Cold front in Mexico over the weekend hampered growth but is forecast to rebound later in the week. Light east coast demand, west steady and this market is trending lower.
Market mostly steady with fair to good volume and moderate demand.
Broccolini volume is improving as rain has stopped and allowing for regular harvesting.
Cabbage- Red & Green
Green market is steady to lower with good supplies. Red market remains elevated but has come off a bit on shorter supplies.
Market up as excess supplies have been cleaned up and cooler weather delaying harvesting new fields.
Market continues to soften as Oxnard/ Santa Maria begin to dry out and the desert regions come online with more volume.
Cilantro & Parsley
Parsley market remains firm with tight supply and not meeting demand. Cilantro market is mostly steady.
Both field and Hot House Long English cucumbers remain very light in supplies as colder weather hampers production. The supply situation is expected to improve the next 7 – 14 days for Long English cucumbers.
Steady demand market trending lower for 18s, 24s about steady.
East – Supplies limited. Quality is good and demand has remained strong. Market holding steady at current high prices.
West -Very limited supplies, cold weather will hold back production until later next week. Market forecast to hold for next three weeks at the elevated levels.
Supplies are getting back on track with few prorates currently being seen. The market remains steady.
Super Colossal Yellows and Colossal Yellows continue to be tight. Plenty of other supplies available. Quality is still very good in the Northwest.
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 in both East/West and higher markets expected.
Prices are edging down slightly from the extreme highs we have seen. 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.
Squash – Alert
East – Zucchini market has fallen but expected to rebound a little next week. Yellow market trending higher. West – Zucchini market steady with good volume. Yellow may strengthen with colder weather.
Tomatoes – Alert
Round markets are escalating due to cold weather in Florida combined with Mexico’s delayed start to the season. Roma availability continues to improve with readily increasing volume. Grape and cherry markets remain stable and unchanged.