Opportunity buys for week of 9/13 — Raspberries, celery, onions
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 Sept. 13.
Prices are weak; stocks are plentiful. Minor yellowing is being observed in some lots after the recent heatwave, but overall quality is strong. MFC Celery is available.
Prices are low; stocks are plentiful. Sugar levels range from 13 to 14 Brix.
Prices are low; stocks are ample. Large sizes dominate availability; 15- and 18-count melons are limited. Sugar levels range from 12 to 13 Brix. Domestic MFC Cantaloupes are available.
Prices are easing due to increased stocks. The Central Mexican season has peaked, but Baja supplies are ramping up. Peruvian supplies are available out of Florida. Quality is very good; spears are straight and tips are firm. MFC Asparagus is on the market.
Prices are weak; supplies are ample. Quality is very good: sugar levels range from 11 to 13 Brix. MFC Honeydew Melons are available.
Prices are stable. Jumbo onions are the most abundant, but size availability will increase as production progresses. New crop, fresh-run MFC Red and Yellow Onions are on the market in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Packer label supplies from Colorado are also 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.