Mexican transition continues as volume has started to improve and will hit peak production mid-October. Peru shipments were down but this is expected to improve.
Baby Broccoli / Broccolini – 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.
Markets continue to increase while supplies are going down due to quality issues.
Market will continue to remain strong into this coming week with no significant changes in the supply picture.
Supplies and quality are good on both red and green. Market a little higher on green and flat on red.
Market is active and currently down on lower demand. Volume is light so it will not take much to move the market up.
As an industry, supplies are light. Quality challenges and insect damage continue to limit supply. Expect the markets to remain firm for a while.
Cilantro / Parsley
Market steady on Italian parsley with good supplies, Curly parsley is snug and Cilantro supplies are on the tighter side due to recent heat.
Green Onion – Alert
Demand is strong and the market continues to firm up. Mexico will be short for the next 4-6 weeks or longer from the storm damage. Demand is expected to exceed supplies.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Market active on lettuce as quality issues are impacting yields. Romaine supplies are good, and quality fair to good with high seeder and fringe burn noted in some fields, market mostly steady, Romaine hearts trending higher.
Harvest continues in the Northwest with favorable weather conditions. Some rains are looming in the forecast, hoping they pass without slowing harvest down. The overall market is steady.
Peppers – Alert
East – Green pepper supply lighter, demand good, and market moving up. Red and yellow bells are in extremely short supply. West – Green supply is good but trending down, reds and yellow are showing improved volume.
Volume continues to improve as the harvest progresses. So far, quality and size are looking good for this season. Prices are lower.
Supplies are very light, and demand is stronger and exceeds supplies. Better availability looks to be a few weeks away.
East – Zucchini and Yellow squash supplies are much better as new areas have started. Quality good and markets lower but could level out due to new areas in production having issues from the latest storm. West- demand is lighter, supply steady but if weather cools will decrease.
Round and Roma markets are increasing due to declining availability both east and west. Grape and cherry markets continue to improve with increased availability and normal demand.