as the California growing region transitions. See Carrot availability.

GINGER

Ginger supply is still tight across the board as we are in the low season for availability. Supplies should increase in July. You can expect availability out of Miami to tighten even more as less product has been shipped out of Peru and prices are expected to rise. Lead time is on the higher side to aggregate full truck load quantities. See Ginger availability.

ORANGE

Demand and pricing have strengthened this week on both conventional and organic Valencias out of Mexico. Harvests and packing are back to a regular schedule, resulting in steady supply. The organic season was originally estimated to end in April, but is now likely going through mid-May. The Conventional season will last until late June. You can expect California Valencias to start in mid-May or June and run through Sept. or Oct. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, ginger

Produce Trends - March 21, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Mar 21, 2022 12:19:04 AM

CABBAGE

Growers are reporting steady to lighter supplies of red and green cabbage as we get past the increased demand on St. Patrick’s Day. You can expect a small gap between the desert volume winding down at the end of March and northern Salinas supply coming online in April. For Napa Cabbage, Yuma growers are reporting heavy supplies for now. Napa will transition to Salinas starting at the beginning of April with moderate supply and lighter weights expected then. You can expect supply on all cabbages to start to lighten up at the end of March due to the transition from Yuma to Salinas. The Salinas season will go through mid-November. See Cabbage availability.

CARROT

Demand is still high on all types of organic and conventional carrots. Mexico's supply is primarily conventional, crossing through McAllen, TX. With the Canadian season over, demand for Mexican product is higher. Supply should remain light until the season ramps up in April. We expect organic carrots to remain tight until May when more suppliers come back online. See Carrot availability.

ORANGE

Mexican Valencia supply is steady for fancy and juice fruit, with limited choice grade available. The season was originally estimated to end in April, but is now likely going through mid-May. Peak sizes are 72/88ct with a limited volume of 113/138ct available. California Valencias will start in mid-May/June and run through Sept./Oct. California Navel supply out of the central valley & southern coastal regions is steady now but will start winding down as we head into April. Demand for Organic Navels has diminished in the last two weeks, causing growers to slow their harvests. We expect the season to last through April. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, carrot, cabbage

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 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 - 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

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