Opportunity buys for week of 11/8 — Bell peppers, pears and oranges
Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of Nov. 8.
Prices will rise as demand shifts to new-crop California growing regions and the Thanksgiving holiday pull ramps up in the coming weeks. Quality is excellent. MFC Celery is available.
Although markets are relatively low, prices are poised to rise as California suppliers approach a seasonal transition to new growing areas. California stocks are plentiful. Volume is low out of Florida and Georgia. Mexican stocks (crossing
through Nogales, Ariz.) will hit the market in three to four weeks. Overall stocks are expected to tighten before the Mexican season ramps up in mid-December. MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available.
The market is inching down. The valencia orange season is over; growers are shipping new-crop California navels. Gas times are being reduced due to cooler nights; this will also increase sugar levels. Quality is excellent; sugar
levels range from 10.5 to 12 Brix. MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are available.
Prices are a bit higher than last week. On the West Coast, the Mexican season (into Nogales, Ariz.) is in full swing; stocks are plentiful. Florida harvesting is ramping up on the East Coast. Overall quality is very good: scarring and softness are minor issues. MFC Squash is available on both coasts.
Prices are stable. New-crop Washington bartlett and d’anjou volume is average; 110- and 120-count sizes are most plentiful. Quality is very good: skins are smooth and fruit is mildly sweet.
The market is weak. Mexican production has moved to the mainland (into Nogales). Florida supplies are ramping up. Quality is very good. MFC Cucumbers are available.
Editor's note: This information is republished with permission from Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative's weekly crop report. See the full report here.