Market steady to softer on good supplies and moderate demand.
Out of Mexico markets are steady to stronger, with reduced harvest from Michoacan as the season winds down to its closing weeks. Size curve has been producing less 60ct and 70ct, with more 48ct sizes being seen.
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Markets are mostly steady for this week, with good supplies available.
Active markets on both commodity and value-added Brussels sprouts remain as supply out of Mexico remains low and full production on the Central Coast of CA is not in full production. Jumbo sprouts are very limited to not available for most suppliers this week.
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.
Cabbage – Bok Choy, Napa, & Red
Napa and Bok Choy – Markets continues to be active with less overall supplies available. For both green and red cabbage, there is very limited supplies on the west coast with active markets.
Market is slowly seeing better signs of supply as some light production has started out of the Salinas Valley. Markets look to stabilized over the next 2 weeks.
Market continues to short with limited suppliers for the next two months.
Georgia supplies lighter, demand steady, market stronger and quality has been good out of South Georgia. Market Increasing. California supplies remain light but steady out of the desert with Central California a couple weeks out.
Supplies very tight and demand exceeds on HH Peppers, prorates expected on Orange. Campari tomatoes demand exceeds suppliers.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Mostly steady markets being seen this week with good demand on all leaf lettuces, romaine, romaine hearts and iceberg lettuce. Stronger markets on butter lettuces.
The market mostly steady with good demand. Texas is finished up for the season. Southern California Imperial Valley is wrapping up and transitioning to Central California. New Mexico starting up.
Italian parsley is being challenged with quality issues causing lighter supplies and stronger markets. Heavy seeder is being seen for some suppliers.
Peppers – Bell
Red and yellow peppers on both coasts remain in short supply with active markets. Green bells on the west coast are short in supply with relief expected out west over the next 2-3 weeks.
Markets continue to be active due to a lack of availability in both the East and West on all varieties. In the East, transition to Quincy FL is still two weeks out. In the West, CA availability remains light out of Indio and Baja is still a couple of weeks out from being ready for harvest.