Light to Moderate Produce Shipments from Florida, NY and Maine

Light to Moderate Produce Shipments from Florida, NY and Maine

DSCN4472Here is a glimpse of produce loading opportunities from three states on the east coast.

Florida winter produce shipments are generally increasing.  However, the following information is qualified by the fact this is WINTER produce, and while state volume is light and increasing, this is all relative to this time of the year. 

Florida’s mature green tomatoes, grape tomatoes and roma shipments have been less-than-normal and larger volumes are expected around Thanksgiving (November 27th). This includes the Palmetto-Ruskin volume that is running lighter than normal and south Florida’s shipments from Immokalee.

Heavy rains that struck during fall plantings should  produce lighter-than-normal early loadings of sweet corn and green beans through Thanksgiving.  Due to rain in September, there will be shipping gaps.

Florida produce – grossing about $2000 to Chicago.

New York Produce Shipments

Most onion shipments are coming out of Orange County, NY.  With the harvest completed, shipments are increasing and averaging about 150 truck loads per week….New York apple shipments are steady from the Hudson Valley, western and central parts of the state and the Champlain Valley….Cabbages shipments are originating from western and central areas of the Empire State.

New York cabbage – grossing $1500 to $2000 to New York City.

Maine Potato Shipments

Light loadings of potatoes are originating from Aroostrock County, ME, averaging around 100 truck loads per week.  Most product is destined to east coast markets.