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PRODUCE

VEGETABLES

POTATOES

Russet: Burbanks are done with Norkotahs in full

production. Current market is flat with exception to 80s

and smaller. Non-Idaho russets from Washington are down

again on all sizes, while Wisconsin is starting up.

Reds: A lot of reds are available in Wisconsin and

Washington. Current market is down over last week as

supplies improve.

Yellows: Yellow potatoes are tighter which caused

the market to go up over last week from Washington.

Wisconsin just started and should have more volume

next week.

GARLIC

Chinese Peeled Garlic pricing continues to be high this

week and supplies continue to be limited. The process of

peeling the new California Garlic crop remains slow due to

lack of curing. Skins hold tighter on the cloves which slows

the peeling process.

CABBAGE

Cabbage market is mixed this week. Cabbage out of

Oxnard District California and Western/Central New York

are down. Cabbage out of Michigan is up. Cabbage out of

Central Coast California is flat. Supply is light and demand

is moderate.

LEAF LETTUCE

Red and Green Leaf: Quality and supplies are good with

good demand, but the market is slightly up over last week.

Current concerns continue to be insect damage, fringe burn,

brittle, light dehydration, frog skin, occasional seeder and

leggy. Weights are generally 20 to 24 lbs in both red and

green leaf.

Romaine: Unlike the Red and Green Leaf, market is slightly

down over last week with more volume. Current quality

issues include insect damage, fringe burn, brittle, light

dehydration, frog skin, occasional seeder and leggy. Weights

are around low 30s to low 40s.

ONIONS

Sizing has become more consistent but peaking still

on jumbos and mediums. Washington has increased its

volume, which has forced the market to go down again

on all sizes. Idaho and Oregon also have good volume

and the overlap is causing the market to go down. New

Mexico and California are winding down and should be

done soon.

CHILE PEPPERS

Chile pepper market is mixed this week. Jalapeño and

Serrano markets are up. Poblano peppers are down.

Supply and demand are moderate.

CUCUMBERS

Supplies are mainly coming out of Michigan. Demand

continues to be sluggish. There are quality issues with

the product, which is causing lower volume. The current

market is flat over last week. Western cucumbers are

out of Baja and quality is extremely variable. Market

is generally steady as demand is weak. Supplies are

expected to remain tight for the next 10 days to two

weeks when new fields will come into production.

SQUASH

Yellow Squash: Supplies are mainly coming out of

Michigan. Demand continues to be sluggish. Quality

issues are appearing due to weather. Market is slightly

up over last week.

Zucchini: Michigan is the main sourcing region. Current

market is slightly up over last week. Supplies in the West

are coming out of Santa Maria and Washington. Quality

is good but becoming variable.

GREEN BEANS

Green bean market is mixed this week. Round Green

Type are up. Haricot Verts are down. Supply is light and

demand is light.

ICEBERG LETTUCE

Supplies and demand are good, which is keeping the

market flat over last week. Common issues include

brittle, insect damage, misshapen, big vein, mildew and

mechanical. Solidity has been irregular and ranges from

fairly firm to firm. Head size is generally medium to

medium plus. Weights are ranging from high 30s to

mid 40s.

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