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MARKET REPORT – APR. 12TH, 2017 – JUST A QUICK UPDATE HERE

On our Peru Relief Fund.  We’re hoping to send as much $ to Peru as possible on Thursday, so they have the money right after Easter.  If you have made a pledge, can you do your best to make that happen today or tomorrow morning please?   Thanks!

Very few changes after Friday’s market report.  With most veg production moving to the general Salinas area, growers would dearly love to have a spring!  Over the last 6 weeks the daytime highs have averaged 17C – with only 4 days over 25C.  They are, to the one, crying the blues, especially after a 3 day rain event ending last night – but not much rain in the forecast for the next week, nor any heat to speak of.

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MARKET REPORT – APR. 07, 2017 – Every bit of help counts for Peruvians

As many of you saw last week, we issued a plea for help for our drowning banana producers in Peru.  If you missed the email about this let us know.  We are trying to raise as much money as possible in this matching fund relief program to get into our banana growers hands by Easter, which means we will be transferring money next Thursday morning.  If you need more information, let us know and we will send you the details.  Every bit of help counts.

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MARKET REPORT – MARCH 3RD, 2017

This has been the most boring and uneventful winter to talk about that I can remember. 

Weather challenges, compared to any other year have been minimal.  So far.  Oh, it did rain in California. A lot.  Enough that Emergency water restrictions will likely be lifted for southern California, and for all intents and purposes the multi-year drought is pretty well done.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 17TH, 2017

Talk about ending the drought! 

Let’s start off with this message this morning from Coke Farms in San Juan Batista (2 hours south of San Francisco and ½ an hour away from the Salinas Valley.)

“Have a quick moment of electricity to write this email.  We are experiencing INSANE wind and weather here today.  Like we have never seen!   Expect that you may not receive your orders until Monday at best.  Trees are down everywhere, roads and highways are closed and power is out in many places.  Some employees not able to get here and working conditions outside are dangerous.  Even if we get orders built hard to say if trucks will be able to get to us on time etc.  Please be patient as we sort this out.”

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 10TH, 2017

Even in a tragically over-supplied market…

It’s just another conversation today – will update you next week with any looming market changes. (Kind of boring writing market reports when there isn’t much news, other than a little rain down south.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB 8TH, 2017

Grower perspective on the winter season so far

Going to step back and take a look at the last 3 months to give you an idea of grower perspective on the winter season so far.

As you know, revenues are way down on vegetable sales across the entire produce industry for the last 3 months.  Volume, however is up substantially.  Porque?

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MARKET (REPORT) RANT – JAN 27TH, 2017

Interesting times ahead! 

I had to take a market report break for 10 days as I tried to wrap my head around a new US administration that seems hell bent on taking an entire society backwards to uglier times.  So much comes into play for us with this change.  We, yes we, will lose a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom as important departments are, in what used to call witch-hunting, decimated in the USDA and Environment departments.

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MARKET REPORT – Jan. 13th, 2017 – So great news about the drought!

So great news about the drought – of course, but none of our California imports come from Northern California, and those recent huge volumes of rain and snow did little for southern California, hence the bottom ½ of the state is still bright red in the map above.  Winter isn’t over.  There’s hope for more rain for soCal where it’s really needed.

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MARKET REPORT – JAN. 11th, 2017

Doing our best!

As advertised, California certainly got rain! Although the hardest hit areas were north of San Francisco, where total rainfall amounts over the weekend ranged up to 400 cm, there was copious rain in areas we buy from as well.  The Monterey and Salinas area ranged from 100 cm to 300 cm, and even 100 cm in the fruit growing regions in the Central Valley.  There has been substantial flooding and over 150 highway closures, mud slides and washouts, but our main corridor north, the I5 has not been affected so far.  We’re more troubled about the current storm, which is still very large, which is dropping a lot of snow in Northern California including the only highway north through Oregon.

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