Market is unsettled. Mexico continues to be short on larger sizes likely for another 10-14 days. Peru is mostly steady with supplies expected to start to improve as we move to the end of the year.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Supplies increasing, and market is holding mostly steady to down slightly.
Cauliflower – Alert
Market is up significantly, as supplies are extremely short this week and next. Demand is only expected to increase as we close in on the holiday.
Market mostly steady on good supplies.
Cucumbers – Alert
East – Supply very light, demand strong and market very high out of Georgia. Florida will start to harvest this week. West – Supplies remain short with the market very strong out of Mexico.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Volume steady and supply meeting demand. Market softer. West – Supplies still limited as crop is behind, market is stronger.
Every major tomato growing area has been hurt by Hurricanes/Tropical Storms.
Tomato markets will remain unstable & on alert through January, with Rounds, roma, cherry, and grapes all affected.
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
More shippers are starting Yuma this week and next but do not look for supplies to change much from the extremely short position we are in. Front end of Yuma is projected to be light the first couple weeks.
Extremely High market pricing is expected a minimum of 2 weeks.
The next three weeks will be very unsettled as Thanksgiving holiday pull starts to increase demand. Supplies are increasing but will not increase at the same rate as projected holiday demand.
We are seeing a slight increase on Yellows this week as the shippers start preparing for the next few weeks of increased demand associated with Thanksgiving Day Holiday pull.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
Eastern green bell pepper supplies are shorter and extremely short in the West, with stronger markets. Red and yellow bells extremely short in the East and limited in the West.
The market continues to tighten up as the supply situation becomes clearer. Yields are significantly below averages and fryers and processors are paying higher prices to secure product, driving the market up.
East Coast – Zucchini and yellow squash supply tightening up, and markets are a little active.
West Coast – Good supplies of zucchini and market steady. Yellow squash production is down a bit. Market starting to pick up.
Tomatoes – Alert
Markets continue to be on alert status for all varieties due to lack of availability from recent hurricanes/tropical storms. Supply is getting worse and not expected to improve until January.