Market higher and volume continues to not meet demand. Organic Arugula is short, but harvesting has begun, and growers are starting catch up to the demand.
Local regions have started, Peru remains 30 to 40 percent lower than historical averages with only fair quality. Market steady to lower.
Broccoli supplies looks to be improving for most growers over the next 1-2 weeks, market is softer but still elevated at higher levels.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Market steady on both green and red, Salinas season expected to start in May.
Cauliflower – Alert
Market remains elevated on light supplies and few growers gapping. Mexico was hit with hail, damage was significant.
Cilantro & Parlsey
Cilantro supplies are tight, but suppliers are keeping up to demand. Curly parsley is snug but has better availability than Italian (Flat) parsley.
Green and Red leaf, Boston lettuce – Alert
Market higher on both red and green leaf as some growers are not keeping up with the demand.
Critically short as several growers are gapping this week , volume should start to pick up the first week of May as more volume comes on in Salinas.
Overall good supplies with very few supply disruptions. The market remains steady.
This market continues to be active as more growing areas are finishing up. Rain in South Texas continues to keep supplies limited. Southern California is now beginning to ship new crop onions.
East Coast – Supply is improving on greens and market lower, Red and Yellow volume better, but market is slow to come down. West- New region to start next week will help the limited supplies of #1 grade. Plenty of choice available. Reds and Yellows later start, remain limited.
Suppliers are doing everything they can to stretch the storage crop out to avoid a gap between the new crop, which is very probable with the late winter they are having. Large sizes are very limited with best availability on the smaller end of the range. Market is trending higher.
Market higher on both as the Mexico region winds down and Salinas is behind in ramping up due to past weather events. Demand is expected to exceed supplies into mid May.
Out east, we will see escalating markets on rounds (specifically XL\L sized fruit) & Roma’s due to increased rainfall out East. Grape and cherry markets remain stable. Out west, Mexican round, grape, and cherry markets are stable, but roma markets remain firm.