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February 19th, 2020

Market Alerts

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Lettuce Leaf - Rain and cold weather have hit the desert region, affecting quality and
production.

Lettuce Iceberg - Rain and cold temperatures will hit the Yuma region all this week.
Production will be limited.

Stone Fruit - Availability is dependent on container arrivals. This week, plums have been
limited. We expect better supplies by the weekend.

Citrus (Oranges) - 138’s remain very limited, keep putting orders in advance for better
coverage.

Onions -Optimal storage for onions is a cool, dry, well-ventilated area with temps from
36-40 degrees.

Berries (Blueberries) - Look for higher pricing and lighter availability on this item.

Potatoes - Markets remain elevated. Some lots will exhibit peepers and light mold.

Berries (Raspberries) - The same rains affecting the Mexican strawberries are reducing
yields on this item as well.

Berries (Strawberries) - Rains in Central Mexico and Baja have caused temporary shortages out of those areas. \

Potatoes (colored) - Markets higher on red and white potatoes. Supplies limited on B size and #2 grade reds.

Grapes (Green) - Honduras cucumbers are in peak season.

Grapes (Red) - Chilean supplies are improving and prices are decreasing. However, we expect things to change quickly 3-4 weeks from
now. We may experience a possible shortage as we look toward Mexico transition.

Avocados (Mexican) - Mexican growers posturing for elevated field prices and scaling back on the harvest. 48’s and larger holding at a premium. Demand exceeds supply.

Tomatoes (Western) - Adverse weather has greatly reduced harvest schedules and crossings. Product is very limited this week. Elevated market expected through February.