Supplies out of Mexico will be steady this week along with demand. Markets are adjusting post-holiday. Out of Peru, very similar to what the markets are doing out of Mexico. Domestic production has finished.
MX – Harvest has started to improve, as more Loca crop is now being released. The size curve on the summer crop is heavy to 48’s and 60’s, with very few #2’s. CA – Harvest is at peak production on Hass, with Lambs also starting up this week. The size curve is peaking on 48 and 60ct, with only 7% of fruit grading into the #2 category. Peru – Arrivals into the US are increasing with good supplies of water.
Supplies continue to be limited as quality issues persist. Sprouts are showing seeder as well as puffiness, which is causing the sprout to feel less firm and a bit soft. Lighter volumes are expected to be seen through mid-July.
Broccoli – Alert
Active market conditions have returned on broccoli on the west coast. Expect to see a decrease in overall availability for the next 7-10 days. Quality is mostly fair to good with some irregular growth branchiness.
Cabbage – Red – Alert
Limited supplies continue with active markets on green and red cabbage this week out of Mexico and CA.
East – Georgia supplies are finishing this week and other areas such as Carolinas and Virginia will start to have supplies of eastern corn. The market is still very active coming off a large holiday. Supplies are light, quality is challenging. West -Yellow and white corn very limited.
East – Cucumber supply remains light. Demand has been strong. West – Very limited supplies with active markets.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Supply much lighter, demand good, with active markets. West – More product from Mexico is now becoming available, expect to seen market adjustments in the next 7-10 days.
Active market continues for west coast production on green beans. Supplies continue to be behind schedule.
Iceberg, Leaf and Romaine
Following the holiday weekend demand has softened, with markets still unsettled. Some suppliers continue to report reductions in yields on iceberg and lettuce.
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert
Markets are active on all types of fresh chili peppers as well as all bell peppers, green, gold, and red. Expect active markets for the next few weeks.
Supplies are very limited on potatoes due to a light crop last season. We will not see improved supplies until the new crop starts at the end of August.