Asparagus – Alert
Market remains firm. Supplies continue to be tight from both Peru and Mexico, but demand is light to moderate. Prorates are a potential in the coming weeks.
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Market is steady from previous weeks with good supply to meet all demand needs.
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.
Cilantro & Parsley – Alert
Active markets with limited available supplies on cilantro. Domestic supplies have been impacted by previous high heat in the growing regions.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Eggplant supply lighter, quality good, demand good, and market could increase.
West – Lighter supplies next week, anticipate volume to slightly increase 2 weeks from today.
California eggplant quality fair, Mexican eggplant better movement and quality.
Fingerling Potatoes – Alert
Market continues to short with limited supplies for the 4-5 weeks.
Green Onions – Alert
Market is very active and becoming more limited in supply because of hot weather conditions in the growing regions. The impact of the weather has reduced the weight and yields of available product to harvest.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
The markets on iceberg, romaine, romaine hearts, are moving quickly into a demand exceeds supply situation. Weather conditions coupled with inconsistent demand patterns are driving the markets upward. Limited supplies and volatile market conditions are expected for the next 2-4 weeks.
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert
Markets active on red and gold bell peppers. Expect active markets for the next few weeks.
The industry is facing shortages due to suppliers having reduced volume caused by the previous heat events that took place last June. The storage crop is currently coming to an end with significantly less volume that is needed to meet all demand.
Relief is not expected until mid- August when out the new crop out of Washington starts with Idaho to follow. Supply situation continues to be dire, and market continues to climb. Demand is exceeding supplies in all regions.
Squash – Alert
East Coast – Squash has become extremely tight this week. Markets are increasing strongly. Small gap in production will keep the market fairly strong for at least a week.
West Coast – Zucchini and yellow squash from central coast CA will be light. Fresno area coming back into production. Baja, Ca volume hard to tell as wet weather has passed through.
Round market supply is limited and on alert status due to high temps out west combined with rainfall and high temps out east.. Round market could remain in alert status for the next 2-3 weeks until supply improves.