Produce Market Report for April 1, 2022
Leafy Greens Update:
The iceberg, green leaf and romaine lettuce market is starting to soften some. Romaine hearts are still expensive. Unfortunately, we don’t expect this to ease for another week. Transitioning to Salinas has begun. This is helping to drive down the market price for these items. Most green leafy item prices are starting to trend downwards.
Asparagus: Remains steady, good value
Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease
Cauliflower: Remains strong
Celery: Up $2
Corn: Up $10
Grapes: Steady good quality
Lettuce: Starting to ease some. Better quality
Limes: Remain very high
Melons: Up $2-3
Onions: Up again, higher pricing expected for the next several weeks
Peppers: Green up $2
Squash: Yellow remains higher
Strawberries: Up $5
Tomatoes: Up $3
More Market News:
Some great veggies that are in good supply with a stable market are Brussels sprouts, trimmed green beans, asparagus, and broccoli.
Red and green grapes are looking great. Supply is good and sizing is up.
Vegetables that are getting more expensive are squash, zucchini, green peppers, and corn.
Limes will stay in an extreme market for 2-3 weeks until a completely new crop area opens up.
Cauliflower is short in supply making supplies tight and expensive.
Celery is on the rise with higher pricing.
Cucumbers are starting to show up from Florida, this is a good sign that the crop looks heathy and will be available.