Jumbo and Extra-Large volume have improved. Light demand for asparagus has market fairly steady. Caborca volume will decline mid-April. Expected Easter pull will increase pricing somewhat.
Market active and trending up. Supplies are snug, and demand is steady.
Broccolini continues with extremely short supplies as cold weather is impacting the growth, and with more rain forecast this will be demand exceeds supplies for several more weeks.
Cabbage – Red & Green
Red and Green cabbage continues with good supplies. Market trending softer.
Market has been active, up and down. Yuma is warming up, which has brought on supply and pricing is softer momentarily.
Cilantro & Parsley
Steady market, Cilantro supply mixed. Most suppliers are meeting demand, but others are lower in supply and not meeting demand. Parsley market flat on fair demand and reporting good quality.
East Coast- Florida has started the spring crop. Good volume and excellent quality are being seen. Should have good volume going forward. West Coast showing light demand, market trending lower, increased volume with better quality.
East – Supplies good, quality good and market steady. Very good demand and we should see a small price increase through the week. West Coast showing steady supplies with slightly lower market, quality is good, and demand is steady.
Harvesting is a struggle and suppliers are not meeting demand with Salinas over saturated and Yuma volume limited.
Overall good supplies with very few supply disruptions. The market remains steady.
Supplies in Northwest are dwindling. We are on track to finish by month end. Market is steady and S. Texas has plenty of Mexican products crossing. Texas product of USA will slowly become available this week and ramp up into next.
East coast green supply much better. Market trending lower. Red and Yellow extremely short. West Coast reporting late start to Coachella due to cold and will have market on steady upward trend.
Demand is starting to strengthen, and prices are increasing. Packers have cut back production to 4 days per week to stretch the season in order to avoid a gap between old and new crops this summer.
The overall market remains stable out of Florida & Mexico on large round, grape, and roma varieties with adequate volume on normal demand. Look for pricing to remain stable through next week as volume continues to increase.