Market is unsettled, supplies remain tight in Mexico. Peru market is mostly steady but will be leaned on to cover shortcomings in the West. Supplies expected to be tight into January.
Supplies remain short and market is still firm to higher.
Supplies slightly lighter and demand slightly higher driving that market up.
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, market lower.
West – Volume increasing from Mexico as the Baja region wraps up. Demand is steady. Market may adjust with Thanksgiving demand but anticipated to weaken post- holiday.
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 – Market high with short supply due to hurricanes. West – Volume still light and market remains demands exceeds supplies. Market should improve in December when more supply comes online.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Leaf, lettuce, Romaine holding at current high levels as they move to the Yuma growing region. Market looks to hold on to extremely high prices due to continued very light supplies with heavy demand.
Supply is improving but still very short, but cautiously optimistic they will start meet the demand. Market mostly steady.
Onions – Alert
Market is mostly steady. Larger Yellow onion sizes continue to be somewhat scarce. Reds and Whites continue to show good supplies.
Peppers – Alert
East – Green bell supply steady, Red and Yellow extremely short, market high.
West – Increasing availability from California and Mexico is causing this market to slightly adjust. Red and Yellow extremely short, market high.
Pricing is Firm and still active. Fryers and processors continue looking to purchase product from the fresh market, pricing will remain higher than previous years.
Product remains very short as suppliers continue with the move Yuma region. Expect shortages until we fully transition South to the desert in a few weeks.
East Coast – Market increasing with cooler weather slowing production. Yellow squash short supply. West Coast – Colder weather in Mexico is slowing production down.
Expect market to rise. Yellow squash will be light for the rest of the month until Central Mexico starts.
Tomatoes – Alert
Markets are active, with rounds higher. Roma, Cherry and Grapes the market looks like it stabilizing, but remains high.
Flexibility in specification, varieties, and sizing is the best way to mitigate the impacts of this supply challenge.