This Week’s Highlights – December 10,2018

  • Market disruptions from the CDC Romaine advisory along with winter growing season experiencing cooler than normal temperatures have caused many items to be in very EXTREME markets. Broccoli, kale, iceberg, green leaf spring mix, arugula and spinach crops have slowed down with higher demand.
  • The field are experiencing lower yields, lighter weights, and poor quality.
  • Overall available volumes/yields are expected to be lower over the next couple of weeks with anticipated higher prices.
  • Strawberries – EXTREME.
  • Butternut Squash – a good buy.
  • Navel oranges – Domestic product in FL and TX are available, showing good quality.
  • Avocados – The industry has quickly replenished supply with record harvest over the last few weeks.
  • Bananas – Quality has come back in line with quality expectations for this time of year. Supplies are good and should remain steady for the remainder of the year.

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