Market remains active. Supplies continue to be tight from both Peru and Mexico. Miami expecting some arrival delays but should clear up later in the week.
Beans – Green – Alert
Market is active on both coasts due to weather and production gaps limiting supplies in current growing regions.
Cabbage- Green & Red–Alert
US supplies steady, however Mexico cabbage remains limited in supply with active markets.
Markets are starting gain strength as suppliers start to see yields reduce due to an increase in quality issues and a pick-up in demand.
Steady supplies reported this week on cilantro with markets holding.
Cucumbers – Alert
West – Baja, CA very short supply, very hot, expect bloom drop in the next 12 days, Market will be unsettled through most of September. East- steady markets for now.
East – Eggplant demand and supply steady, West continues with lighter supplies.
Market is in a severe demand exceeds supply situation. Supplies have been reduced by high heat in the growing regions and now Hurricane Kay will bring strong winds and wet weather to the region. Harvests are estimated to be down 35-50% from their original forecast numbers thus creating a very active, and volatile market scenario. Conditions are expected through September. Quality is fair with heavy under sizing mostly small and occasional medium pencil sized green onions which creates labor issues as more work is done for fewer cases packed.
Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
The markets on iceberg, romaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf all remain in a demand exceeds supplies. After the heat this past weekend an into this week, we will see increases in puffy iceberg, internal burn, aphid pressure increasing and supplies dropping more than previously reported with all commodity and value- added packs are impacted.
A few suppliers continue to struggle with supplies as they are fighting the recent heat. Markets this week reflect continuing supply struggles within the fresh mushroom industry.
Market remains extremely short and looks likely to continue that way through most of September now.
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert
East Coast – Red peppers are still very tight, with active demand. Green peppers are steady with moderate demand. West Coast – Green bell supplies limited. Red and Yellows bells are short. Market will remain active.
Idaho market is firm on all cartons especially the 40ct-70ct and expected to continue likely for a few more weeks until sizing starts to improve. Smaller sizes should see the market come off sooner as production improves.
East Coast – Both yellow and green squash are active markets but expected to come off as new growing regions start up. West Coast –Both Green and Yellow squash are very limited especially green zucchini. Recent heat is expected to compound supply issues from California production.
Round supplies remain limited due to high temps and previous rainfall; markets will continue to be elevated for 2 weeks. Grape, Cherry, and Roma markets remain stable both east and west.