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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 21ST 2018

Yams. Brussels sprouts. Cranberry Sauce.  Not everyday items on most dinner plates through the year, but huge interest for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Are they in our DNA?

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MARKET REPORT – DEC 8TH, 2018

It’s their time to shine!

There is nothing scarier for any grower than heading into the 2 week buildup for the holidays than there being shortages of lettuce, cauliflower and celery.  It’s their time to shine!

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MARKET REPORT – NOV. 30TH, 2018

Let’s just fly through the list and see what makes the news!

Speaking of flying – Chile is delayed again on blueberries as growers still recover from hail shatter a couple of weeks ago at least in the region where ours come from.  Expect first arrival around the 9th or so.  We’ve been relying on Argentina for the last 6 weeks and that continues for another 10 days.  Except we can’t get any.  Why?  The dumbest of reasons.  There is a G20 summit in Argentina this week.  When the King of Saudi Arabia, the child from the US, dictators from Russia and elsewhere hob-nob for a week and get nothing accomplished except a nice break from the news cycle – that’s the G20, and because there’s so many important people in one place, air space is restricted and air freight shipments are cancelled, in case terrorists ……………

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MARKET REPORT – NOV. 28TH, 2018

A LITTLE MID-WEEK NEWS UPDATE

ROMAINE

Romaine Warning Cancelled. Nearly. Health officials have determined that all cases of E.Coli likely came from Romaine lettuce harvested in Coastal California growing regions.  No other region of California was producing and shipping Romaine at the time.  All warnings have ended for Romaine grown in Imperial, Coachella, San Joaquin, Yuma, Mexico, and greenhouse / living lettuce.  Warnings continue for Romaine shipping from Salinas.  Most shippers operating in Salinas have packed up shop for the winter anyhow and those with crop in the field aren’t packing or shipping, just tilling I’d imagine.

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MARKET REPORT – NOV. 16TH, 2018

This will be short and sweet

I got back from Mexico very late last night and then stupidly didn’t listen to the traffic report on the radio, because, why would you do that if it was after midnight?  So, also stupidly, spent a very long, long, very long time sitting on a bridge with 1000 pairs of red tail lights ahead of me, behind an accident, so operating at 80% or less after a very short night.

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