Market has remained steady as supply is meeting demand. Quality is good. White asparagus is limited.
Extremely light supplies. Expecting lighter numbers through the duration of this month and well into June before we see improved production.
Market is starting to settle on both broccoli and baby broccoli as the weather gets back to historical norms.
Cabbage – Red & Green
The market is active with some quality issues reported as Oxnard ramps up.
Cauliflower – Alert
Markets coming down, however it’s a mixed bag with growers, some have limited supplies and some with extra volume. Expecting this to yo-yo through June.
The market started to rise quickly with supplies increasingly tight, as Oxnard production is dwindling. Expect supplies to improve in a couple of weeks.
Cilantro & Parsley
Cilantro supplies and quality are good, no issues expect this week or next. Parsley for Curly remains snug but seems to be meeting demand, flat is short and having trouble meeting demand.
West Coast remains limited with the change in regions. It is expected to be roughly two weeks until we could see improved supply. East coast supplies a little better, market declining, expect better availability next week as more growers start up in Georgia.
Green and Red leaf, Boston lettuce – Alert
Green and red leaf supplies have improved, and the market is reacting down with better volume.
Overall good supplies with very few supply disruptions. The market remains steady.
This market is showing some strength as excessive rain in South Texas has stopped product from that area. We are now transitioning into Southern California and Southern New Mexico. Demand is currently outpacing these two newer growing regions.
West coast green bell pepper harvest is fully underway with good yields and good quality. Colored bells later start but Mexican supplies are steady, market is steady for now. East – Green bells supply light, quality good market high on retail sizes and a little lower on off grades. Red and yellow bells are short in Florida.
Supplies are very light at 40-50 ct and moderate at 60 – 70 ct. 80’s and smaller are seeing better volume. Quality remains good with steady pricing.
Market remains firm on moderate supplies on both snap and snow. Quality reported as good to very good.
Markets are escalating on all varieties both east and west. Out east, we are seeing a reduction in overall supply due to the heat out of Florida. Out west, availability out of Mexico is reduced due to the growing region winding down.