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Produce thats Fresh.

Information thats to the Point September 13th 2013

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ALERT!

1.WATERCRESS

Persistent rains curtailed harvest, but supplies are expected to increase slowly.

2.STRAWBERRY

ALERT!

Supplies are better; however, we are seeing a wide range in markets and quality issues as fruit is weak.

3.LEMONS

ALERT!

All sizes and grades are limited DQGPDUNHWVDUHUPDVGHPDQG exceeds supply.

4.AVOCADO HASS 5.BROCCOLI

Markets continue to strengthen with no relief expected. Markets are stronger, particularly crowns.

Brix Avg
HONEYDEW & CANTALOUPE 14% PINEAPPLE 14-16 % Color: Gold

asparagus
With volume from Peru ramping up and the Fall Mexico deals starting up we should see a more stable supply of asparagus for the next several weeks. Well see markets slowly come off as HOGSURGXFWLRQFRQWLQXHVWRLQFUHDVH We should see an improvement in sizing and quality from both regions.

berryblueberries
Demand is higher and markets are strong. Fields will transition from British Columbia to Argentina.

berryraspberry
Both quality and supplies from California and Mexico are better. Demand is stronger. QUALITY ALERT!

avocado hass
Markets continue to strengthen with no relief expected. Quality and demand are strong.

berrystrawberry

bean, green
Markets are steady and quality is improving. Supplies are from Canada and Michigan.

Supplies are better; however, we are seeing a wide range in markets and quality issues as fruit is weak. We recommend that you keep your inventories tight and only order what is needed. We expect improvement when areas transition into Santa Maria, followed by Oxnard.

berryblackberry
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Produce thats Fresh. Information thats to the Point September 13th 2013

broccoli & cauliflower


We are seeing a wide range in Broccoli markets overall. Markets are stronger, particularly crowns. &DXOLRZHUPDUNHWVDUHVRIWHUDQG supplies are good.

lettuce
Iceberg and Romaine markets are slightly up but steady. Leaf markets have softened.

Reality Check
Quality
HIGH HIGH LOW AVG

Price
LOW AVG

melonhoneydew & cantaloupe


&DQWDORXSHPDUNHWVUHPDLQUP with good demand. Smaller sizes on Cantaloupe predominate. Honeydew markets are steady.

VEGETABLES
Asparagus Beans Broccoli Cabbage &DXOLRZHU Celery Cucumbers LettuceIceberg LettuceLeaf LettuceRomaine LettuceSpring Mix OnionsRed OnionsYellow PeppersGreen PeppersRed PotatoesRusset SquashYellow SquashZucchini TomatoCherry TomatoGrape
Tomato Mature Green Tomato Roma Tomato V/Ripe

celery
Supplies and quality are good from the Michigan and California areas.

citruslemons

ALERT!

onions
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are reporting good quality and volume.

All sizes and grades are limited DQGPDUNHWVDUHUPDVGHPDQG exceeds supply. Quality is fair at best. Light volumes of imports have started, but not enough to ease markets until the District 3 area starts up in a few weeks.

green peppers & squash


Squash markets are stable. Product is from Michigan and Georgia has started. Quality is good. Canadian and Michigan Green Pepper marNHWVKDYHUPHGXS

citruslimes
Markets have eased and supplies are better; larger sized markets remain high. Overall quality is good with color light and styler issues as summer limes usually represent.

red & yellow peppers


Colored Pepper markets remain strong.

FRUITS
Avocado Berry- Blackberry Berry- Blueberry Berry- Raspberry Berry- Strawberry Grape- Red Grape- Green Kiwifruit Lemons Limes MelonCantaloupe MelonHoneydew MelonWatermelon Oranges Pineapple

citrusoranges
Valencia Orange quality is fair. Markets have increased as smaller sizes are shorter in supply.

potatoes
New crop potatoes are holding steady and quality is good. Markets have softened on smaller sizes. Larger sizes remain steady. Supplies are short on #2s.

cucumber & eggplant


Markets are steady and quality is fair. Product is from Michigan.

tomatoes
Round markets remain strong. Cherry markets are gaining strength and supplies are limited. Roma markets have gained strength.

grapes
Overall, Grape markets are stable, quality is good and demand is steady.

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