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

Bill Brooks

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Andrew Bivens

Andrew Bivens

Joe Ciccarella

Joe Ciccarella

Troy Le Cheminant

Troy Le Cheminant

Shawn Patrick

Shawn Patrick

Juan Perez

Juan Perez

Arcy Salgado

Arcy Salgado

Jeremy Vanderpoort

Jeremy Vanderpoort

Jeff Sunahara

Jeff Sunahara

Ron Miyamoto

Ron Miyamoto

Sonia Cortez

Sonia Cortez

Phil Lopez

Phil Lopez

Patty Cabrera

Patty Cabrera

Janet Debano

Janet Debano

Judy Mitsueda

Judy Mitsueda

Yvonne Rios

Yvonne Rios

Dina Valle

Dina Valle

Peter O'Brien

Peter O'Brien

Michelle Michel

Michelle Michel

Laura Lopez

Laura Lopez

Ricky Jensen

Ricky Jensen

Athena Miller

Athena Miller

Ivette Radillo

Ivette Radillo

Justine Torres

Justine Torres

Manny Aguilar

Manny Aguilar

Esmeralda Mejia

Esmeralda Mejia

Ron Cadriel

Ron Cadriel

MARKET REPORT


Apples, Pears, & Cherries

The honeycrisp market is jumping up due to a decrease in East Coast production. The Gala market is firm due to a lack of packing in the northwest, and heavy export into Mexico. We have promotable volumes of bagged apples! Small sizes will continue to be in strong supply, with crops peaking at 100-138 size. Meyer’s Pride bosc, red d’anjou, bartlett, and comice pears are ready to ship.

Fun Fact: One of the most incredible natural features of the Opal Apple is that it does not brown after cutting!

 

Melons

Offshore cantaloupe, out of Guatemala, are arriving slowly due to weather. Northern-region Mexican cantaloupes and honeydews are winding down, but southern-region cantaloupes and honeydew are just starting up. The seedless watermelon market is very firm. The market will remain firm until product increases out of southern Mexico and offshore.

California & Texas Citrus

 

California lemons are loosening up, with pricing slowly coming off.
California W. Murcotts have begun. Smaller fruit is going into bags, while larger fruit is being sold in bulk. Supplies are limited due to rain in the growing areas of Central California.

California navel oranges are in full swing with larger fruit being readily available. Smaller fruit is still tight.

California Cara Cara navels are a seasonal favorite! This bright, tangy, and complex piece of citrus is available in promotable volumes from one of our premier growers, Classic Harvest. Call now for details!

Texas early oranges are a bit tight right now due to weather and freight rates.

Texas Rio Star grapefruit is among the favorite varieties of grapefruit, and consumers look forward to this variety every year. Sizes are peaking at 32’s. This product is also tight at the moment due to weather

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. In most cases, it’s taking an additional day for trucks to make deliveries.*

Western Washington is in full production on their red and yellow potatoes, and their quality is great! Eastern Washington and Idaho are also packing red and yellow potatoes. White and yellow potatoes are being packed in Bakersfield, California.

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.

Russet potatoes out of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho have been nice. Russet supplies are tight, and the market is moving up.

Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!

White, yellow, and red onion quality and supply have been good from Washington, Idaho, and Nevada! These markets have started to show signs of strength.

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 and Tommy Atkin mangoes are available from Ecuador! Kent mangoes are available out of Peru.
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.

Limes are limited at the moment, with pricing on the rise. Freight rates and weather are contributing to this market rise.

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

Melons

Offshore cantaloupe, out of Guatemala, are arriving slowly due to weather. Northern-region Mexican cantaloupes and honeydews are winding down, but southern-region cantaloupes and honeydew are just starting up. The seedless watermelon market is very firm. The market will remain firm until product increases out of southern Mexico and offshore.

 

Latin Products

Flavorful and colorful!

There is no shortage of peppers out of Mexico, due to the weather on the East Coast. As the weather improves, we will see pepper prices increase. Pasilla, serrano, jalapeño, and tomatillo peppers are plentiful out of Sinaloa and Culiacan Mexico. Red fresno peppers are abundant from Sonora, Mexico. New crop jicama is coming out of Tepec, Nayarit and Guanajuato, Mexico. These medium-sized jicama have thin skin with a nice color.

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

Contact

Address

5301 Rivergrade Road, Suite 200, Irwindale, California 91706

Post Office Box 2184, Irwindale, California 91706

Office: (213) 624-8676 | Toll Free: (800) 378-7848

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

sales@westlakeproduce.com

www.westlakeproduce.com

 
 

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