Loading…
Hunts Point Produce Market on point with new branding
New York City’s Hunts Point Produce Market, the largest produce market in the world, has officially launched its rebrand and new website. After more than 200 years in the business, the market leaders collectively decided to forge into the future with a definitive purpose: to continue to meet customer needs of today while Read More ...
No mask, no service at Walmart and Sam's Club
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented. Currently about 65 percent of the more than 5,000 Walmart and Sam's Club stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of Read More ...
Duda bringing imported citrus to the U.S.
Just in time for the summer season, Duda Farm Fresh Foods launches its 18th consecutive import citrus program. Now through October, Duda Farm Fresh Foods will import citrus to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere with guaranteed optimal quality, flavor and volume. Duda Farm Fresh Food’s line of imported citrus, sold Read More ...
NMB continues to grow the mango category
The National Mango Board is a sponsor of the ongoing Kitchen Collaborative initiative in partnership with Flavor & Menu magazine as a part of the NMB’s foodservice marketing program. Kitchen Collaborative is a recipe-development program organized by Summit F&B and Flavor & The Menu with support from sponsor brands and Read More ...
USDA files action for $1 million PACA violation
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against B&B Organics Inc. The company, operating from Indiana, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to 23 Read More ...
Sunrays grapes to hit stores this winter
Tarrytown, NY-based fresh produce importer Jac. Vandenberg Inc. has announced that it will be adding grapes to its Sunrays product line as it launches an eye-catching, revamped website for the Sunrays brand. “We are ecstatic to be adding grapes to the Sunrays product line. With over 70 years of experience in working with the Read More ...
Congdon Orchards joins Sage Fruit Co.
Sage Fruit Co. will add Congdon Orchards to its team of grower-packer-shippers of Washington tree fruit, effective Aug. 1. Congdon joins Sage Fruit to enhance the marketing, sales and distribution of its fruit. Through this new partnership, Sage Fruit will add considerable volume of Washington state apples, pears and Read More ...

A large tropical disturbance has formed in the Pacific off the southern tip of Baja California. This storm will produce heavy rains over the growing regions in the southern Baja peninsula and northwest mainland Mexico.weat

Culiacan, Sinaloa, is expected to receive more than four inches of rain starting later tonight and continuing through Friday. This region has started shipping cukes, eggplant, green beans, Bells and tomatoes, and it is on the cusp of beginning its tomato harvest. Look for production to be disrupted by this storm. Culiacan will also see some cooler temps associated with the storm with mins dropping into the 50s by Saturday and remaining into next week.

Along the southern end of the Baja peninsula expect two-plus inches of rain around La Paz. This a big shipping area of tomatoes right now. The berry-growing region of Ensenada, Baja California, will receive two-plus inches of rain with min temps in the 40s over the next three days.

SERIOUS STORM TO HIT WESTERN U.S.
The first winter storm of the season is poised to hit California growing regions starting today and colder temps are coming.

As of last night, Oxnard and Santa Maria are expected to see half an inch over Wednesday and Thursday. Salinas is expected to receive more than an inch of rain between today and Thursday. All three regions will see cold minimum temps starting tomorrow with temps dropping to 33 for Wednesday through Friday in Salinas and Santa Maria; Oxnard will dip into the upper 30s. These are your three main California strawberry regions right now.

The desert regions of Coachella and Yuma will see a chance of rain on Thursday (half an inch) and cooler temps. Coachella will see min temps drop into the low 30s for consecutive nights while Yuma will dip into the low 40s.

ANOTHER STORM ON THE HORIZON
The coastal California regions won’t get much of a chance to dry out before another storm is expected to hit Salinas starting Saturday and continuing through Tuesday, bringing an additional one-plus inches of rain to all major regions. This rain will hit farther south into Oxnard starting next Monday. Look for a reduction in production of strawberries over the next week.

PERFECT WEATHER IN FLORIDA THROUGH SUNDAY
The growing regions of central and southern Florida will experience high temps in the mid-80s and mins in the low 60s through this Sunday without a chance of rain. Come next Monday the temps will drop by 10 to 15 degrees across the board with max temps in the low 70s and min temps in the upper 40s. Immokalee will see min temps of 44 next Monday and Tuesday.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)

Market Watch

the source pro-act

Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

floral pulse