Market is active. Peru is dealing with cooler weather and some port delays. Central MX is hot and dry, with Baja winding down affecting supply.
Cabbage – Green & Red – Alert
Out of Mexico and CA, green and red cabbage continue in limited in supply with active markets. Expect to see continued market volatility for the next 6 weeks.
Cilantro and IT Parsley – Alert
Stronger to active markets this week on all parsley and cilantro. Domestic supplies have been impacted by previous high heat in the growing regions. Limited supplies are being reported on cilantro and It Parsley.
Growing regions for corn are shifting to the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and northeast. Supplies remain very tight. Colorado has started and supplies out of California have been sporadic.
Eggplant – Alert
For the east coast, the supplies have improved on eggplant, however, out west, there are limited supplies with active markets due to less supply available and fewer plantings made for this season.
Fingerling Potatoes– Alert
Market continues to short with limited supplies for the 4-5 weeks.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Markets are steady this week with quiet Steady markets on romaine, green and red leaf. On iceberg is more active this week. Many suppliers seeing issues with INSV again. Supplies industry wide are lighter.
Supplies in New Mexico and California continue to down trend. Wet weather in New Mexico has led to harvest delays and some crops are being left in the field. New Crop in WA should start about the second week of August with Idaho/Oregon the following week
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert
Markets active on all types of fresh chili peppers as well as all red and gold bell peppers. Expect active markets for the next few weeks.
The industry is facing shortages due to suppliers having reduced volume caused by the previous heat events that took place last June. The storage crop is currently coming to an end with significantly less volume that is needed to meet all demand.
Relief is not expected until mid- August when out the new crop out of Washington starts with Idaho to follow. Supply situation continues to be dire, and market continues to climb. Demand is exceeding supplies in all regions.
Active markets continue on both cherries, grapes, and romas. Round market remains stable both east and west.