Market is adjusting as Peruvian product continues to arrive regularly and in good condition. Central MX is packing in a limited way and will ramp up in coming weeks. Domestic product is in full swing in Michigan and Washington.
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 or not available for most suppliers this week.
No change from the previous weeks. Shredded carrots, rainbow shredded carrots and 2 in 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–Alert
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 stabilize over the next 2 weeks.
Georgia is in full bean production, supply is strong, quality is good, and demand is fair. Mexico is done. California green beans are limited and supply is very short this week. Fresno, Ca will start up production in June.
Iceberg, Leaf, 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 on CA onions is steady with good demand. Quality is good. The Imperial Valley will finish up over the next two weeks and will transition Central California. Texas has good demand with the market being steady, and some shippers finishing up. New Mexico will start the next couple of weeks.
Italian parsley is being challenged with quality issues causing lighter supplies and stronger markets. Heavy seeder is being seen for some suppliers.
Peppers – Bell
On the east coast, and west coast, pepper markets on all colors remain active and unsettled as new growing regions are ending and looking to start up.
Markets continue to strengthen due to a lack of availability both east and west on all varieties. Out east, Ruskin/ Palmetto is finished for the season and the transition to Quincy FL is still two weeks out. Out west, the transition to Baja is still a couple of weeks out, and California is very limited with availability out of Indio. Supply will continue to be limited until transitions in the east and west are completed in the coming weeks.