WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Berries (Raspberries): Raspberries will remain tight through this week
Berries (Strawberries): We are still dealing with some quality issues in both Santa Maria and Salinas /Watsonville.
Grapes (Green): Mexico and Coachella seasons are winding down. Quality is fair at best.
Grapes (Red): Mexico and Coachella is winding down. Quality in both locations are fair at best.
Lettuce Iceberg: Lightweights on wrap lettuce at 30-33 pounds is an industry wide issue.
Lettuce Leaf: Escalated pricing continues on value added romaine items.
Onions: Yellow onions remain volatile, red in good supply, white will be limited until new crop Northwest.
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): Supplies are limited industry wide. Markets remain active. Expecting better volume and easing markets early to mid August.
TRANSITIONS AND TEMPERATURES
Celery: Michigan is expected to have production this week.
Pears: CALIFORNIA BARTLETT pears are expected to start the week of 7/15 or 7/22. CALIFORNIA BOSC pears are expected to follow the week of 8/12
Potatoes (colored): Bakersfield, CA to Stockton, CA. Washington reds to start this week. Minnesota new crop early August; Wisconsin mid August.
Potatoes: Kansas starting late July. Nebraska to begin early August. Wisconsin and Idaho new crop harvests will being mid-August
Grapes (Green): New harvest California is ramping up. Quality is excellent.
Grapes (Red): New harvest California is ramping up with new locations in Fresno, Delano and Arvin.
A Peak at Peak Seasons
Grapes (Green): We will approach peak production in the next 3-4 weeks.
Berries (Blueberries): Blueberries are peaking in the Pacific Northwest
Grapes (Red): We will approach peak season over the next 2-3 weeks.