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What you need to know this week:
There have been major outbreaks of violence in areas of Mexico which will most likely impact border crossing for the next several days. We will provide more details they are provided but you should expect shortages this week.
In South Florida we are seeing vast improvements on supply of green pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, but cucumbers and hot pepper remain very limited.
Tomato production continues to improve as growers in Florida and Mexico scratch new blocks, however we are nowhere near normal for this time of year as temperatures remain below normal, particularly in Mexico, causing lower production but nothing too concerning as it’s been more driving delays than shortages.
We are still seeing some very high pricing on Serrano and Anaheim peppers due to cold weather impacting the growing regions in Mexico. Most growing areas of California and the desert of Arizona received rain this week which is causing some minor delays in the fields. California continues to get a significant amount of rain in Northern and Central California, down to Los Angeles and Coachella. Weather in Yuma has improved significantly with no cold weather in the forecast for the next week to 10 days.