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Varieties of Vegetables

MARKET REPORT – June 26

 

WEATHER UPDATE

A weak system off the Pacific Northwest coast brings a deep marine layer along with cooler temperatures and breezy conditions through the week. A high-pressure ridge moves in over the weekend with gradual warming into next week. Seasonably warm temperatures along with showers and thunderstorms look to continue across Central Mexico as moistures streams in from the Gulf and the Pacific Ocean. Warm temperatures look to continue across Northern Mexico with generally dry conditions into early July. High pressure off the Carolina coast brings a moist easterly flow with gradually increased rain chances into the weekend. Above average temperatures along with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms look to continue into next week.

FREIGHT UPDATE

California trucks remain tight due to a busy 4th of July pull for retailers. 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 $3.043 per gallon. California prices also dropped slightly and are currently at $3.968 per gallon. Crude oil is up this week and is currently at $59.51 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Carrots: Jumbo carrot market much higher out of Mexico.

A Peak at Peak Seasons

Stone Fruit: We will continue to be in peak production for the next 6-8 weeks.