Market mostly steady with good supplies and moderate demand. Quality reported as good to very good.
Out of Mexico, volume is showing a decline in volume as we near the end of the season with small sizes becoming less of the manifest. Out of California, production is declining in volume as a result of the heavy volume harvested early in the season with limited volume on large sizes being available.
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Markets out of Mexico are challenged with broccoli supply, but good supplies available out of California. Cauliflower is showing some increased market activity for this week some suppliers reporting a reduction in yields.
Brussel Sprouts –Alert
Active markets remain on both commodity and value-added brussels sprouts as the supply out of Mexico stays low and the Central Coast of CA is not in full production. Expect market conditions to continue for an additional 2 weeks. Quality issues are of concern as well.
Cabbage – Bok Choy, Napa, & Red –Alert
Cabbage- Napa and Bok Choy – Markets remain active with less overall supplies available. Expect active markets for the next 2-3 weeks. On red cabbage, there is very limited supplies with active markets on the west coast.
No change from the previous weeks. Shredded carrots, rainbow shredded carrots and 2 inch peeled carrots are now short in supply in addition to shortages on snack pack and jumbo carrots out of California. Carrot sticks for some also remain a challenge with the main carrot processor only packing a 2-inch stick, instead of a 4-inch stick.
Market continues to see better signs of supply as production has started out of the Salinas Valley. Markets look to stabilize over the next 2 weeks.
The market mostly steady with good demand. Texas is finished for the season. Southern California Imperial Valley is wrapping up and transitioning to Central California. New Mexico is starting up.
Market continues to be short with limited suppliers for the next two months.
Supplies out of the east coast are fair, most of Georgia is in a planting gap early this week. Production starting in the Carolinas and Virginia. Out of California supplies remain light but are expected to pick up next week in the central valley and Baja. For the west, they are supplementing with beans from the east coast.
Supplies are very tight and demand exceeds supply on TOV and Campari tomatoes.
Iceberg, Leaf, and Romaine
Mostly steady markets are being seen again this week with less demand on all leaf lettuces. Increased market activity for some being seen on romaine, romaine hearts, and iceberg lettuce. Butter/Boston lettuce supplies remain limited this week due to overall fewer plantings that were done for the spring/summer months.
Peppers – Bell
East Coast – Green bell pepper supply is good with good quality and lighter demand. Market is a little lower. Red and Yellow bell peppers remain in short supply. West Coast – All colors of bell peppers remain short this week. 10 more days until Southeastern volume picks up.
Green bell peppers in California are in short supply from all shippers, but Bakersfield production getting underway, and there should be a decent supply by end of this week. Yellow bell peppers should mirror red bell peppers.