Asparagus – Alert
Hurricane did not help an already beleaguered commodity. Damage is being assessed in both Northern and Southern Baja.
Market mostly steady with fair to good supplies.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Market steady on green cabbage red cabbage market is a little stronger.
Moderate demand for 12s this week with other pack sizes being fairly light. Markets are steady, good supplies out of Salinas.
The market is steady to lower. Supply is good.
Cilantro market is stronger on shorter supplies. Parsley market mostly steady with good supplies and moderate demand.
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 on lettuce 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.
This market increased this week as the Pacific Northwest received heavy rainfall which is preventing harvest. It will take a few days for fields to dry out and get back to harvesting.
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
Green pepper supply lighter, quality is good, demand strong, and market steady, but expected to strengthen over the next ten days. Red and Yellow pepper are extremely short in the east and improving in the West.
All potatoes are new crop. Quality has been very good. The sizing has been lighter on large sizes, but this will improve over the next couple of weeks. Prices are decreasing.
East – Zucchini and Yellow squash supply extremely light, quality is hit and miss.
Demand is strong and the market is very high. West Good demand lighter supplies only fair quality. Looking at possible gaps as new fields break.
Round supply is stable both east and west. Roma market continues to improve as additional volume continues to become available. Grape and cherries remain in alert status due to low availability.