Posts by Robert Johnson

The 411 on the Banana 911

Over the past few weeks, the banana growing region has experienced some pretty severe weather pattern shifts. The cold fronts that we were experiencing have also affected Guatemala, Honduras, and the Mexico growing areas. Temperatures have been consistently 10F degrees lower than normal causing slowed growth, production, and harvest yields. Flooding in Costa Rica has…

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Market Report

Here is a qucik overview of this coming week in the fruit and vegetable markets. You should expect: Avocado: Short supply with demand far exceeding supply. We are expecting prices to go up substantially with limited availability. Bell Peppers: These are the most reasonable markets we’ve seen all summer. Blueberries: Supplies are limited and will…

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Avocado Cartel

Mexican Avocado availability will be touch & go for the balance of August and most likely through September for the following reasons outlined below. Rumors are circulating that the drug cartel in Mexico is controlling avocado prices. Most likely it has very little to do with the drug cartel; however, they do eat a lot…

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Market Report – Asparagus Shortage

Mexico Asparagus:        Recently Mexico has experienced heavy rains and lower evening temperatures which resulted in lower volume & lower production. As of today, growing regions are forecasting 4 days without any rain. This is good and does help, however, there is another heavy storm arriving next week which will last 4-5 days. Peru Asparagus:…

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