Native Maine News

Market Alert Jan 9, 2018

Please be advised of the following market alerts and conditions impacting quality, price and availability.

ARUGULA & WILD ARUGULA - ESCALATED Supplies are limited and we are seeing quality issues due to cooler weather.

AVOCADOS - ESCALATED We are seeing a shift in the size breakout of the daily harvest with smaller sizes being shorter than expected. We anticipate a firmer market on 60’s and smaller over the next several weeks.

ASPARAGUS - ESCALATED Supplies are short and prices are higher, but quality is good

BABY KALE BLENDS - ESCALATED Baby kale blends are extremely tight right now, with increased prices and major quality issues in the fields. This setback is forecasted to last for at least another week or two

BROCCOLI - ESCALATED Supplies are short and prices are high, but quality is good.

CILANTRO - ESCALATED Supplies are limited and we are seeing quality issues due to cooler weather.

GREEN ONIONS - ESCALATED Iced: We are seeing a shortage in supply due to demand of the holiday pull. Expect higher prices.

LEMONS - EXTREME All crops came up very short, we are in a demand exceeds supply on all small fruit and expect to see this issue for the next eight weeks.

MUSHROOM - ESCALATED Mushroom growers have suffered damage in the South and Southeast, as well as Puerto Rico. Hurricane Harvey and Irma have resulted in a tightening market, and the American Mushroom Institute said it expects supply to be affected for several months.

ORANGES - EXTREME California orange supplies during Quarter 1 will carry a larger than normal size structure, making 88S/113S/138S increasingly difficult. Shippers are expecting a 30% reduction in 113S and a 50% reduction in 138S versus this time last year. Expect higher prices overall with fruit expected to peak 72/56.

SNOW AND SUGAR SNAP PEAS - ESCALATED Snow and sugar snap peas are in high demand and markets are extremely tight.

BABY SPINACH - ESCALATED Baby and clipped spinach supplies are low. We are seeing average to poor quality.​


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