WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Berries (Blackberries): Blackberries are in very short supplies
Berries (Strawberries): Warmer than normal weather will bring on Santa Anna winds in Santa Maria and Oxnard expecting to reach 40MPH on Thursday
Cauliflower: Suppliers continue to struggle with yields. Cauliflower Florets is certainly a struggle as there is not enough raw product to keep up with demand.
Grapes (Green): Supplies will get lighter and prices will continue to increase as we move into November.
Grapes (Red): Markets will firm up as we move forward.
Melon (Cantaloupe): Demand has outpaced the harvest. Market to remain active into November.
Potatoes: Markets are rising in all regions. Demand is active with limited production out of Idaho.
Potatoes (Colored): Markets rising in all regions; in particular on reds. North Dakota and Wisconsin extremely limited on supplies.
Stone Fruit: Only plums are readily available. Market prices are higher.
TRANSITIONS AND TEMPERATURES
Lettuce Leaf: Yuma should begin production in early November.
Stone Fruit: Import season will start on the east coast in late November.
Grapes (Green): Import season will start early December
Grapes (Red): Look for import season to start by early December
Lettuce Iceberg: Yuma will begin production the first to second week in November.