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PRODUCE UPDATE-2/5/14

PRODUCE UPDATE-2/5/14

We got a little snow in our area but nothing like the mid-west or east coast is getting.  Here is what we see on the market.  Onions are steady and have settled around $12 per bag on Jumbo Yellow onions, mediums are a dollar cheaper and colossal […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE-1/31/14

PRODUCE UPDATE-1/31/14

The end of January, WOW!  As we enter into February, we see markets slightly steady to steady.  Potatoes are holding their own but some lots are producing larger sizes than normal and so there are occasional deals on large cartons.  Consumers seem to be steady as you […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE–1/29/14

PRODUCE UPDATE–1/29/14

Both potato and onion markets seems to be about steady this week.  Onions have settled in at about $12 to $13 on Jumbo’s.  New crop is just starting to come across the border but so far no 50# sacks only 40# cartons.  No colored onions from Mexico […]

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Water

Water

A friend in California sent me an article about the water issues in California.  Written by Charles C.W. Cooke, it explores the issues that face California agriculture.  As it points out, California is a leader in fresh fruit and vegetable production in the U.S.  In the article […]

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Update-1/22/14

Update-1/22/14

Water, Water, everywhere or so say Hemingway’s “Ancient Mariner”.  Wish that were true in the west.  Every area in the west is having a very bad winter.  No rain or snow in the mountains.  We are mostly 60% or more below normal throughout the west.  If we […]

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Produce Update–1/17/14

As the week closes things seem to be about the same.  Potatoes appear steady.  Onions have lots of strength and will probably go up next week but maybe not as much as this week.  Trucks are still very tight and expensive.  We expect to start next week […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE–1/15/14

PRODUCE UPDATE–1/15/14

The biggest issue we are facing in Idaho, both potatoes and onions, is transportation.  We are short of trucks and rates are increasing.  We had hoped for some relief this week but it doesn’t seem to be happening.  Please expect delays in your orders because of the […]

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ONION UPDATE

ONION UPDATE

The onion market has taken off.  We have been talking about this for the last few weeks and it has now happened.  Compounding the tight truck supply and lower inventory of onions you will see higher delivered prices.  Quotes for the first of next week are as […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE–1/8/14

PRODUCE UPDATE–1/8/14
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Produce Update-1/3/14

Produce Update-1/3/14

As we start the new year we are facing some normal situations.  First, trucks are very tight but hopefully they will become more plentiful next week.  The weather in the East Coast and Upper Midwest isn’t going to help get them out here.  Also, buyers are trying […]

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