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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. 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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MARKET REPORT – OCT. 26TH, 2018

So………we will start out with this:

Isn’t this what we’ve been telling our customers for decades?  You spray food with chemicals our body doesn’t know what to do with, so it stores them up for a rainy day, and something bad will happen.  Unfortunately it takes years /decades to turn that hypothesis (and common sense) into provable science.

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JUNE 30, 2017 MARKET REPORT

It was HOT!

We now have a pretty firm update on how the heat wave last week has affected things.

It was HOT.  54C is really hot.  I’ve been at 54C in the Sonora Desert twice – one south of Mexicali, and once near Hermosillo in Sonora.  It is hard to describe, and people actually live in those temperatures, even without AC.  The picture below is apparently a garbage can that melted in Arizona? Temperatures on dashboards were over 200F, allowing people to bake cookies in their cars.

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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 – 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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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 10TH, 2016

A fast update interspersed with fun stuff. 

Other than a current cool-down across California (temperatures a couple of degrees below normal) there isn’t much of a weather story affecting pricing, unlike prior years at this time.  Only change is that the continued flow of small volumes of local kale, chard and dandelion has come to a quick halt with all fields frozen across the Fraser Valley and south Vancouver Island.  These cold temps will end spinach and bunch carrots from Ralph’s in Mt. Vernon, and will temporarily impact leek harvest – this weather just makes them better, but they would need to be chiseled from the ground, so we’ll wait until this cold snap ends and the frozen slush has melted from his Skagit River land.  We have full listings of his product that was harvested just before this messy weather started.

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