WELCOME TO WESTLAKE PRODUCE COMPANY

Westlake Produce Company is a grower and distributor of a wide range of stunning, high-quality fruits and vegetables. At Westlake Produce Company our mission is to serve our growers', customers', and employees' needs first with the knowledge and belief that all of our interests are unified. "Service, Above All!" Is our motto and our promise to provide our valued customers, growers, and employees with the utmost care and assistance.

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Bill Brooks

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Jeff Miller

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Andrew Bivens

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Joe Ciccarella

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Troy Le Cheminant

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Shawn Patrick

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Juan Perez

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Arcy Salgado

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Jeremy Vanderpoort

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Jeff Sunahara

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Ron Miyamoto

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Sonia Cortez

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Phil Lopez

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Patty Cabrera

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Janet Debano

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Judy Mitsueda

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Yvonne Rios

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Dina Valle

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Peter O'Brien

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Michelle Michel

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Laura Lopez

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Ricky Jensen

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Athena Miller

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Ivette Radillo

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Justine Torres

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Manny Aguilar

MARKET REPORT


Apples, Pears, & Cherries


Washington cherry season is underway! We are harvesting Chelan variety red cherry with promotable volume. Rainier cherries are slow to start with promotable volume starting to ramp us this week. Due to the latest Washington storage crop report, the market on all apple varieties has strengthened. Northwest pears are finished. California apples and pears will begin soon. The targeted start dates for California apples and pears are: gala apples- June 25th, sun sprite pears- June 26th, star crimson- July 4th, green bartlett- July 8th, bosc- late July, granny smith- late August or early September.

Fun Fact: Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds!

Melons


The honeydew market is very tight due to transitioning to a new district. We will have better supplies in approximately two weeks. Seedless watermelon is also tight, but we will have better production and availability soon. We have promotional volumes on cantaloupe and the market is getting stronger!

California Citrus:

Late lane variety California navel oranges are on final floor counts.
California Valencia oranges are in full swing with sizes peaking on 113s! Their quality is very nice right now.
California lemons are extremely tight right now. Lemon availability is day-to-day with firm pricing.
California W. Murcotts are the prevalent variety used in bags currently, but they are wrapping up quickly.
California grapefruits are eating great with a nice blush on the skin!

Imported Citrus

Peruvian Satsuma mandarin oranges are on final floor counts. Peruvian Clementines have started to arrive on the East Coast, with first arrivals on the West Coast landing next week. Their volume will be limited to start. Chilean clementines have started to arrive. Their sizing is smaller and they’re being used for bagging. Chilean lemons have begun to arrive to the East and West coasts in a light way.
Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!


New red, yellow, and white potatoes are available out of Kern County, California. The red potato market is getting stronger.
Fun Fact: Many people think Potatoes are vegetables but, in fact, potatoes are legumes! A legume is plant that is able to fix nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil, and potatoes do just that.

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are packing russets and their quality is okay. Supplies are dwindling and the market is getting stronger everyday.
Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!

Washington has finished packing yellow onions. Central California is packing yellow, red, and white onions.
Vidalia, Georgia is going strong on their sweet onions!
Fun Fact: The pungent juice of onions has been used as a moth repellent and can be rubbed on the skin to prevent insect bites!

Tropicals


Mexico is shipping Tommy Atkins mangoes. Their sizes are peaking on 10’s and 12’s. The area of Nayarit has begun harvesting with volumes increasing. Ataulfo mango supplies are plentiful with excellent quality.

Fun Fact: Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.

We have good supplies on larger limes. Sizes 175/150 are the most readily available. Lime pricing is steady right now.

Fun Fact: India is the greatest producer of limes in the world.

Melons


The honeydew market is very tight due to transitioning to a new district. We will have better supplies in approximately two weeks. Seedless watermelon is also tight, but we will have better production and availability soon. We have promotional volumes on cantaloupe and the market is getting stronger!

Latin Items

Flavorful and colorful!

Yellow chili peppers out of Selma, California have started. Next week Anaheim peppers and jalapeno. Bakersfield is three weeks out. Most areas of Southern Mexico are done for the season. Southern Baja, Pescadero, and LaPaz are done. Northern Baja will start harvesting within the next few weeks, out of Ojos Negros.

Fun Fact: Serranos are generally the hottest chile commonly available in the U.S.

Contact

Address

5301 Rivergrade Road, Suite 200, Irwindale, California 91706

Post Office Box 2184, Irwindale, California 91706

(800) 378-7848 / (800) 870-2557 Office: (213) 624-8676

Sales Fax: (626) 338-4100 | Accounting Fax: (626) 338-4122

sales@westlakeproduce.com

 
 
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