News and Alerts


  • September 10, 2015
    Growing areas in Homestead and the Redlands have been affected by an oriental fruit fly quarantine.
  • September 8, 2015
    Freedom Fresh has NOT received any of the affected product in A&W’s voluntary recall of cucumbers sold under the "Limited Edition" label during the period of August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.


Market Information

  • The Source - September 28, 2015
    The West Coast’s weather for the front side of this week looks to remain stable. Oxnard, Salinas, and Santa Maria will have temperatures in the 70s to mid 80s. Tropical Storm Marty is showing signs to track the Baja California peninsula by this Friday. With Yuma possibly seeing rain sometime next week. The San Joaquin Valley weather will have temperatures in the 80s to the low 90s. In the Southeast a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will move northward today - Tuesday, bringing heavy rain to the FL panhandle and eventually to southern GA. This trough will produce periods of moderate to heavy rain for North Carolina thru Friday, while only isolated thunderstorms are possible in Georgia.
  • The Outlook - September 21, 2015
    Very hot temperatures will continue for another day in Central California as the most recent heat wave to hit the Salinas Valley begins to weaken. A sharp cooling trend begins tomorrow after days of record to near record high temperatures. Heat related problems (tip and internal burn, seeders, weak texture, etc.) will continue to plague growers as we approach fall harvests.
  • The Source - September 8, 2015
    High pressure out west brings very hot temperatures to the region with record highs possible throughout the west. Coastal regions will be in 80s and above with inland regions reaching triple digits through the week.
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  • The Source - September 3, 2015
    The slight cool down to seasonal averages continues out west this week as a northerly surface flow brings an increased marine layer to the coast. Temperatures will remain in the 60s to low 70s near the coast with 80s to mid 90s inland. The continuing marine layer will bring some drizzle to the coastal regions as temperatures remain above norms thru the week.