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MARKET REPORT – June 12, 2019

WEATHER UPDATE

Very hot inland temperatures continue across the Central Coast today with the return of the marine layer bringing a cool down to the coastal fields. Gradual cooling of the inland valleys to seasonal temperatures is expected by the weekend. A similar cooldown is a forecast for Southern California into the weekend. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms look to continue across Central Mexico with the potential of heavy downpours within some thunderstorms. Hot temperatures continue across Northern Mexico and the Sonoran Desert Valleys with gradual cooling to seasonal norms by early next week. Scattered showers and thunderstorms look to continue across Florida through next week with seasonal temperatures prevailing.

FREIGHT UPDATE

California trucks remain a little tighter than normal as we feel the after-effects of the DOT road check. Washington apple trucks are steady. Idaho potato and onion trucks remain steady as well. The national average on diesel is steady this week and is currently at 3.105 per gallon. California prices also remained steady and are currently at 4.058 per gallon. Crude oil dropped slightly and are currently at 51.63 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Berries (Strawberries): Record setting heat wave in the growing regions is causing reduced yields , higher markets and quality issues.

Cherries: Washington has started harvest this week, but in a very light way. We should see more product become available by next week.

TRANSITIONS & TEMPERATURES

Celery: Salinas has begun production in a light way.

 

A Peak at Peak Seasons

Berries (Blueberries): The Central Coast is peaking for the next few weeks

Stone Fruit: We will be entering peak production on peaches and nectarines over the next 2 weeks and expect good supplies for the next 6-8 weeks.