Demand continues to outpace supply. Supplies are trying to sub to alternate sizes but may still come up short. Market expected to remain active.
Market holding mostly steady as volume continues to be light and demand remains moderate.
Broccolini / Baby Broccoli – Alert
Supplies have been significantly impacted due to quality issues in the field reducing yields. Expect to be in a demand exceeds supplies for a few weeks.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Supplies and quality good on both red and green. Market mostly steady on green with red up slightly.
Market has firmed up quickly. Weather has impacted growth and quality issues have impacted yields. Suppliers subbing sizes to try and fill orders.
Market holding mainly flat. Steady to slightly lighter supplies for shippers with 24 and 30 ct even tighter. Supply should be able to cover orders for the near future though by subbing sizes.
Cilantro / Parsley
Moderate to light supplies on cilantro, expect to see some quality issues and drops in yields from the recent heat. The parsley market could trend higher if recent heat impacts yield and quality. Growers still accessing the heat impact.
Lettuce and Romaine
Market is trending lower in pricing with better supply on lettuce. Good volume on Romaine, market steady as we head towards the transition. Romaine Hearts, market steady to softer.
Mushrooms – Brown
Growers are dealing with a two-week gap on brown mushrooms and supply disruption on brown mushrooms can be expected over the next two to potentially three weeks. The overall market remains steady.
Northwest harvest is starting to wind down. We anticipate being finished by the end of next week. Onion quality is excellent, and we expect a good strong storage season.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
East – All color pepper supply extremely short, and market stronger as crops move to regions impacted by past hurricanes. West – Green volume lighter as regional transitions come into play. Red and Yellow supplies good market lower.
Supplies are very good as supplies are coming in right from the field. Sizing and quality are looking good this year. Prices has begun to stabilize.
Supplies are extremely light, and demand is stronger and exceeds supplies. Recent excessive heat has now compounded the issues.
East – Zucchini supply lighter, quality good, and market stronger. Yellow squash market steady, some quality and color issues around. West – Supplies increasing into next week. Market decline expected.
Markets on Round and Roma tomatoes are fairly steady, with some lower pricing for round tomatoes in the west. Grapes are slightly higher and cherries fairly steady.