The two most significant areas for fresh, in-season fruits and vegetable products are the Yuma Valley in Arizona and the San Joaquin Valley in California.
California sees its peak from May to August, overlapping with the table grape season, which runs from May to January, and the beginning of the wine grape harvest from late summer through the winter months. Over 1,250 truckloads per week of table grapes are shipped out of San Joaquin, California. Other notable crops include tomatoes, carrots, and strawberries.
Arizona is also a significant contributor to produce season. Major crops like lettuce, lemons, melons, and grains are grown in the Yuma valley. About 90% of the leafy greens in the United States are grown here. Over 1000 trucks per day load vegetables out of Yuma, Arizona, during the produce season.
The market for fresh produce in the United States was valued at 62.52 billion in 2021. It is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5% from 2022 to 2030. This is partially a result of health concerns and a growing preference for fresher and more nutritious food. Consumers are more interested in fresh produce, and this ever-increasing trend has produced a substantial demand for fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. This demand will likely show itself during produce season in 2023.
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