MARKET REPORT – June 19

WEATHER UPDATE

Slight cool down across California late this week with a few degrees warming into the weekend. A deep upper cold trough settles in over California next week producing enhanced marine layer conditions and cooler temperatures across the board. Morning drizzle is likely through next week with inland valleys well below seasonal norms. Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue across Central Mexico under an enhanced moisture flow from the Gulf. A warm, wetter pattern will take shape next week. Seasonal temperatures are expected across Northern Mexico with gradual warming under high pressure next week. Seasonal temperatures along with widespread showers and thunderstorms look to continue across Florida, mainly to the north into the weekend. A warm and humid southernly flow next week will bring much warmer temperatures along with daily showers across the state.

FREIGHT UPDATE

California trucks remain a little tighter than normal and will tighten up considerably at the end of the week as retailers start their 4th of July pull. Washington apple trucks are plentiful and Idaho potato trucks remain steady. The national average on diesel is down slightly this week and is currently at $3.070/ gallon. California prices also dropped slightly and are currently at $4.006/ gallon. Crude oil remained steady and is currently at $53.85 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Avocado (Mexican): With field pricing at a record high this week, the industry is in a demand exceeds supply situation.

Carrots: Mexican Jumbo carrots are increasing in price due to rain shortages

TRANSITIONS & TEMPERATURES

Grapes (Red): New domestic harvest will start in California's Central Valley by the second week of July.

Berries (Blueberries): Blueberries will start in the Pacific Northwest the first week of July.

Grapes (Green): New domestic harvest will start in the California Central Valley by the second week of July.

Tomatoes (Western):  Nogales will finish July 1st San Diego/Otay Mesa will be in production through Oct. 15th, with lighter supplies expected during August and September. California is currently a week behind. Volume will increase next week with heavy volume at the start of July tapering down though October. McAllen has smaller summer programs out of Mexico where Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi will harvest until November.

A Peak at Peak Seasons

Stone Fruit: We are entering into peak season and will be for the next 4-6 weeks.