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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.


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

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 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

Produce Trends - December 1, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Dec 1, 2021 1:50:00 PM

Lemons

The lemon market is steady, with strong availability out of Arizona and California. Imports are winding down and quality is good. You can find organic juicer product on the Marketplace now. See Lemon availability.

Tomato

Supply is getting tighter on roman and round tomatoes, due to lighter supplies out of Mexico and Florida than usual. We currently have product loading out of California and Mexico on the Marketplace. Grape and cherry tomato markets are stable. See Tomato availability.

Celery

The celery market is strong, with good availability and pricing on the Marketplace now. Value added celery, like sticks and diced, are tighter than whole stalks. We do have some sticks available now, along with organic and conventional product of a variety of grades. See Celery availability.

Tags: lemon, tomato, celery

Produce Trends - November 15, 2021

Posted by Full Harvest on Nov 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Orange

We are seeing limited volume on fancy and juice grade oranges out of Mexico, but availability should improve towards the end of the month as we enter into peak season. California Navels are high in quality (lots of fancy grade), with little choice and juice grade supply available. Supply should increase in 2-3 weeks or so. California Valencias are close to finished at this time, but please reach out if you are in need. See orange availability.

Cucumber

The majority of cucumber supply right now is coming out of Nogales, AZ and McAllen, TX. In the Southeast, Georgia is winding down, and Central Florida is just getting started. Availability could lower later into the winter, so we recommend taking advantage of solid pricing and high volumes now. See cucumber availability.

Lemon

District 3 (Coachella & Mesa, California) is fully online and shipping new-crop lemons out of Riverside. Quality is really good on fancy and juice grade. Suppliers in the desert & Yuma region should start harvesting soon, although later than expected due to rain. Mexican growers are finishing up harvests in the next week. Expect the Mexican season to fully end after Thanksgiving, causing California prices to increase. You can find great pricing for juicer lemon on the Marketplace now. See lemon availability.

Tags: lemon, orange, cucumber

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