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July 17th, 2019

The Source July 17

Market update on fresh fruit and vegetable quality and availability from PRO*ACT.

The Source July 17

MARKET ALERTS

Bell Peppers (Eastern): Bell Pepper supplies will get much tighter this weekend.

Berries (Raspberries): Raspberries will remain tight through this week Berries (Strawberries): We are still dealing with some quality issues in both Santa Maria and Salinas /Watsonville. Cucumbers (Eastern): Cucumber supplies are very tight.

Grapes (Green): Mexico and Coachella seasons are winding down. Quality is fair at best. Grapes (Red): Mexico and Coachella is winding down. Quality in both locations are fair at best.

Lettuce Iceberg: Lightweights on wrap lettuce at 30-33 pounds is an industry wide issue. Lettuce Leaf: Escalated pricing continues on value added romaine items.

Onions: Yellow onions remain volatile, red in good supply, white will be limited until new crop Northwest.

Potatoes: Markets will remain active over the next 4-6 weeks. Supplies will be limited; especially larger sizes. Advanced lead time on russet orders crucial during this time period. Potatoes (colored): Supplies are limited industry wide. Markets remain active. Expecting better volume and easing markets early to mid August.

FULL REPORT

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