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Volume, prices both up for carrots

- General News
The national carrot market shows higher volume and pricing than the previous two years. While those two things don’t usually go hand-in-hand, two factors may be leading unusual strength to the market.

Pepper demand remains elevated

- General News
Bell pepper prices are significantly higher than last year as the crop transitions from Mexico and desert areas to Central California.

Lemon demand remains high

- General News
Lemons continue to ride the citrus pandemic demand wave that is keeping strength in the wholesale market.

Low demand drives down grape market

- General News
Grape prices are relatively low as supplies transition from Mexico to California. Retail demand has been weak so far this summer as scan data shows grape sales about 10 percent below last year in June.

Squash prices rise with light summer supply

- General News
Squash volumes typically drop in the summer as domestic producers supply the market, but this summer is seeing even lighter volumes.

Domestic cantaloupes going stronger after rough spring import season

- General News
July typically marks the start of Central California’s cantaloupe season, and hopes are high for a better season than spring.

Garlic demand on the rise

- General News
The boom in home cooking has boosted the demand for garlic, and volume increases show suppliers are up to the challenge.

Apples look for a summer niche

- General News
The North American apple market has settled into a normal pattern of steady prices and heavier-than-normal summer volume after the March pandemic spike and drop.

Avocado market stabilizes after lockdowns

- General News
The avocado market has reached stability as summer begins. Supplies are growing from California, which is having a strong rebound year from last year, and Mexican exports are doing their best to meet demand but not exceed it.

Sweet potato volume lags but demand stays strong

- General News
Sweet potato volume is at its lowest levels in five years as the 2019-20 crop winds down. However, consumer demand remains strong, keeping pricing steady.