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Mango Tag

MARKET REPORT – OCT. 13TH, 2017

A few things of note as we move past Thanksgiving and solidly into the autumn season.

The Mexican mango season has come to a close with the last shipment arriving this weekend. There will still be some Keitts from California over the next couple weeks but pricing will remain high with all other players out of the game for a bit.

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MARKET REPORT – MAY 26TH, 2017

Here’s an A to Z rundown for the week

We’re just closing out the first ½ decent week of vegetable growing weather this spring here in coastal BC.  Despite just a handful of days over 20C in all of April and May, local crops are going to start making their way to center stage over the next couple of weeks.  What and when?  Read below.

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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 – 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 – DEC. 30TH, 2016

Three things today:

1/ Happy New Year. As always we know 2 things are going to happen for 2017.  It will be better.  It always has to be better.  It’s going to be better. In whatever way that it is NOT currently better.   AND, sales will kick up substantially next week as all those New Year’s Resolutions to clean things up internally kick in.  AND maybe this year it won’t just be all about Kale!

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MARKET REPORT – JULY 15TH, 2016

Well there you go – up to date with mostly great news!

Here’s a few notes of interest this week.

Apricots are winding down quickly after a short selling window and lower yield over-all this year – we may squeak out another 2 weeks, but that’s all.

Bananas – all these damn inspections have left us with a gap on FT bananas looming for early next week with our next container expected to be released mid-week and ripened fruit by Friday.  We will have bananas and will be subbing with GROW bananas for those few days.

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MARKET REPORT – APR. 1, 2016

CALABAZA!

Squash – here’s a story I alluded to a few weeks ago.  Squash is from Latin America, historically – I just love saying the word in Spanish – CALABAZA – try it out instead of Awesome or Holy Crap – its part of my vocabulary.  Anyhow, over the last 300 years, those indigenous squash have been hybridized and hybridized etc. to become the acorns, kabocha, butternut and spaghetti we all know and sort of love.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 26TH, 2016

We are getting some of the nicest artichokes!

Apple market seems to be stable, although high, with all fruit Washington XF or Juice.  Avocado continues to be a strong market with mid-season fruit very high in oil, giving richer flesh and more flavour.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 19TH, 2016

Yes, your eyes don’t deceive.  BC Brussels Sprouts!

We’ll start off talking about Mangos.  This new load we just got in are stunning – and being fruit harvested later in the season it is higher in colour and higher in sugar.   This year was tough for our Peruvian growers because of El Nino, and the reason why is different than you might expect.  When winters are warmer (and their winter was 6 months ago and very warm), a lot more flowers bloom and stay in bloom longer – those are flowering plants that dot the countryside, on the ground.  Mango trees in that area are huge – 20M high, and with so many flowers on the ground, bees don’t bother going all the way up to the mango flowers at the top of the trees (and mangos are less appealing as a pollen source as well).  Bottom line is there is less fruit, especially higher up in the trees.  But with the extra moisture from El Nino over the last six months (their spring and summer), there is more water for developing mangos.  More water and less fruit = bigger sizing, which means that we have once again ended up with a large percentage of this shipment that arrived mid-week in the 7 and 8 count range.  They had lots of bigger fruit than that, but the demand for the biggest fruit is very high, and fetches a much higher price in Japan, so the 5’s and 6’s have gone overseas for a bigger buck for the growers.  You will see a substantial price correction today on the larger counts.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 5TH, 2016

Well, it’s about time to catch you up across the whole spectrum.

Apples:  As we slowly wean ourselves from BC storage apples and list more Washington product, prices will jump 20-40%, but get used to that pricing because there is some harmonization when the first S. American fruit arrives, as Argentinians try to achieve the Washington market, and vice versa, so any increases you are seeing now are going to be the norm for 6 months.  Just have to get used to it.  It was not a glut year for BC or Washington growers, so there will be very few deals out there.

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