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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 29, 2022

Posted by Full Harvest on Aug 29, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Cucumber

Overall, cucumbers are showing steady supply and demand on both coasts. However, recent rainy weather on the East Coast is affecting supply and quality. Prices are up on the West Coast due to strong demand. Supply should increase over the next few weeks and bring down the market. Cucumber supplies out of Baja and Mexico are tight. See Cucumber availability.

PEAR

Pears out of Washington are steady in demand and volume, with Bartletts just getting started and Anjou Pears now finished. As Washington volume picks up over the next few weeks, you can expect prices to come down. California pears are still available, and you can find organic Bartletts posted on the Marketplace now. See Pear availability.

SUMMER SQUASH

The squash market is up with light supplies on both coasts this week. On the East Coast, the weather is affecting availability and quality, leading to higher pricing and a tight market. Western supplies are also being affected by heat in the Santa Maria region. Zucchini on the west coast will continue to be short until Central CA starts in the next week or two. Yellow Squash is also tight, but less so than zucchini on the West Coast. See Summer Squash availability.

Tags: cucumber, summer squash, pear

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