Supplies have fallen due to transitional growing areas and cooler weather. Eastern market has not reacted, while the West is higher. Some shippers needing to sub jumbo to extra–large to fill orders.
Market softer with lower demand. Consistent volume expected this week and next.
Demand exceeds supplies, for next couple of weeks. Sweet baby broccoli may be an option to sub as it is a very similar variety.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Supplies and quality good on both red and green. Market mostly steady on both.
Volume for the next two weeks is expected to be lighter. Markets a little active this week but appear to be leveling out.
Harvest continues from multiple regions, but supplies are tighter and subbing to alternate sizing may happen with some growers.
Cilantro and Parsley supplies and overall quality look good. Market is holding mostly steady for both.
Eastern Bean supplies very light, quality is good, demand good, and market very high. The West has moderate supply, with no real increase keeping market and demand high. No changes expected next week. Expecting another spike as we get closer to Christmas.
Lettuce & Romaine
Lettuce market a little softer with good supplies from the growing regions. Good volume and quality this week on Romaine and market holding steady. Hearts, market is also fairly steady and fair to good quality.
Short production for the holiday last week coupled with heavy export demand is putting pressure on the onion market. We are seeing snug supplies this week with a trend up in pricing.
Peppers Red & Yellow – Alert
West – All colors are active due to transition. Hot House shortage is affecting this category. Mexico is starting but not expected to fill the pipeline until late December.
East – Alert Red & Yellow – Florida green new crop quality is very nice, but market remains active.
Supplies are very good on 80ct and smaller sizes with limited availability on the larger sizes. This is due to sheds running smaller sized lots for the retail holiday demand.
Snap & Snow Peas
Market active on both snap and snow as supplies are limited. There is a potential gap this week on snap peas with freezing temperatures in Salinas.
West – Supply has decreased due to cool weather in growing regions. Market has steadied due to increased pricing, should see better volume late next week.
East – Split market as shippers clearing old crop, new fields showing good quality at higher fob.
Round, Roma, and Grape markets are on alert due to rain and wind damaged crops in Florida, which has made availability extremely limited. Markets are expected to stay elevated until mid–January when Mexico availability increases.