Market remains firm. Supplies continue to be tight from both Peru and Mexico, with subbing to alternate sizing a potential.
Good supplies with steady demand continue out of Mexico. Peru and Columbia continue to have product in the marketplace. California continues to wind down their season.
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Market is steady from previous weeks with good supply to meet all demand needs on broccoli. For cauliflower sizing is limited on 9ct and16ct but in better supply on 12ct.
Cabbage- Green & Red–Alert
Out of Mexico green and red cabbage remain limited in supply with active markets. Expect to see continued market volatility for rest of the month.
Improved conditions are being seen out of CA on jumbo carrots, as a result markets are adjusting. There is increased demand on baby sized and snack pack carrots as schools resume back from their summer breaks.
Cilantro & Parlsey–Alert
Stronger to active markets this week on all parsley and cilantro. Domestic supplies have been impacted by previous high heat in the growing regions. Limited supplies are being reported on cilantro and It Parsley.
Better supplies for this week on the East Coast. On the West Coast however markets are still active with limited supply available.
Out east, eggplant supply lighter due to farms quitting fields. Out west, volume will be down in Central California due to prune backs and bloom drop from previous heat, quality fair. Supplies out of Mexico limited, quality good.
Market continues to short with limited supplies for the 4-5 weeks.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Overall demand remains quiet. Markets are mostly steady on green, red and butter lettuces and on romaine and iceberg are unsettled. With romaine and iceberg there is a growing concern developing on the reduction of yields being seen by some growers do to increases disease pressure in the fields.
New Mexico is all finished. Suppliers are transitioning from New Mexico to Washington, supplies are still snug from Washington, whites from this area are nonexistent. California has supplies for about another week. Overall market on Yellows and Reds are adjusting with stronger markets and more limited supplies on white onions.
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert
Markets active on all types of fresh chili peppers as well as all red and gold bell peppers. Expect active markets for the next few weeks.
Supply situation continues to be dire. Demand is exceeding supplies in all regions. Low pack-outs and sheds finishing earlier than normal are all driving the market higher daily. This will continue until late Aug. Subbing sizes, prorates and loading delays expected. WA and Central Idaho started but volume is limited and heavy to 80-120
Round market is strengthening due to lack of availability both east and west. Increased rainfall out east has made it difficult for growers to access their fields to harvest. Roma, grape and cherry market are improving both east and west due to increased availability and reduced demand.