REPORT

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PRODUCE

TOMATOES

Rounds: Demand continues to remain weak while

supplies and quality remain very good for both East and

West supplies. Barring a weather event, we expect the

Round market to remain relatively stable into March.

Mexico continues to dictate low market prices.

Cherry and Grape: Cherry Tomatoes from Mexico still

have quality issues which have caused repackers to

pull product from Florida. Quality remains good. Grape

quality continues to be very good from the East and

variable from the West. Quality continues to be very

good.

Romas: Like Rounds, Mexico continues to dictate market

prices, which is expected to continue into March.

Quality continues to be very good.

CARROTS

Carrot market is flat this week with good supply and

demand. Sizing and quality are also looking good.

CELERY

Celery market is down this week with supplies that are

improving and fairly light demand. Quality is good.

GREEN ONIONS

Green Onion market is flat this week with moderate supply

and fairly light demand. Good supplies are expected into

next week.

CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflower market is down this week with fairly light supply

and fairly light demand. Quality is fair.

TROPICAL

PINEAPPLES

The heavy harvest in Q4 2016 is impacting the supply for the

Q1 harvest. Supplies will continue to be tight over the next

several weeks, with expectations of better supplies early to

mid-March. Quality is good.

BANANAS

Banana markets overall are good, however there have been

some issues with import quantities causing the market to

rise. This is short-lived and import cycles are expected to

catch up with demand. Overall quality is strong.

MANGOS

Supplies are good, quality is good. Prices are rising slightly.

AVOCADOS

The Avocado market has jumped up significantly from last

week. We are seeing a shortage in Mexico and California.

Mexico growers are controlling the crop and holding fruit.

Quality is rough with more #2s than typical. This market is

expected to continue rising for a few more weeks.

MELONS

CANTALOUPE & HONEYDEW

The import market is steady. Both Cantaloupe and

Honeydew still remain light on the smaller sizes. Quality

remains good for both.

ASPARAGUS

Asparagus market is down this week. Supplies are

improving, demand is moderate.

BROCCOLI

Broccoli market is down this week. Supplies are improving

and demand is moderate. Due to recent rain and high

temperatures, expect to see some quality issues.

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