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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 - Sept 19, 2022

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

CARROT

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.

LEMON

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.

Grapefruit

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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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

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 - 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 - 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 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 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 - 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

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