High pressure out west will keep the region well above seasonal averages into mid-November. Near to slightly above normal temperatures and dry conditions look to continue across Mexico into next week. A couple of cold fronts move through Florida with moderate showers this week with cooler temperatures behind these systems next week.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Berries (Blackberries): Light numbers are still in effect with some shippers .
Berries (Strawberries): Market is active
Melon (Cantaloupe): The month of November will be a challenge as we await for offshore arrivals to provide relief.
Potatoes: Active markets in Idaho. Burbanks available with limited supply. Advanced lead time on russet orders is necessary.
Potatoes (Colored): Demand increasing for upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Markets expected to rise. Red B potatoes will become limited.
TRANSITIONS AND TEMPERATURES
Lettuce Iceberg: Yuma has begun production. Other areas of production are Huron, Salinas and Santa Maria.
Berries (Strawberries): We are moving out of the Salinas Watsonville area over the next week or two
Melon (Cantaloupe): With the desert tapering off, we will begin to transition into offshore fruit. Arrivals are expected to hit the US next week in a light way.
A PEEK AT PEAK SEASONS
Berries (Strawberries): Santa Maria is past peak numbers and will steadily decline in the upcoming weeks. Oxnard will begin to pick up numbers mid December and into January