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.

About US

Products

Our People


Our People

Bill Brooks

Our People

Jeff Miller

Our People

Andrew Bivens

Our People

Joe Ciccarella

Our People

Troy Le Cheminant

Our People

Shawn Patrick

Our People

Juan Perez

Our People

Arcy Salgado

Our People

Jeremy Vanderpoort

Our People

Jeff Sunahara

Our People

Ron Miyamoto

Our People

Sonia Cortez

Our People

Phil Lopez

Our People

Patty Cabrera

Our People

Janet Debano

Our People

Judy Mitsueda

Our People

Yvonne Rios

Our People

Dina Valle

Our People

Peter O'Brien

Our People

Michelle Michel

Our People

Laura Lopez

Our People

Ricky Jensen

Our People

Athena Miller

Our People

Ivette Radillo

Our People

Justine Torres

Our People

Manny Aguilar

Our People

Esmeralda Mejia

MARKET REPORT


Apples, Pears, & Cherries


The Northwest has begun harvesting new crop gala, honeycrisp, and granny smith apples. New crop bartlett and red pears are now available! Here are the projected start dates on our remaining varieties:

Golden Delicious - 9/12
Red Rome - 9/15
Fuji - 9/18
Red Delicious - 9/20
Jonagold - 9/22
Cameo - 10/12
Braeburn - 10/15
Pink Lady - 11/2
Autumn Glory - 11/2
Opal - 11/2
Anjou - 9/11
Comice - 9/15
Bosc - 9/20
Red Anjou - 9/25
Concorde - 10/2
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

Cantaloupe will continue to ship out of the Westside for the remainder of the month. Their quality is very good, with promotable volumes available! Honeydew will have good supplies for the next two weeks. Westside honeydew will wind down in a few weeks, though. Seedless watermelon will have lighter supplies moving forward until Mexico starts!

California Citrus:

The desert areas of District 3 have begun to harvest lemons. Pricing on California lemons is starting to level off.
Demand continues to be good from both export and domestic markets on grapefruit. Grapefruit supplies are somewhat limited.

Imported Citrus

Large Peruvian W. Murcotts are readily available, with good demand! The fruit looks and tastes great.
Chilean lemons are on final arrivals, but smaller fruit is readily available.
Chilean navel orange arrivals have slowed down, and demand is exceeding supply. Prices are rising quickly. 88/72 sizes are extremely tight.
Chilean W. Murcotts are continuing to arrive and their quality is very nice. This fruit is being used almost entirely for bagging.
Peruvian minneolas are in very good supply right now. We have promotable volumes on 36/45 size! Please give us a call for ad options.
Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!

Stockton, California is packing red, yellow, and white potatoes, but they are getting close to the end. Western Washington has started their red, white, and yellow potatoes, and their quality is outstanding.
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 and Idaho are packing new crop russets. Their quality is very good! This market is soft.
Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!
Central California is wrapping up their onion crop. Washington is packing new crop red, yellow, and white 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

Kent and Kiett variety mangoes are taking center stage. Their sizes are peaking on 7’s and 8’s. The area of Sinaloa has begun with Los Mochis starting to harvest as well. Mango prices are going up in general, and ataulfo mango supplies are winding down. Tommy Atkin mangoes, from Brazil, will begin in two weeks on the West Coast. Ataulfo mangoes are finished for the season.
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.

Lime supplies are loosening up, but lime quality is not at its best due to heavy rains.
Fun Fact: India is the greatest producer of limes in the world.

Melons

Cantaloupe will continue to ship out of the Westside for the remainder of the month. Their quality is very good, with promotable volumes available! Honeydew will have good supplies for the next two weeks. Westside honeydew will wind down in a few weeks, though. Seedless watermelon will have lighter supplies moving forward until Mexico starts!

Latin Items

Flavorful and colorful!

All peppers out of California were affected by the recent heat wave. Pepper supplies from Santa Maria, Morgan Hill, Oxnard, and the Central Valley are very limited for the next few weeks. All supplies of peppers out of Baja and Northern Mexico have been affected by rain and heat. This will cause pepper supplies to be limited through November. Pepper prices are high at this time.
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

 
 
Featured_Fruits_Report