Weekly Produce Updates – November 20th

Avocados: Weather in Michoacán Mexico calls for some rain this week with temps in the 80s. We are in week three of no harvest as suppliers have cleaned up and depleted inventories. The USDA has not quoted pricing as of last week. Reports of harvest starting up tomorrow Wednesday the 14th. It is still unknown if the strike is officially over. If the harvest starts up tomorrow, not sure if the rain will be another setback to the harvest. The avocado pipeline is officially dried up as there is no fruit to be had.

Apples: We are experiencing extremely limited supplies of Granny Smith
and Golden Delicious apples. The market is extremely active as well.

Berries (Strawberries): Due to Salinas / Watsonville phasing out of production
and the wildfires in southern California, strawberry supplies in all
California locations will be very limited all week.

Stone Fruit: Nectarines and Peaches are done for the season.

Tomatoes: Roma and Grape tomato crossing into the U.S. from Mexico have been significantly reduced from Hurricane weather events in past weeks. In addition, there is currently a cold front that as moved into Eastern Mexico causing evening temperatures to dip into the high 20’s and low 30’s. Mexico is expecting 3 to 4 more nights of freezing/near-freezing temperatures that will have a direct impact on tomato crops the remainder of the year.

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