Asparagus – Alert
Transition in Mexico has begun, and hopes are that volume crossing will improve in ten days. Peru continues to be lower in average production than past years.
The market is a little active and up a bit as supplies are lighter this week and demand is stronger.
The 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 a little higher on both.
Lighter supplies and active markets this week. Supplies are just meeting demand. Some suppliers are subbing sizes to fill orders.
The market is steady. Supply is good, and overall volumes are looking good over the next few weeks.
Supplies of both cilantro and parsley are good and the market is a bit softer, with fair to good quality reported.
Eggplant – Alert
East – Eggplant supplies light, quality is hit or miss. Demand remains good, and the market is moving well with good quality. West – Cooler temperatures causing short supply, shortage expected to persist. The market is higher.
Green Onions – Alert
The market steady and remains elevated, another storm passed through Baja impacting crews and the ability to harvest. In addition, the weather has slowed down growth keeping supplies very tight.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
The market on lettuce coming off a bit supplies look better this week for most suppliers, a few growers are snug the front part of the week. Still some lighter weights reported but overall quality is good. Romaine supplies are good, and quality fair to good, market mostly steady.
This market is steady. Quality, due to the recent wet weather, has more external discoloration (staining) is present in some of the early onion lots.
Peppers – Chilies
East – Supplies are in and out; quality is good, demand is good, and markets remain high for most varieties. West – Jalapeno showing better supplies, while others remain limited. Quality is good to fair.
Peppers – Red & Yellow – Alert
East – Green pepper supply is very light, demand good, and quality very good. Red and yellow bells are in extremely short supply. West – Green supply is good, red is improving and yellow remains limited.
East – Zucchini and Yellow squash supplies are light. Quality is good, demand is strong market steady at current prices. The West has moderate supplies with good demand. Yellow condition is fair.
Round and Roma markets remain stable on normal demand. Grape and cherry markets have improved slightly vs previous weeks.