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MARKET REPORT – SEPT. 13TH, 2017

Avocados…

FIRST, This first report is from Bloomberg News 6 months ago, just for reference and some interesting factoids.  The meat of the story follows below this first one.

That bowl of guacamole on Cinco de Mayo will be more expensive this year, as avocado prices rise to a record on surging demand and a smaller crop in Mexico and California.

A 10-kilogram (22-pound) box of Hass avocados from the state of Michoacan, Mexico’s biggest producer, cost 530 pesos ($27.89) Thursday, according to the government. The price, which is subject to seasonal swings, is more than double what it was a year earlier and the highest in data going back 19 years.

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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 – NOV. 4TH, 2016

Why is red kale so much more expensive?

A couple of reasons.  As a hybrid plant it was bred for colour, not for volume and it doesn’t produce as heavily.  Then there are the aphids, which seem to be much happier on red and black than on green.  But the primary reason is a shortage of seed – demand from producers for Redbor seed was far higher than available supply – and you have to pre-order up to 12 months in advance just to get it if you are buying volume.  That’s why!

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MARKET REPORT – SEPT. 2ND, 2016

MAKE BROCCOLI GREAT AGAIN!

Well, back in the saddle after 3000km. of driving in the East.  I’ll have lots of stories to tell from potatoes to wild blueberries.  It’s always fun to see new terrain and learn new things.  But first, let’s talk about baseball hats.   It’s pretty hard to avoid news of Donald Drumf and the perversity of American politics, and equally difficult to avoid pictures of him wearing his trademark “Make America Great Again” baseball hat.

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MARKET REPORT – AUG. 5TH 2016

Here is a quick rundown for you

Apples:  We were being warned of a potential early harvest of Gala for this weekend but the weather cooled off quite a bit over the last week, and there is cool rainy weather forecast for the Interior for the next 5 days.  Galas have to be picked several times and the first picks are fairly small, so we will presume there is no rush to get them off and all resources are closing off the peach harvests instead.

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MARKET REPORT – AUG. 12TH 2016

You will now see a separate category for REBEL grade produce at the top of your list, instead of mixed into each category.  There is high public demand and huge media presence on this category – people want a deal, people want to help out growers by selling their culls.  At the same time there is a little resistance from our customers for one very good reason – lower value at your normal margin means lower dollars and lower sales per foot.  We understand that, and we are working to create this program so you can take a higher margin and still be able to demonstrate a considerable savings for your customers who are going to expect a savings of 25% at a minimum.  There is a difference between REBEL and commercial grade product.  C Grade Apples are going to be nicer than REBEL.

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MARKET REPORT – JULY 29TH, 2016

First, have a great long weekend if you are in a province that has one at the beginning of August.

Apples:  Apparently you can expect BC Gala starting in 7 – 10 days.  In the meantime splurge on two great tasting BC varieties currently listed – Gravenstein and Sunrise.  Sunrise Bags on special for the week as well.  California Gala’s are fetching a substantial premium – their harvest, normally a small one-shot deal has been compressed, with smaller sizing because of the on-going heat wave with temps stable in the mid-40’s which have also sunburnt a lot of fruit on the top and south sides of trees.

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MARKET REPORT – JULY 22ND, 2016

Our California shopping list gets shorter every day!

Just a fast update on a few things:

That huge heat wave has hit most of the continent and is affecting some items.

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MARKET REPORT – JULY 8TH, 2016

Well, it is blueberry madness out there

A rapidly changing climate continues to play havoc on expected harvest dates.  One thing we rarely consider is the changing gas make-up in our atmosphere.  For decades greenhouse growers have been supplementing the atmosphere in their greenhouses by pumping in extra CO2.  Plants need Carbon Dioxide like we need Oxygen.

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