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Market Outlook

Produce Express

Market Movers- Week of November 6, 2017

week of November 6, 2017



  • APPLES: Apple Hill finishes harvesting this week. We will hopefully be able to get enough product to last until Thanksgiving. Available varieties include Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Pippen, Red Delicious, Red Rome and Winesap.
  • ARTICHOKE: Market very strong as coastal growers finish for the season. Baby Artichokes are very limited.
  • AVOCADO: Market continues to inch downward into the low 40’s.
  • ASPARAGUS: Market tightening on product from Mexico. Prices will climb to low-mid 30’s by the weekend.
  • BERRIES: Strawberry market slightly higher (low 20’s). Cooler temperatures equal smaller berries. Stemberries limited mostly to 64 count. Raspberry market heading toward low 30’s.
  • BEANS: Dwelley is finished. Blue Lakes will arrive from the desert growing region. French Beans will all be cello packed from Mexico. Yellow Wax are very limited. Romanos will be done by the weekend.
  • CITRUS: Navel Oranges continue to improve. Market in high 20’s on all sizes. Sugar content is improving and will continue to improve. Satsumas from Southern California will be replaced by local product from Twin Peaks Orchard. Blood Oranges are still an early December forecast.
  • BRUSSEL SPROUTS: Market still strong with minimal improvements from Coastal growers.
  • MELONS: Imported Cantaloupes remain strong in the high 20’s. Quality has been very good. Local Watermelons are finished.
  • CORN: Yellow and White are limited. Expect prices to continue upward into mid-30’s.
  • PEARS: Bartletts, Bosc, D’Anjou, and Star Crimson Red Pears are now arriving from the Northwest. Comice and Seckel Pears are very limited.
  • CUCUMBER: Market slightly stronger on all varieties.


  • LETTUCE: Iceberg down into high teens. Salinas Valley growers are finishing in the next week or so on all Leafy Greens. Most varieties arriving from Southern California/Huron growing district, including Spring Mix ingredients.
  • PEPPERS: Green Bell Peppers strong in low 20’s and Red Bells are low 30’s. Southern districts struggling to keep up with demand.
  • TOMATOES: Market very strong as California growers finish up. Market in the high 20’s to low 30’s on all layer packs. Romas will follow into mid 20’s by the weekend. Ray Yeung is finished for the season. True Vine Ripes are done. Heirlooms will be replaced by Mexican grown tomatoes. No single variety Heirlooms.