Market is more active this week as domestic areas wind down and Mexico begins to transition from Baja over to Central MX. Peru is dealing with cooler weather, which has limited arrivals.
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Steady markets on both with good supplies out the California growing regions. Mexico still challenged.
Market is adjusting as better supplies are now available and production is ramping up in CA. Some quality issues are being reported however, with the sprouts showing seeder as well as puffiness, which is causing the sprout to feel less firm and a bit soft. Issues will last through end of July.
Cabbage – Red –Alert
Limited supplies on red cabbage available on the west coast. Supplies on green are steady to meet
Supplies are finally improving on carrots. Shredded and rainbow carrots are back in production for the most part and full-size carrot sticks have resumed being shipped in some packs. Carton jumbo carrots still remain not available but look to try to return in the next 2-3 weeks.
Market continues to adjust as more production has started out of the Salinas Valley. Markets look to stabilize over the next 2 weeks.
California volume very light this week, should see better supplies by late next week.
East Coast Update- Bean supply better, demand lighter, quality fair to good with some isolated quality issues being reported. West coast update – California supplies light but expected to pick up next week in the Central Valley and Baja.
Supplies very tight and demand exceeds on Red Peppers, TOV and Campari tomatoes.
Leaf, Iceberg, Romaine
Same as the last week, with mostly steady markets with less demand on all leaf lettuces. Increased market activity for some being seen on romaine, romaine hearts and iceberg lettuce.
Butter/Boston lettuce remain this week with limited supplies due to overall less plantings that were done for the spring and summer months.
Peppers – Bell
East Coast – Green bell supply good, quality good and demand lighter. Market a little lower. Red and Yellow bells remain in short supply. West Coast – All colors will remain short this week. 10 more days until Southeastern volume picks up.
Green bells in California short from all shippers, but Bakersfield production getting under way, should be in decent supply by end of this week. Yellow bells should mirror reds.