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.

Apples: Steady

Asparagus: Remains steady, good value

Avocados: Pricing remains strong, starting to ease

Bananas: Steady

Broccoli: Steady

Cauliflower: Remains strong

Celery: Up $2

Corn: Up $10

Cucumbers: Steady

Grapes: Steady good quality

Lemons: Steady

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

Potatoes: Steady

Shallots: Stable

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.