Cold weather in Mexico has this item in extremely short supply with predictions of at least 7 to 10 more days of cold. Mostly larger sizes affected. Expect possible sizing substitutions as shippers strive to fill demand.
Broccoli steady, but the cool weather could impact volume in the coming weeks and see the market trend up.
Broccoli/ Baby Broccoli – Alert
Baby broccoli – Broccolini continues with short supplies as cold weather is impacting the growth cycle. Demand is exceeding supplies.
Cabbage- Green & Red
Cooler weather has pushed the market up on both Red and Green.
Cold weather in growing region has affected growth and slowing production. The next couple of weeks will be mostly a demand exceeds supply situation.
Steady supplies and markets are starting to level out. Expecting supply, the next few weeks to meet demand.
Cilantro & Parsley
Cilantro supplies are light and not meeting demand. Parsley is in better shape and market is mostly steady.
East – Supplies are very light, quality good and market increasing. Less import cucumbers planted overall is keeping market high. Anticipating more volume early March. West – Lighter supplies are causing a market upswing, as with the east, relief not expected until mid-March.
East – Supplies light, demand strong, quality fair and market very strong. West – Demand exceeds supplies and market is ticking up.
East – Better supplies (seem to have finally caught up from weather), demand weaker, quality is good and market lower. Cooler temps in Mexico could push this market up. West – Cold is continuing to keep this item in short supply with market steady.
Some order delivery disruptions due to weather. Suppliers are recovering as quickly as they can. The market continues to remain steady.
East Coast – Green bell supply good, quality good, demand good, and market steady. Red and yellow pepper supply lighter, demand good, and market increasing. West – Most shippers reporting better supplies on green, color peppers remain limited.
Prices have stabilized. Demand is light which is typical for this time of year and will be thru February. Packers have cut production to pace the lighter storage volume thru the season.
Good supplies on both coasts with moderate to good demand on both green and yellow.
Round, grape, and cherry varieties remain stable with good availability out of MX. Roma market is escalating due to reduced availability out of Florida which is a result of cool weather the growing region is experiencing.