Market mostly steady to lower. Supplies from Mexico are beginning to improve out West, and Peru is meeting demand in the East.
Market remains steady with good supplies on #1 fruit peaking on 48 – 60 count. #2 fruit is a little tighter but expected to improve.
Cabbage – Green & Red
US supplies steady on both red and green; however, the market dropped slightly on red, but then came right back up. Expecting the market to be unsettled.
Market is higher. The rain and warm temps continue to bring on product ahead of production harvest schedules which could also lead to gaps in the coming weeks.
Cilantro – Alert
Market is higher, supplies are now showing effects of the weather. Very light volumes for this week into next.
Cucumbers – Alert
Market firmer, as we are seeing the results from the winds and rain from the severe storms in the Baja Peninsula, creating very sporadic supplies, and extremely high prices.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Eggplant demand and supply steady, West eggplant supplies continue to be limited in an already very tight situation, the heat and rain in California are taking their toll on product.
Green Beans – Alert
Market is active and weather continues to create production gaps limiting supplies in current growing regions, especially on the West Coast.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Markets remain high on iceberg, romaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf. All are in an extreme demand exceeds supply situation. Continued warmer than normal temps in the growing regions along lower yields continue to drive down supply and quality. All commodity and value-added packs are impacted.
Previous weather conditions continues to put pressure on farms as some are struggling to keep up with demand and filling orders.
Onions – Alert
Suppliers are seeing average yields with average size. They don’t anticipate seeing many large sizes (super colossal and colossal) this season. This is due to the cool and wet spring and hot July and August. Overall market has softened.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
Green bell production is limited until new regions start the front part of October, in addition out West Red and Yellow remain short waiting for Mexican production to come on.
The market on smaller sizes has come down, we anticipate as we get further into harvest the market will settle but slower on 40 – 50 ct.
East–Zucchini and Yellow squash supply strong in certain areas, quality good, and market lower. West– supplies out of the Santa Maria area will be shorter this week due to rain. Prices are starting to trend upwards again, especially yellow squash.
Tomatoes – Alert
Round supplies continue to remain limited due to high temps and previous rainfall; markets expected to come down as availability looks to improve in the coming weeks. Grape, Cherry, and roma markets remain stable both east and west.