Asparagus – Alert
Supplies from both Mexico and Peru are light. Regions that have been negatively affected by weather. Larger sizes remain light. Market is holding.
Market a bit active but growers are reporting good supplies and should be able to keep up to the stronger demand.
Brussels Sprouts – Alert
Poor yields continue impacting production and market is reacting higher, yields are better in some growing areas, but the overall supplies are struggling to keep up to the demand.
Cabbage – Red & Green
Market steady on both red and green cabbage.
Supplies are steady to a little lighter depending on grower. Market is active but nothing too extreme.
Market remains firm as supplies are lighter with cilantro. Parsley supply and quality look good over the next 2–3 weeks.
Celery supplies are much better, and market is reacting down. Growers are seeing more 24 size celery and starting to meet the demand.
Eggplant – Alert
West – Light supplies due to weather related damage resulting if fair quality. East – availability is tight, and pricing should continue to stay strong.
Lettuce and Romaine – Alert
Iceberg supplies very short, market active. Romaine and all leaf good quality, supplies good and market steady.
Markets are slightly soft due to excess inventory in the pipelines. California will be winding down this week and New Mexico next week.
Washington to be starting in earnest next week and Idaho the following week.
Peppers – Alert
Moderate supplies are expected to decrease into next week expected to trade higher. Quality fair on all. East – Green pepper supply lighter, good quality, and demand strong. Red and yellow extremely short in the east.
West – Extremely light supplies with high probability of prorates, primarily poblano’s. Other varieties affected but manageable to cover orders. East – with GA finished for the season, pricing is elevated overall. No major volumes yet.
Markets remain steady after last week’s short pack schedule. Product was tight to start the week but will improve towards the end of the week on smaller sizes. New crop continues to look on schedule.
West – Lighter demand with steady supply, only fair on yellow. East – Zucchini and Yellow squash supply light, demand good, quality good and moving well at current prices.
Supplies steady on all varieties. Markets look to hold steady.