Asparagus – Alert
Volatile market due to unprecedented cold and rain in growing region. Supplies well below traditional volume. Demand exceeds all sizes with shippers struggling to fill orders.
Broccoli/ Baby broccoli
Baby broccoli – Broccolini continues with extremely short supplies as cold weather is impacting the growth, demand exceeds supplies with most suppliers.
Broccoli steady, but the cold weather could impact volume in the coming weeks and see the market trend up.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Colder weather has impacted yield pushing the market up on both Red and Green.
The market is active as some shippers are light in supply. Product is available, but with the cold weather, markets could shift up quickly.
Steady supplies and markets are starting to level out. Expecting supply, the next few weeks to meet demand.
Cilantro & Parsley
Cilantro availability is up and down depending on growing region, keeping market a little active. Parsley holding a little steadier with supplies meeting demand.
East – Supplies are light from imports and very few out of Florida with limited production. Demand strong and pricing remains high. Quality good. West – Limited supply keeping market active.
East – Market rapidly increasing, as supplies are short east and west. Quality is hit and miss. Demand strong for Lenten season. West – High demand and market, cold temperatures all indicate upward trend.
East – Currently seeing better supplies, market active with slow demand, and quality good. West – Better supplies, less demand has market trending lower.
Barring any unforeseen weather disruptions, supplies will continue to keep pace with demand. The market continues to remain steady.
Slightly lower pricing in the NW due to sluggish movements. Quality remains very good aside from the normal translucency that is common for this time in the season.
East Coast – Green bell supplies better, quality good and market lower. Red and Yellow extremely short supply in the east. West – Green supplies should improve by weekend while red and yellow are lighter volume.
Market steady for green and up slightly for color varieties.
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.