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MARKET ALERTS STREAMING
The big news this week is the cool weather hitting almost all growing regions across the country except for the Florida regions.
Idaho Potatoes & Onions: extreme sub zero temps have made it almost virtually impossible to move product from storage sheds to packing houses. Availability has been short for this reason only. Cold weather is still prevalent in the northern regions.
Yuma, (western Veg) an early frost blanketed most if not all the growing areas in Yuma, Arizona. Although the cold temps didn’t impost serious damage to the crop going forward it did affect harvest crews which had toward for a thawing in order to get back into the fields. Expect to see epidermal peel, tip burn on lettuce items and a purple cast on broccoli from the cold.
Mexico. Central Mexico experienced cold temperatures as well. Red Peppers, Roma tomatoes seem to be the two items that came up extremely short for the weekend. With California ending they’re harvests of red peppers this market may still hang in there for another week.
Tomatoes: The Southern tomato market is easing. Grapes and Cherries are reasonable and rounds are lower. Roma’s are tight and look to be for the week.
Strawberries: Western, and eastern Florida berries are high for another week. Getting this close to the holidays we could see this market for awhile.