Produce Market Report for April 7, 2022
The avocado market is in an extreme situation. Prices are very elevated as there are less avocados being imported. Less farms are harvesting than usual. We expect avocados to be short in supply with very high pricing for about another month.
Asparagus: Remains steady, good value
Avocados: Pricing remains strong, up $5-6
Cauliflower: Remains strong
Celery: Up $2
Corn: Remains very high
Grapes: Steady good quality
Lettuce: Down again this week. 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 $4
More Market News:
The iceberg, green leaf and romaine lettuce market is steadily easing off. Romaine hearts are still a little tight. Green leaf is seeing normal harvest numbers and the market is going down.
Cauliflower is extremely short. Our orders are being allocated and prorated. Expect higher prices and possible different sizes in heads.
Broccoli is going up and down every few days, but the prices are easing a bit.
Celery is softening up a bit as the harvest is stabilizing.
Brussels sprouts and asparagus are still holding good prices and supply is strong.
Green peppers are very high in price as supplies are tight.
Yellow squash is still experiencing short supplies and higher prices.
Limes are still very high and we have not seen any relief yet. Quality is marginal. We don’t expect relief until the 1st or 2nd week of May.