Asparagus – Alert
Supplies are beginning to become tight, especially in the West. Demand will likely exceed supplies through late January. Market conditions will be active and firmer.
Market steady to stronger as supplies continue to struggle on broccoli. Baby broccoli is in a demand exceeds supplies with some suppliers.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Market is still firm on Red with Green softer, supplies continue to struggle for both. Market could become active demand starts to show any strength.
Market firm and supplies are tight. Cooler temperatures and rain in Yuma will affect harvest and keep this market active.
Celery – Alert
Market remains very firm as lower than average yields are affecting production. Expecting tighter supplies for the next 2-3 weeks.
Parsley market is higher as supply is short. Cilantro market is mostly steady, but supplies are snug.
East – Cucumber supply good, demand a little weaker, and market is trending lower. Cold weather is expected and will drive the market higher. West – Market has slightly decreased, demand is steady.
East – supply lighter but steady due to cooler temps, quality good and market steady. Strong demand could increase market. West – Light supplies and steady demand have caused slightly higher prices.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Improved supplies on Green/Red leaf and Romaine. Market has softened some and continues to do so yet with the slow increases in volume pricing expected to move down slowly as well. Lettuce remains firm at higher levels as yields continue to be below average.
Supplies continue to improve, and the market remains steady.
Market is mostly steady on all colors. Supplies are steady and keeping pace with demand.
Peppers – Alert
Green bell supplies very light with cold weather in the East putting pressure on the West. Red and Yellow bells are extremely short supply and higher markets expected through December.
Supplies are good on carton russets currently due to heavy retail packing and light foodservice demand.
Volume is very limited on 40 70 ct.
East – Florida squash supply lighter on both Green and Yellow squash quality is hit or miss. West Coast – Good supplies currently available on both Green and Yellow, the market is trending down.
Tomatoes – Alert
Round and Roma tomatoes continue to improve with increased availability. Grape and cherry markets higher due to low availability. Markets will continue to improve through the month of January.