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  • Basil – Yields and quality are down in CA and Mexico due to mix of weather and fires.
  • Beans – green – The market is active and remains in demand which exceeds supply.
  • Broccoli & Cauliflower – Both markets are active from short supplies.
  • Peppers – red & yellow – Supplies remain tight with a possible gap.
  • Watermelon – Watermelon supplies are extremely short.
  • Mangoes – Good supply and good availability.
  • Acorn, Butternut & Spaghetti Squash – Now available, good quality and good supply.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Very high prices and tighter supplies remain, but are leveling out. Quality is improving. Expect improvements in about 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Bananas – Demand remains firm and quality is good, but we are seeing short supplies across the country and expect a shortage to continue through 2018 due to virus

Melons – Quality overall has been exceptional. Watermelon Alert: Supplies are extremely short. Avocados – Supplies are tight as growers limit harvesting activities. Oranges – Subbing to larger fruit will likely be needed throughout the Navel season. Peppers – Red and Yellow – Supplies are tightening with fair quality and a possible supply gap until Mexico starts in two weeks. Tomatoes – Round and Roma markets became volatile with regards to availability and extreme

Onions – Quality is very good on all colors. Melon – Offshore melons have started to come into all ports this week with excellent quality. Asparagus – We are in for an active December and January. Lemons – Demand exceeds supply on all sizes and grades. Peppers – Green bells are tight and colored bells are in a transition gap.

Broccoli – Quality and availability are good; supplies are not plentiful, but markets are easing. Asparagus – Supplies are steady with good quality. Artichoke – The market is active due to shorter supplies and transitioning to new growing districts. Melon – Supplies are much better on both melons with a good run of sizes. Lettuce – Supply is good and markets are low. Quality is fair to good overall.