Arugula – Alert
Market higher as volume is on the decline from insect pressure and excessive yellowing at the field level forcing growers to walk past fields and not harvest at all. Organic Arugula is critically short.
Market is on the rise both east and west as Mexican regions start to shift, and Peru’s production has not ramped up due to high heat.
Market active, as supplies are expecting to be very tight the next 2-3 weeks with demand exceeding supply.
Broccolini continues with extremely short supplies and warmer weather is needed to give product a kick start.
Cabbage – Red & Green
Market steady on both green and red, Salinas season expected to start in May.
Market jumped up quick on extremely light volume and demand currently exceeds supplies.
Cilantro & Parsley
Cilantro market has decreased with good supplies in Yuma and Mexico. Parsley good supply, demand is moderate. Some light seeder and yellowing reported.
Market is steady Coachella wrapping up but good volume in Oxnard reported.
Market high and extremely active as growers are struggling to meet demand, expect the next 3-4 weeks to be the most challenging with some suppliers in better shape and some gapping due to previous weather events.
Suppliers are not meeting demand with Salinas crops delayed from the rain and Yuma volume winding down for the season.
Overall good supplies with very few supply disruptions. The market remains steady.
Rain in Texas and Mexico continues inhibiting harvest operations. Due to this situation, orders are being pushed back to the Pacific Northwest and will have limited supplies from this region. Colossal Yellow and Whites will be potentially gap.
Peppers – Alert
Overall good supplies with very few supply disruptions. The market remains steady. East coast green supply is lighter Market looks to trend higher. Red and Yellow extremely short. West Coast – market is higher as Green supplies are lighter and expected to become very short.
Market firming up as supplies are light. Packers have been limiting production to stretch the storage crop out until new crop starts. Late snow and cold weather are delaying new crop planting which has growers concerned about a likely gap between the two.
Round, grape, & cherry availability out of FL and MX is steady with good quality reported both east and west. Roma market is tightening due to lighter than normal availability out of Mexico due to the reduced holiday production.