Market active as demand starts to pick up for Easter. Mexico production is steady and Peru arrivals continue to improve.
Mexico – Market is stronger with the industry harvest being lower each of the last 2 weeks. Currently, the market is heavy to small fruit, with a size curve seeing equal amounts of 70ct as 48ct. California- Harvest was interrupted last week due to rain but there is decent availability on 48ct’s.
Active markets are shorter supplies to be seen for the next 2 weeks.
Active markets on broccoli this week as the season winds down out of Arizona, and supplies are short out of Mexico. Expect unsettled market conditions over the next 2-3 weeks.
Carton packs of jumbo carrots out of California are limited at best. Carrot sticks have now been impacted as a result of the overall shortage of jumbos, with the sizing on carrot sticks for some being reduced from 4 to 2 inches for some suppliers.
Active market conditions remain. Expect to see unsettled market conditions for the next 2-3 weeks.
Celery Value Added–Alert
Value Added-Processed (sticks, diced) celery is under and demand exceed supply situation due to capacity constraints.
Florida spring crop has started. Supplies are limited as the harvesting schedule and labor as the harvesting schedule and labor are challenging. Some of the new crop is still too young, pushing off to harvest later. Anticipate supplies ramping up within a week. Mexico supplies extremely limited and very sporadic.
Florida cucumber supply very light, quality good and demand strong, pricing remains high and could go even higher due limited supplies out west. Mexico still in a gap with limited supply and no relief until late next week. Supplies expected to be short and market active through the holiday.
Supplies of CA Garlic continue to dwindle down. As a result, more product from Argentina to be seen in the coming weeks
Florida bean supply better, quality good, and market steady. Mexico supplies limited.
Iceberg, Leaf and Romaine
Markets on iceberg, romaine and romaine hearts are starting to adjust as demand has calmed and new growing regions have started. Market is expected to be unsettled still for the next 2-3 weeks, as the transition from AZ to CA continues.
Shortages and active market conditions continue to plague the mushroom industry. Pricing continues to be unsettled
Washington/ID winding down and transition South will be in the coming weeks. Holding to averages.
Mixed markets on red, green and yellow peppers when looking at the production off of the east and west coast. Expect unsettled market for the next 7-10 days. Chili Peppers remain active and short in supply.
Tomato market remains tight our east due to transition from S Florida to Central FL. Transition should be completed in the next 2-3 weeks which will improve availability.