Mexico production is steady and quality is good. Peru continues to keep overall inbound volume somewhat low, with most volume in the Standard/Large sizing.
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 demand to exceed supplies for a few weeks.
Market will continue to remain strong into this coming week with no significant changes in the supply picture.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Supplies and quality good on both red and green. Market mostly steady on both.
Market trend looks to push higher. Overall supplies seem to be getting lighter many growers are subbing sizes to fill orders out.
Market is slowly improving as we move into a cooler time frame. Steady to slightly lighter supplies for shippers. Suppliers should be able to cover orders for the near future.
Cilantro moderate to light supplies with overall good quality. Parsley overall good supplies but Curly Parsley is the lighter of the two volume wise. No issues with supply or quality anticipated though.
East – Eggplant supplies remain very light; quality is good, and demand is strong. West – Supplies light, and strong market.
Green Onion – Alert
Market starting to soften as supplies improve, still not out of the woods but should be able to keep up to demand a little easier this week and next.
Lettuce and Romaine
Market is trending lower in pricing with better supply on lettuce. Good volume on Romaine, market creeping up though as we head towards the transition. Romaine Hearts, market stronger as well, as suppliers begin to tighten up.
The market is steady, and the overall quality is excellent. We are moving closer to all supplies coming steadily out of storage.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
East – Green pepper supply lighter, demand good, and market stronger. Red and Yellow bells are very short in supply. West – Green supply is good and moderate supplies of reds. Yellow bells remain very light.
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 very light, and demand is stronger and exceeds supplies. Better availability looks to be a few weeks away.
East – Supplies good, quality good and markets lower. West – Supplies and quality good; market lower.
Markets are easing on round and grape varieties. Cherry and Roma volume remains stable. Quality varies among shippers.