Market is active. Peru is dealing with cooler weather that is hampering harvest and some port delays. Central MX is hot and dry with minimal rain. Demand expected to exceed supplies for several weeks.
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 and CA, green and red cabbage remain with limited in supplies with active markets. Expect to see continued market volatility for the next 6 weeks out of MX. Better supplies reported out of CA for this week.
Cilantro & Parsley – Alert
Supplies have been impacted by previous high heat in the growing regions. Limited supplies are being reported on cilantro and it Parsley.
Growing regions for corn are shifting to the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and northeast. Supplies remain very tight. Colorado has started and supplies out of Carolina have been sporadic.
Fingerling Potatoes– Alert
Market continues to short with limited supplies for the 4-5 weeks.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Steady markets on romaine, green and red leaf. On iceberg it remains unsettled as many suppliers seeing issues with INSV again. Supplies industry wide are lighter.
Yellow onion markets are steady. Super and Colossal sized onions are in short supply and will remain so for at least the next 2-3 weeks in all shipping geographies. The red onion market is steady, as late crop supply’s increase from CA and NM. White Onions are in extremely short supply, with that said, markets have stabilized at current levels.
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.
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.
Markets have stabilized with no change vs the previous week on round, Roma, grape, & cherries.