Market softer with Mexico coming on with increased volume. East market steady Peru arrivals are steady but expect delays with arrivals in the East due to the storm.
Cabbage – Green & Red
Red market flat, Green firmer. US supplies Red steady, Green remains tight likely for a few more weeks.
Cauliflower – Alert
Market jumped very quickly last week and continues this week, due to very short supply, and challenges on sizing.
Cilantro – Alert
Market higher, supplies remain very light driven by the recent weather patterns that plagued the area.
Cucumbers – Alert
Market remains high in the West with limited supplies arriving from Baja, MX. In the East supplies are ok but market could firm up as the storm passes through.
Eggplant – Alert
Western supplies are limited. Volume will decrease in Central CA but expect crossings into Nogales from Mexico in the next 2 weeks. Eastern supply is strong, and demand is low.
Green Beans – Alert
Market is active and weather continues to create production gaps limiting supplies in current growing regions, market expected to firm up with the impending storm out East.
Market remains firm and supplies are still very light but improving, however production volume is still not enough to meet all the demand.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Markets remain high as less acres are available to pack, and sizing is a challenge as many fields are harvesting early, leading to smaller sizes/lower weights.
Previous weather conditions continues to put pressure on farms as some are struggling to keep up with demand and filling orders.
Onions – Alert
Markets are mostly steady with a weak undertone. The harvest will continue another month; however, the sizing profile continues to remain heavy to smaller onions.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
Eastern green bell pepper supplies are shorter with stronger markets. Red and yellow bells nonexistent in the East and very light in the West. Expect markets to remain high until Mexico production starts.
The market is starting to come off. The 60-70 ct is starting to adjust down. The 40ct and 50ct are still limited and dropping at a slower rate. Washington market softer, with good supply.
East–Zucchini and Yellow squash in good supply, but weather could impact growing regions, and pressure the market higher. West– supplies are light but should see improvement as product from Mexico increases.
Tomatoes – Alert
The round tomato market is active due to past wet weather events. Grape, cherry, and Roma markets are active and expected to firm up.
Expecting the storm hitting Florida will have a long-term impact to availability.