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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 - 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

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.

Bell PePPER

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 22, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Aug 22, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Celery

Overall, celery production continues to be strong with high availability out of Salinas and Southern California. Demand is moderate, leading to excess inventory and lower prices. Organic celery is especially strong this week, with prices at times below the conventional market. We recommend taking advantage of deals now while prices are low. See Celery availability.

cauliflower

The cauliflower market is flat this week, with good supply out of Salinas and Santa Maria and fairly good demand reported. There is little surplus product available. However, there are good opportunities for wrapped cauliflower. If you can handle wrapped product, we recommend taking advantage of deals on the excess product now. See Cauliflower availability.

orange

The orange market is flat this week with supply remaining tight overall. Supplies of domestic Valencia oranges are loosening up due to more imported citrus becoming available. Quality is good with some regreening present in domestic product. Sizing is peaking on 88, 72, and 56 count product. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, cauliflower, celery

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 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.

Orange

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

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 22, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 22, 2022 1:00:00 AM

orange

You can expect California Valencias to be tight for the next 2 weeks or so. Mexico has finished up, while California is just getting started now. This means peak availability is on fancy grade fruit and there is limited juice grade fruit. Some growers have delayed harvests as they wait another few weeks for the fruit to size up. Demand is high, leading to strong pricing and a tight market. See Orange availability.

Cauliflower

The Cauliflower market is steady with solid supply and pricing. Supply should increase with the recent warm weather. You can expect Cauliflower availability to remain steady, with some minor variations in texture and bruising. See Cauliflower availability.

carrot

The Jumbo carrot market remains tight with light supply due to the current harvest being mainly smaller-sized carrots. The harvest in Bakersfield, CA harvest has begun. You can expect jumbos out of the region to start up in another couple of weeks and increase availability. You can find juicer and chunk carrots on the Marketplace now.. See Carrot availability.

Tags: orange, cauliflower, carrot

Produce Trends - June 13, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 13, 2022 12:21:28 AM

orange

The Mexican season is in its last week for both conventional and organic Valencias loading out of Nogales, AZ. There may be some fruit left later on, but the quality will be rough as is typical for end-of-season fruit. In California, demand is strong for conventional and organic Valencias, while supply is tight. Multiple suppliers are reporting delayed harvests due to fruit taking a long time to size up. With the Mexico season ending and CA harvests delayed, growers are anticipating prices to increase on CA Valencias towards the end of June. Due to the short Navel season, some growers started harvesting Valencias early in May to fill Navel contracts. This has caused some growers to gap right now for the next 2-3 weeks. See Orange availability.

Grapefruit

Growers are reporting steady supply and strong demand for conventional and organic grapefruit out of California. Organic product will be available through mid-July, with limited quantity from August to October. Mexico will start up again in mid-September. CA is peaking on larger sizes (23ct-36ct), but juice bins will contain all sizes (18ct-72ct). See Grapefruit availability.

CABBAGE

Supply is tight for conventional and organic green cabbage due to a cooler Spring that caused slower growth and harvesting delays. Of the product that is available, smaller head sizes are most prevalent. For conventional napa cabbage, supply is steady and head sizes are smaller (14ct-18ct range). Supply is extremely limited for organic napa cabbage. Many suppliers will not start harvesting until late June. Overall, the supply of green & Napa cabbage is expected to remain tight in the short term while the market waits for the head sizes to increase. See Cabbage availability.

Tags: orange, grapefruit, cabbage

Produce Trends - June 6, 2022

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

orange

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.

Apple

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

Produce Trends - June 1, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Jun 1, 2022 12:45:00 AM

cucumber

Cucumber supply is steady with availability on both coasts now. The Nogales cucumber crop is winding down, but there are still a few growers with availability remaining. Baja west-coast cukes are moving steadily with good volume. East-coast supply is increasing as Georgia starts to have some light availability this week.
. See Cucumber availability.

orange

Mexican supply is decreasing on both conventional and organic Valencias loading out of Nogales, AZ. The organic season will end completely by the second week of June, while the conventional season will last through late June. California Valencias are just getting started so volume is still ramping. Choice and juice grade fruit is especially limited right now. Some organic growers have delayed harvests to let the fruit ripen and color further. You can expect the volume of juice fruit to be more plentiful towards the middle of June. See Orange availability.

cabbage

Growers are reporting tight supply and higher prices on both organic and conventional green cabbage. Some growers are barely able to cover their contracted volume. It's been unseasonably cool this Spring in Salinas, resulting in slow growth, harvesting delays, and mostly small to medium size product. The common defects right now are internal Burn (browning) and seeder. The supply on both Green and Napa cabbage is expected to remain tight in the short term while the growers wait for the head sizes to increase. The Salinas season should last through mid-November, so please reach out to sales@fullharvest.com about any late summer cabbage needs to lock in pricing and volumes now.
See Cabbage availability.

Tags: orange, cucumber, cabbage

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 - 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 18, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Apr 18, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Celery

Celery availability is strong out of Oxnard and Santa Maria, with supplies exceeding demand at this time. Production in Yuma has finished, but suppliers continue to transfer products to the Salinas area for a transfer fee if needed. The celery quality is above average, even with the high temperatures. Expect good supplies to continue throughout this week. See Celery availability.

Orange

There is a steady supply of Mexican Valencias loading in Nogales, AZ. The Organic season was initially estimated to end in April but is likely going through mid-May. The Conventional season will last until late June. The California Valencia season will ramp up at the end of this month and will last through the early Fall. California navel supplies are limited at this time as many growers wrap up their season. If you need Navels, we recommend getting orders placed ASAP before pricing continues to rise and supplies become even more limited. See Orange availability.

Turmeric

Turmeric availability out of Mexico is steady at this time. However, Hawaiian Turmeric supplies are limited with higher pricing as we are in the planting season, and there is less labor available for harvesting product. You can find organic Turmeric from Fiji and Hawaii posted on The Marketplace now; be aware that there is a 7-day lead time required for the Fijian product. See Turmeric availability.

Tags: orange, celery, turmeric

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 28, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Mar 28, 2022 12:49:14 PM

CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflower supplies continue to be limited. The cooler weather has slowed growth in the Yuma area. Organic Cauliflower is experiencing inconsistent production, which is creating limited supply and price increases expected to last for the remainder of the month. Supplies are expected to remain limited until the new northern crop production ramps up in April. See Cauliflower availability.

LETTUCE

Markets are extremely light for all leafy greens like iceberg and romaine at this time. The growing region is transitioning from Arizona to California, and you can expect markets to remain volatile for the next 2-3 weeks as the new region gets going. See Lettuce availability.

ORANGE

California Navels will likely wrap up early this year in June, following the season last year lasting through mid-August. Typically, we see shorter seasons following longer ones due to the trees being tired and not having the energy to produce as much fruit. Demand remains steady across US Markets. See Orange availability.

Tags: orange, cauliflower, lettuce

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 - 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

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