Market remains active with the East seeing better supplies. Mexico more active market and leaning to smaller sizes. Shipping larger Peruvian sizes to the West may be needed for some growers.
Market remains firm on ok supplies. Production expected to tighten up and could pressure the market higher.
Cabbage – Red & Green
Market steady, however some growers are getting into lighter weight product due to recent weather issues.
Market steady and remains firm. Cold weather continues to impede the growth keeping production numbers down.
Market firm. Oxnard fields are yielding much lower than expected. Mexico is starting in 2-3 weeks to help the short in Oxnard, but supplies expected to be tight the next 6-8 weeks.
Market active, cold weather has affected yields and supplies have become a bit tighter.
East – Cucumber supply lighter, with demand strong. Market expected to increase. West – Moderate production this week with cooler temps, no significant volume until late next week. Market stronger.
East – Eggplant supply steady, with moderate demand. Market remains mostly steady.
West – Heavy supplies and light demand, this market at the bottom and can only go up at this time.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Lettuce holding at current high levels. Leaf supplies improving but market remains high. Romaine showing signs of coming down.
Supplies continue to improve, and the market remains steady.
Market is mostly steady. Supplies are steady and keeping pace with demand.
Peppers – Alert
Green bell supplies improving, market firm. Red and Yellow bells are extremely short supply and higher markets.
Supplies are light this season. Packers are already limiting packing times to stretch the season out to the end.
Volume is very limited on 40 70 ct.
The market continues to be in an extreme demand exceeds supplies on Spring Mix and Spinach. Arugula extremely short with some growers completely out for several days.
East – Zucchini supply better, but mostly on fancy. Mediums sell out each day, Market a little lower but seems to be firming back up. Yellow squash supply is light as demand exceeds supply. West – Zucchini squash prices are steady, with moderate demand. Yellow squash- Availability is increasing, and demand has slowed down causing market to adjust downward a bit.
Tomatoes – Alert
Markets are active, with rounds higher. Roma, Cherry and Grapes the market looks like it is stabilizing, but remains high.
Flexibility in specification, varieties, and sizing is the best way to mitigate the impacts of this supply challenge.