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Desert Produce Sales LLC

Desert Produce Sales LLC Full line fresh fruit and vegetable distributor of whole and pre-cut produce

Operating as usual

08/02/2022

we're hiring drivers

09/08/2021

Pulling, staging and loading orders . NIghtshift

07/12/2021

Driver. Knowledge of the Las Vegas valley is a plus. Must know how to use a hand truck and have a clean DMV Report. All you need is a class c liscense.

04/13/2021

Working in processing room pre-cutting products

11/30/2016

Project Homeless Connect 2016

Project Homeless Connect 2016

On Tuesday, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada took part in Project Homeless Connect. A service and resource fair for the homeless and those on the brink of homelessness. Services provided aim to break down barriers to housing and self sufficiency, including but not limited to shelter, health care, legal issues, job readiness, food and behavioral health. 165 agencies from across the valley were on hand to provide their services and more than 500 volunteers helped at the event. Special thanks to Desert Produce Sales LLC, MGM Resorts International, Shetakis Foodservice, Three Square and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas for partnering with us to provide a wonderful meal for this event.

03/09/2016

Hiring now:
Drivers must be 25 and have a good DMV report. Produce experience a plus. Apply at 6265 S. Valley View Blvd. Ste I
Las Vegas Nv. 89118

Squash field in Homestead Florida. Heavy rains have ruined many crops in the area . All veg and tomato prices will climb...
12/10/2015

Squash field in Homestead Florida. Heavy rains have ruined many crops in the area . All veg and tomato prices will climb drastically as a result. Act Of God clauses have already gone into effect.

09/16/2015

Market Alert for Pineapple. Previous market updates and the market outlook have indicated that Pineapple supply levels are reaching critical levels. Currently we are experiencing shortages from our suppliers causing pro-rates to our valued clients. Mother Nature has not been kind throughout the year in many of the growing regions. The drastic changes in the weather has caused a 20% decrease in volume coming out of the Costa Rica region. The outlook does not appear very promising at this time. Growers are reporting that we will see the worst shortages of the Pineapple season in the next 3 weeks. We are working non-stop with our partnered grower/shippers, who are trying their absolute best, to ensure us product. We do not expect to see volumes return to a “normal” state until the end of October, hopefully it will come sooner than later. We will keep you updated with any further developments.

09/15/2015

The growing areas of Monterey County have been experiencing significantly above normal temperatures for the last several months. In June and July the night time/early morning temperatures were 4 to 5 degrees above normal just about every single day; this was the start of the quality and weights of various commodities beginning to have issues. The plants like to “sleep” at night and to do this normal temps are needed. If too warm, the plants continue to grow 24 hours a day and the result is high core and seeder issues on iceberg, romaine, and leaf items. In August and September we have experienced multiple high pressure fronts with both day and night time temperatures on many days being 10 to 20 degrees above normal. All of this has contributed to many plantings having quality and weight issues, especially on iceberg and romaine. Most companies are harvesting product on the early side to avoid additional issues if crops are left to grow to full maturity before harvesting. All of these factors are contributing to the current demand exceed situation on multiple commodities.

Currently, due to the continued above normal temperatures, many iceberg plantings are being harvested 7 full days before budgeted harvest date. This can create an even tighter supply situation down the road as the industry is harvesting product today that is scheduled for a week from now. At some point, one of two things will happen: supplies will get tighter if future plantings slide back to being on schedule, or the Salinas deal will finish up a week early and put additional pressure on the transition period of Salinas to Yuma. Also remember late plantings in southern Salinas Valley have quite a few plantings with stands only 70 percent of normal due to excessive heat at vulnerable growing stage plus the front end of Yuma had plantings in Yuma Valley impacted by a rare 4 to 6 inch rain event. Thankfully most of the front end product in Yuma is grown out East in Welton and Dome Valley which received little if any rain.

NO one can predict what demand will be, but the supply side has been significantly impacted and there is a strong possibility of tremendous market volatility on many commodities the remainder of the Salinas Valley season. There will be the inevitable swings in both supply, demand, and markets; but the supply side will have many days/weeks over the remaining 8 weeks or so of the Salinas season with both quality and yields being less than normal.

One other key issue will be what will the weather do the remainder of the Salinas Valley season? Will it cooperate and help the crops the remainder of this season or will it continue to be significantly different than normal and negatively impact crops in ground even greater than what we are currently experiencing? Stay tuned for what potentially could be a roller coaster ride the next couple of months

Timeline photos
08/11/2015

Timeline photos

Timeline photos
07/24/2015

Timeline photos

Iceberg harvesting machine going to work
04/20/2015

Iceberg harvesting machine going to work

04/01/2015

AIB audit yesterday { food safety }. Proud to announce a 960 out of a possible 1000. Great job team

01/06/2015

Report from Taylor Farms.

ICEBERG LETTUCE:
Light supplies are forecasted this week. Weather is expected to be a little warmer this week which could help increase supplies, size and weights. Weights are in the mid to high 30s. Some lots are showing tip burn and Epidermal Peel. Prices keep moving higher

CAULIFLOWER:
Will we have good supplies on cauliflower this week. We are projected to be above wants for the week and harvesting every day this week. Quality remains strong, with the majority of 12s and 16s available each day. 9ct is expected to be limited.

BROCCOLI:
Broccoli supplies are half of our needs. The freezing temperatures in the dessert have drastically slowed growth and product is just not available. We could see this trend continue through January as cold weather expected for the foreseeable future

ROMAINE:
Supplies will be well below budget this week and next. Quality is mediocre as we are starting to see blister and peel from the freeze. This week we expect 3-4 leaves of internal blister, but more to come next week. Each carton will be 36-37lbs while each head is 11-12" long.

GREEN, RED AND BUTTER LEAF:
Supplies will be well below budget this week and next on all three mix leaf items. The cold has really slowed growth and has resulted in 2-3 leaves of blister and peel internally. Green leaf will be 24-25lbs per case, red leaf 20-21lbs per case, and butter 15-16lbs per case. There are 3-4 wrapper leaves per head on the butter.

01/02/2015

Calif. temperatures stay above danger zone but freeze watch continues

California citrus growers dodged a bullet during the first night of freezing temperatures during the early-morning hours Dec. 31 in the San Joaquin Valley, but the freeze watch continues and the next two days will be critical.

"Our stations clearly indicate that very few locations dipped below 32 degrees for any period of time," California Citrus Mutual President Joel Nelsen said in a statement. "Throughout the night and early morning a few locations experienced short durations of cold temperatures requiring some form of frost protection."

Typically temperatures need to fall below 32 degrees for a period of at least four hours for damage to occur. Of course, the lower the temperature and the longer the duration the more damage occurs. Overnight temperatures did drop below freezing for short periods of time in several locations, but a cloud cover helped moderate the temperatures and kept the mercury in the high 20s in even the coldest citrus-growing areas.

A year ago, eight straight days of sub-freezing weather in early December caused significant damage and cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

In the San Joaquin Valley, more than 200,000 acres of citrus are farmed with the primary varieties being Navel and Mandarin oranges. Lemons and other varieties constitute approximately 15 percent of the valley's citrus crop. Mandarin and lemon varieties are the most vulnerable because of thinner skin.

Approximately 75 percent of the fall-winter citrus crop still remains on the trees. More than 16,000 wind machines are employed to protect the $1.6 billion citrus crop.

Snow capped mountains in Yuma Az.
01/02/2015

Snow capped mountains in Yuma Az.

12/31/2014

Happy New Years everyone. Have a safe and festive New Years Eve.

Up early and working away
12/18/2014

Up early and working away

Harvesting Romaine Hearts in Yuma Az. at sunrise
12/16/2014

Harvesting Romaine Hearts in Yuma Az. at sunrise

Celery field in Oxnard Ca. 12/12/14
12/15/2014

Celery field in Oxnard Ca. 12/12/14

Fog layer in El Centro Ca. fields this morning
12/12/2014

Fog layer in El Centro Ca. fields this morning

Made our annual donation to Three Square Food Bank this morning
12/10/2014

Made our annual donation to Three Square Food Bank this morning

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12/10/2014

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6265 S Valley View Blvd, Ste I
Las Vegas, NV
89118

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 4pm
Tuesday 6am - 4pm
Wednesday 6am - 4pm
Thursday 6am - 4pm
Friday 6am - 4pm

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(702) 791-1046

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