WEEKLY PROMOTION SPECIALS
For the Week of May 2nd, 2016
71607 ONIONS YELLOW JMB 50#
78206 POTATOES BAKER #2 50LB
78666 GREEN BEANS 15 LB
78368 CAULIFLOWER 12 CT
78168 PEPPERS GREEN BELL 22 LB
78046 CANTALOUPE 9/12 SZ CASE
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In our commitment to supporting Oregon Agriculture, we are handling the following Oregon grown items during the month of MAY
Apples, Cabbage (Red and Green) Celery Root, Kale, Mushrooms, Yellow and Red Onions, Leeks, Bosc Pears, Russet Potatoes, Parsnips, Hard Squash (Butternut and Danish).
Current Produce Market Report
May 2nd, 2016
The rain and cooler weather last week in Salinas caused some problems with the yields, availability and quality of some crops.
|Apples||Strong||Good||Red Delicious inventory are slowly increasing. Granny’s are steady though sizes larger than 88s and smaller than 125s are limited and will command a premium.|
|Asparagus||Increasing||Very Good||The Washington crop is well under way-Prices are very high for No.1 grade/|
|Avocados||Steady||Good||Great supplies out of Mexico. California crops getting a good start. Higher prices until after Cinco de Mayo|
|Bananas||Steady||Good||The market remains steady and demand high.|
Steady supplies with the demand up quality is excellent.
|Brussels Sprouts||Increasing||Excellent||We will be seeing a supply gap for sprouts shortly. The hot temps over the last few weeks forced suppliers to speed up their harvesting and picked fields ahead of schedule. Prices will get higher but quality will continue to be fantastic!|
|Cabbage||Higher||Good||The desert crop is now finished and Salinas just starting, Prices will be higher until crops are yielding more.|
|Cantaloupe||Decreasing||Good||The volume is strong and the supplies are steady on the South American crop. Look for U. S. to start towards the end of May.|
|Carrots||Increasing||Fair||Supplies will be tight and prices high until Bakersfield starts in full production.|
Salinas is going strong quality and supplies are good.
|Celery||Steady||Good||Look for good supplies and quality until Oxnard finishes up. When they finish look for higher prices.|
|Cilantro||Steady||Good||. Strong supplies and excellent bunch size and quality is also good|
|Cucumbers||Decreasing||Good||Quality is very good with good supplies with many districts producing.|
|Eggplant||Steady||Good||Coachella crop has started with Mexico still going.|
|Grapefruit||Steady||Good||Texas fruit is finishing with California now going.|
|Grapes||Very High||Mixed||The grape market is still very high. We are still bringing in grapes from Chile until the Calif. Crop starts. The Chilean grapes now must make U. S. No. 1 Grade by the USDA to enter the country. The Green grapes were short to start with so now are very hard to find.|
|Green Beans||Down||Excellent||The beans have started in Coachella and Florida is going strong. Good supplies Prices dropping|
|Honeydew||Higher||Good||Quality is good with decent sugar levels. Production has slowed , prices higher Most large sizes are to be found with sizes peaking at 6ct.|
|Lemons||Higher||Good||Good quality except for occasional mold from rainy and warm weather. Market is on the rise with the Southern growing district ends. Larger sizes are limited Size peaking on small sizes|
|Leaf Lettuce||increasing||Good||Demand is high and the yield is down. Look for higher prices.|
|Lettuce Iceberg||Increasing||Good||Demand is high and the yield is down. Look for higher prices.|
Availability is the issue supplies are short. Demand is high. Look for some price drops after Cinco de Mayo
|Mushrooms||Steady||Good||Pricing remains steady, supplies have been very short. Been buying from Canada when local is short.|
|Onions||Higher||Mixed||Getting ready for the Transition from the N.W. crops to California|
|Oranges||Active||Good||Quality is good to fair Sizes peaking at 72s, 56s and 88s. Rains have helped increase sizing Expect good supply past May.|
|Peppers Green Bell||Down||Improving||Supplies now exceeds demand. Mexico and Coachella both producing. Prices are dropping|
|Peppers Red/Yellow Bell||High||Fair||Supplies of field run red and yellow peppers are extremely tight. Coachella crop is now starting.|
|Pineapple||Steady||Good||Demand is high. Supplies will increase in a few weeks. Then look for a price drop|
|Potatoes Russet||Steady||Good||Light scarring and some bruising.|
|Potatoes Yukon Gold||High||Good||N. W. crop is all but finished on Yukons and Reds
New crop California has started but very high.
|Root Vegetables||Steady||Good||Turnips, rutabagas, Beets and parsnips are all in good supply. Still a lot of local|
|Spinach||Steady||Good||Some mechanical damage and yellowing reported.|
|Squash||Weak||Good||Plentiful on Zucchini and Yellow Squash on all grades and sizes from Mexico Color is great on Zukes with lots of scarring found on Yellow Squash.|
|Squash Winter/Hard||Steady||Butternut and Danish has excellent quality and supply with decent demand. Some large sizes but mostly medium.|
|Strawberries||Increasing||Fair||Rains and winds have hindered production. Water damage and bruising reports should be expected over the next few weeks. Weather permitting, look for price drops after the Mothers Day pull.|
|Tomatoes Grape/Cherry||Steady||Good||Market is weak, supplies are good|
|Tomatoes Roma||Steady||Good||Market is weak supplies are good|
|Tomatoes Round||Steady||Good||Market is weak supplies are good|
|Watermelon||High||Fair||Supplies have become tight due to the wet weather and the transition from Colima and Jalisco to Campeche and Sonora Mexico.|