Asparagus – Alert
Larger sizing, especially Jumbo and Extra–large, extremely limited. Historical transitions are in progress, but not enough volume is forthcoming to ease shortage.
The market is steady to higher on decent supplies. If demand increases from the East, we could see this market get active.
Market remains high as supplies continue to be tight due to quality issues at the field level. Expectations are we should start to see this improve is a couple of weeks.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Market steady on both red and green cabbage.
Good supplies. Sizing has improved and quality is good. Markets are steady and demand is light.
Good supplies on Cilantro, however stronger demand could tighten up the market. Parsley – good supplies expected the next couple of weeks, market steady.
Eggplant – Alert
West – Very limited supplies, quality only fair, pricing expected to increase as steady demand continues. East – Supplies good.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Market remains active on lettuce but coming off a bit supplies look better this week and into next. Still some lighter weights reported but overall quality is good. Romaine supplies are good, and quality fair to good, market mostly steady.
Great supplies coming from all four growing areas. The overall market on yellows primarily came off a touch this week.
Peppers – Chillies
West – Baja storm and short California supplies coupled with strong demand have high markets holding steady. East – Supplies are light, demand very good and all markets are stronger.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
West – Several growing regions in production are meeting demand. The color market is high and expected to hold. Quality is good. East – Green pepper supply good, quality good, and the market is steady. Red and Yellow bells are nonexistent in the east and supplies are extremely short.
All suppliers will be in new crop next week. The market is forecasted to decline over the next few weeks as volume increases. The quality and size look to be good.
West – Supplies expected to tighten as coastal production is lighter. Good quality is a struggle, market trending higher. East – Zucchini and Yellow squash supplies are good, and the market is stable.
Round and roma markets continue to improve both east and west with respect to availability and quality. Grape and cherry markets are rapidly escalating due to low availability both east and west.