Market unsettled. Mexico continues to be short. Peru is mostly steady with supplies, but Hurricane Nicole will put a halt to operations at the port for few days at least causing potential shorts in the East.
Supplies remain short and market is still firm and could climb with the recent weather issues.
Red cabbage up again slightly, green cabbage mostly holding steady with good supplies on both.
Cauliflower – Alert
Supplies drastically short, continued cold weather will keep more product from coming on, market extremely high.
Market mostly steady on good supplies.
Cucumbers – Alert
East – Cucumber supply better. West – Strong demand and very limited supplies, Mexico to start soon and expected to provide some relief.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Eggplant in better supply, quality good, and demand is lighter. Market declining due to pressure from out west and Mexico supplies increasing. West – Supplies improving as production has started out of the Coachella Valley and Mexico.
Green Beans – Alert
East – Bean supply remains short. Anticipate this shortage to continue with tropical storm/hurricane to hit Florida and eastern coastline. West – Beans are very short in supply. Weather concerns on both sides of the country currently.
Supply very short in California, driving pricing higher, supplies in other growing regions fair to good in . Could see some short-term supply issues for several weeks in the West.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
All leaf items impacted from the recent rain that made an extremely short situation even worse as most suppliers did not harvest for several days.
Supply expected to remain unsettled through Thanksgiving, demand continues to outpace the improving supplies.
Market is mostly steady. Larger Yellow onion sizes continue to be somewhat scarce. Reds and Whites continue to show good supplies.
Sheds running at a slower pace than normal, but we expect to see a push to ramp up for retail packs the next few weeks. Market remains active and firm.
Weather has made it difficult to harvest making supplies on these tender leaf items very short. Expect shortages until we fully transition South to the desert in a few weeks.
East Coast – Market up on yellow squash. Zucchini remains stable, but western market getting tighter making supplies on the east coast tighten up. West Coast – Zucchini squash is available throughout, but expect the market to trend up, yellow squash prices have increased.
Tomatoes – Alert
Markets are active, with rounds higher. Roma, Cherry and Grapes the market looks like it stabilizing, but remains high. Florida expected to be hit with high winds and rains that may impact harvest and production out east.