Supply improved this week as did fill rates, unfortunately this is not expected to hold. Jumbo and Extra large will continue to be limited. Market will be active.
Market is on a slow decline with adequate supplies to meet the current demand. Supplies are lighter and higher demand could get pressure pricing.
Market steady at the elevated levels as supplies continue to be tight with diminished yields due to quality issues and insect pressure at the field level.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Market coming off on both red and green cabbage as supplies begin to improve.
Market coming off from previous week as supplies begin to improve on lighter demand.
Cilantro & Parsley
Market remains firm as supplies are expected to be on the lighter side for a few weeks on both Cilantro and Parsley.
Heirlooms, medley and Campari tomatoes in various regions are in a very low production cycle and demand exceeds supplies.
Lettuce & Romaine
Supplies on lettuce have improved and the market is reacting down. Romaine market is fairly steady to down slightly.
The New Mexico market remains steady, and the California market came off a touch this week. Overall quality is very good from both growing areas.
Green bell both supply and quality are good with the market steady and more peppers coming on late next week. Red and Yellow pepper very short in particular yellow out on the west coast.
Markets remain steady after last week’s short pack schedule. Product was tight to start the week but will improve towards the end of the week on smaller sizes. Much needed heat is in the forecast this week to help the plant growth on the new 2023/2024 crop for next season.
East – Zucchini and yellow squash supplies steady; quality is good and market on both colors could fall a little towards the weekend, due to increased production. West showing good supplies, market trend is lower. Yellow quality is marginal, demand is good for all varieties.
Overall market availability is stable both east and west on all varieties, but quality varies greatly among shippers. Round Availability and quality should improve as TN, VA, & NC harvest increases. Markets should remain steady through next week.