Market softer on smaller sizes, mostly steady on XL and jumbo, as those two are shorter in supply. Peru imports expected to come back online late next week into Miami.
The market is being supplied by Mexico then California, there is a very limited number of Colombian avocados coming in. The supply of avocados will be good, and prices will be a bit weaker as the market looks to find a balance between the supply and demand. 60’s are the dominate size followed by 48’s and then 70’s then 84’s then the jumbo sizes.
Broccoli & Baby Broccoli
Supplies are plentiful on commodity and value-added broccoli. Baby broccolini and broccolini remain short for some suppliers
Carrot suppliers remain at max capacity on their snack pack carrots. Jumbo carrot supply out of California is limited at best. Carton jumbo carrots are now unavailable till Mid May. Carrot sticks have now been impacted as a result of the overall shortage of jumbos, with the sizing on carrot sticks for some being reduced from 4 to 2 inches.
Active market conditions remain. Expect to see unsettled market conditions for the next 7-10 days. Quality is fair with occasional discoloration, and bruising being reported.
Value Added-Processed (sticks, diced) celery is under and demand exceed supply situation.
Commodity celery out of CA, and AZ is more active this week as well due to overall lighter supplies.
Active celery conditions expected through the end of March.
Import supply very light, Florida supply just starting and very light, quality is good. Mexico supplies very light due to gap in production with strong demand, expect limited volume. Market strong.
Supplies of CA Garlic continue to dwindle down. As a result, more product from Argentina to be seen in the coming weeks.
Florida bean supply decreasing, demand remains strong, market is increasing. Mexico in short supply as northern supplies are limited until the end of the month.
Iceberg, Leaf and Romaine
Very active and strong markets on iceberg, romaine, and butter lettuces for this week. Iceberg market continues to be active with limiting supplies being reported. Romaine markets also remain active with limited supply for both romaine liner, romaine hearts and chopped romaine.
West Coast Commodity Transition
The annual move from the desert growing regions to the CA Central Coast growing regions is on the horizon. Look for more updates over the next 4-6 weeks.
Shortages and active market conditions continue to plague the mushroom industry. All varieties are impacted. Conditions are not expected to change for the foreseeable future.
Northwest supplies continue to dwindle as growers wrap up for the season. Crossings from Mexico have been sporadic day to day, but Texas crop expected to start the week of Mar 28, which should help filling the void.
Peppers, red and yellow –Alert
Green, red and yellow bell peppers are limited and short in supply on both coasts. Chili peppers remain short in supply as well.
Active markets on both yellow squash and zucchini on both coasts.