Extreme shortage continues from both Peru and Mexico. While Peru volume is expected to stay minimal due to heat, Mexican volume is expected to improve the week of the 16th.
Market softer with lower demand. Consistent volume expected this week and next.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Supplies and quality good on both red & green. Market steady on both.
Market demand has slowed down after the holiday and market pricing has come off. Supplies should be adequate into next week as long as weather holds.
Market still firm but a bit softer as demand eases after the holiday pull. Oxnard is finishing and growers will move completely down to the desert region.
Cilantro and Parsley supplies and overall quality look good. Market mainly steady for both.
Green Beans – Alert
East – Bean supply remains very light, demand strong over the weekend, quality is good and the market extremely high.
West – Very limited supplies, no relief forecast for at least 10 more days. Pressure from East coast market demand adding additional pressure.
Lettuce & Romaine
Market mostly steady. Overall, plenty of volume available with good quality. Only concern is that some shippers reporting ice in Imperial Valley fields, which could delay harvesting. Romaine and heart market holding steady.
White onions remain in alert status. The overall market is steady on red and yellow after holiday demand.
Peppers Red & Yellow – Alert
East – Green bell supplies short, demand very good, and market higher. Red and Yellow Bells remain in extremely short supply.
West – Slightly higher volume on red and yellow but not enough to fill demand keeping pricing steady and high. Green pricing higher on strong demand.
Supplies are good and prices are steady on all sizes. Demand is slow post–Holiday. Quality is good.
East – Zucchini supplies very limited, demand is very good, and the market strong. Yellow squash quality is fair, the market stronger and very few good yellow squashes around.
West – Smaller sizing due to cooler temperatures, zucchini market is slightly lower, others about steady. Demand is moderate.
Round, roma, grape, & cherry markets remain on alert status due to low availability both east and west. We should see additional availability in 2–3 weeks with MX availability increases.