Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports-moderate supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same, decrease next week. Prices are lower. Quality variable, but generally good. Round Green type- steady supplies expected to increase slightly. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good.
Green bell prices are up this week. Supplies have tightened. California should start in a few weeks. Red, yellow, and orange bells are down this week supplies have improved. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices on Jumbo slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is active. Prices on Habanero much higher, Serrano slightly higher, others generally unchanged.
Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is good overall.
Cucumber prices are a little higher this week. Supplies are down a little and quality has been good. Product is crossing through Nogales and also from Baja. Good supplies from Florida as more shippers resume the season. Prices are much higher. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices on medium slightly lower, Fair quality slightly higher. Medium is wrapped. Quality is generally good.
PNW Onions: Demand remains strong. The market has steadied. TX has a short crop this season and will be done in the next several weeks. Consumer packs continue to be in high demand. The California Brawley district will begin harvest of conventional as well as Organic onions by late April. There have been some cool weather that slowed it down a bit. PNW Yellow sweets are available as well as red and yellow Organic onions. The overall quality and condition remain excellent on these storage onions. Mexico: Movement is expected to remain about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Yellow Marked Sweet higher, others lower.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all colors this season. White potatoes are finished for the season. Yellow demand has increased but prices remain fairly steady. Yellow and Reds will be available into late April, along with Fingerlings and purple potatoes. Organics are available.
Demand and disappearance have increased in ID and CO, however, in the PNW districts movement are lower this year compared to last. Idaho appears to have a surplus of potatoes this season which is reflected in the higher disappearance and lower prices this season. Large potatoes, however, are a bit tight in the potato state. Overall, the PNW crop may end up a bit short before the new crop begins in July. Large size russets continue to be a hot item in WA/OR with heavier demand. NOTE: Price increases on Large tubers are expected over the months to come due in part to supply and quality concerns as well as the foodservice sector opening up over the summer. Quality remains outstanding. Organic Russets are available.
Good supplies from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana expected to increase slightly as the push for Easter holiday sales ends. Prices generally unchanged. Quality good overall.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are steady. Production has transitioned to a new growing area. Supplies are good and quality has improved. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices are lower. Quality is good overall.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash supplies have improved this week. Prices are steady and quality has improved. Product is crossing through Nogales. Good supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
The East: Volume is light as in transition, however weather and the new plantings are in the crops favor which will create a steady flow.
The West: Mexico is light as in between plantings, the new plantings are light yet will add to the supply.
The East: Florida remains steady and the quality is good.
The West: Mexico’s volume is steady supply as we head into the transition between plantings.
The East: Mild weather is keeping the crop steady even though we are heading into a transition.
The West: Mexico is steady and should remain through Mid-April.