WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Apples: Golden Delicious are gapping in Washington. Many shippers are done for the season and are unable to fill minimal orders.
Avocado (Califronia): California crop tapering off as we are approaching the end of the season.
Carrots: Jumbo carrot markert is still tight shipping out of McAllen and Laredo Texas.
Lettuce Iceberg: Good weights on wrap lettuce is more readily available with multiple shippers.
Lettuce Leaf: There is no escalated pricing on value added items with romaine as well as all leaf items.
Onions: Markets on yellow beginning to ease. White onions to remain limited for the next 3-4 weeks.
Pears: Washington shippers only have Green D'Anjou pears available. California shippers began packing Green Bartlett pears this week and should increase volumes by next week.
Potatoes: Markets will remain active over the next 4-6 weeks. Supplies will be limited; especially larger sizes. Advanced lead time on russet orders crucial during this time period.
Potatoes (colored): Markets remain active with heavy demand and low volume. August expected to see improving production with new crop starting.
Stone Fruit: Mostly larger size fruit is being harvested during this time of year, but we will have smaller fruit available for school demand as we move forward.
TRANSITIONS AND TEMPERATURES
Celery: Michigan has begun production.
Potatoes: Kansas starting late July. Nebraska to begin early August. Wisconsin and Idaho new crop harvests will being mid-August
Potatoes (colored): Washington red and yellow potatoes have started. Minnesota to start first week of August; Wisconsin mid-August.
Pears: CA Bartlett pears have begun with Red pears (Starkrimson) available early to mid August. Also, CA Bosc pears are expected mid-August.
Apples: California Gala apples have started and are available to load in the San Joaquin Valley.
Onions: New crop Northwest harvests in Idaho/Oregon to begin early August. Washington will start mid-August.
A Peak at Peak Seasons
Grapes (Green): Peak season will approach mid August and we expect plenty of promotional opportunities.
Grapes (Red): We are approaching peak season for California grapes. We expect production numbers to continue to climb over the next 3 weeks and then be in peak of season by mid August.