Market is active. Mexico volume is very tight due to cold weather. Peru volume declining. Quality is good.
Strong demand with active markets due to harvest disruptions from the back-to-back holiday weeks. Once we move past the holiday weeks, look for improving supplies. Stronger harvest will begin after the Epiphany holiday as the industry ramps up for Super Bowl promotions.
Broccoli and Cauliflower-Alert
Broccoli and Cauliflower remains unsettled out both Mexico and CA as rain events out of CA has disrupted supply for some suppliers. Cauliflower is very active as yields have dropped considerably from the previous
weeks. Baby broccoli and broccolini has become challenged as well due to rain events in the growing regions. Expect disruptions in supplies for the next 7-10 days.
Bell Peppers Red and Yellow-Alert
Red and yellow supplies light in Florida and pricing still high. Mexico production is short due to cold weather causing short term shortages.
Market continues to be very short and limited in supply. Cold and freezing temperatures out of Mexico have delayed the start of their season. The Salinas season was impacted by heavy rainfall and insect pressure that reduced yields considerably. Relief is not expected until the start of February.
Snack pack size will remain limited through the end of the school year 2022. Sizing for some suppliers is also now an issue with less baby peeled being available.
Value Added celery(diced, sticks) is under and demand exceed supply situation due to capacity constraints. Commodity celery is now active as less overall supply is available.
Florida harvesting in multiple regions, quality is hit and miss within the state. Demand is sluggish a result of post-holiday markets. Expect higher pricing on good quality beans. Mexico volume steady with moderate demand after the holiday and lack of promotions. Market anticipated to get stronger going into the weekend.
Green Onions –Alert
Following the back-to-back holiday weeks, coupled with lack of labor and colder weather in the growing regions, green onions are very short and limited in supply as result. Market to be active for the next 2-3 weeks.
Out East, Florida production has transitioned from Ruskin/Palmetto in Central Florida to Immokalee/Homestead/ Naples in South Florida, Cooler, Wet weather slowed the transition somewhat. Out West, Mexican production has shifted over to Nogales crossings for the start of their winter deals, Supplies will improve as we move further into January.
Demand continues to outpace available supply on all mushrooms. Supplies remain impacting diced, sliced and whole peeled packs. Supplies remain challenged and the lack of available peat moss for production needs continues to be a major concern. Improvements not expected for the foreseeable future.
Capacity issues on both demand outpacing available supply and production availability impacting diced, sliced and whole peeled packs.
Super colossal and colossal yellow are very tight with potential subbing. Red onions both sizes are tight as well.
Cucumbers a little tighter and are heavy for mediums. Wild Wonders and Campari tomatoes
tight and prorates expected.