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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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MARKET REPORT


Apples, Pears, & Cherries


The Northwest is well into the apple harvest. Gala apples are plentiful and ready for ad promotions! All apple varieties will be peaking on small sizes, 100’s and 113’s. Granny smith apples are a perfect Halloween treat! Autumn glory and opal apples will begin harvest around November 1st. Meyers Pride bosc, red d’anjou, bartlett, and comice pears are ready to ship.

Fun Fact: Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.

Melons

Seedless watermelon is very short due to the transition period between domestic and Mexican harvesting. The honeydew and cantaloupe markets are firm.

California Citrus:

The desert areas of District 3 have begun to harvest lemons. Pricing on California lemons is starting to level off.
California grapefruit supplies are extremely tight.
The California navel orange harvest will get into full swing soon, with small volumes shipping by 10/20.

Imported Citrus

Large Peruvian W. Murcotts are on final floor counts.
Chilean lemons are on final arrivals, but smaller fruit is readily available.
Chilean navel oranges are on their last arrivals. Smaller fruit is readily available.
Small Chilean and Peruvian W. Murcotts are continuing to arrive and their quality is very nice. This fruit is being used almost entirely for bagging.
Peruvian Honey Tangerines are available for the next four weeks. This is one of the best tasting citrus varieties of the import season!

Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!

*Transportation out of all areas has been difficult, and more expensive than normal, for this time of year. This situation is only going to become more difficult over the next few months.*

Western Washington is in full production on their red, white, and yellow potatoes, and their quality is outstanding.
Fun Fact: An 8 ounce baked or boiled potato has only about 100 calories.

Washington and Idaho are packing new crop russets. Their quality is very good! There have been some weather-related issues that have slowed production. The russet potato market has started to firm up, look for this trend to continue in the coming weeks.
Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!

Washington and Idaho are packing new crop red, yellow, and white onions. The market on smaller onions is soft, but there is good demand and upward pressure on the larger sizes.
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

Kiett variety mangoes out of California will go for another two weeks or so. Ataulfo mangoes are finished for the season. Tommy Atkin mangoes, from Brazil, are available now.
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

Seedless watermelon is very short due to the transition period between domestic and Mexican harvesting. The honeydew and cantaloupe markets are firm.

Latin Items

Flavorful and colorful!

Ghost peppers out of Santa Maria, California are now available. This new harvest will last through November. Red fresno chilis have started coming in and we should have plenty through October! Oxnard, California will start its second harvest of jalapeno this weekend, and next week, with pasilla and serrano peppers. These peppers are hot-house grown and will last through April. All peppers out of California are extremely active. Prices on California peppers are up, and this will continue through November. Mexico has very limited supplies on all peppers at this time. We will not see any volume out of Mexico until November.
Fun Fact: Chili peppers have a lot of vitamin C.

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