Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports- light supplies from Florida. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good. Round Green type- Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are slightly higher. Quality is generally good.
Green bell prices are steady this week. Supplies are steady. 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 Large slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is active. Prices on Jalapeno and Serrano much higher, others slightly higher. Quality is variable.
Steady supplies from Florida. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good overall.
Cucumber prices are a little higher this week. Supplies are down a little. Product is crossing through Nogales and also from Baja. Good supplies from Florida. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Florida. Prices are much lower. Mediums are wrapped. Quality is generally good.
PNW Onions: Demand is steady. The market has steadied and in some cases fallen slightly probably in anticipation of California, Brawley district will begin in a couple of short weeks. Conventional, as well as Organic onions, will be available by late April. TX has a short crop this season and will be done in the next several weeks. 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 Colossal, Jumbo, Medium Lower, others unchanged.
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.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina. Light supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good in general.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are down. Production has transitioned to a new growing area. Supplies are good and quality has improved. Steady supplies from Florida. Prices Zucchini much higher. Quality good overall.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash supplies and prices are steady this week. Product is crossing through Nogales. Good supplies from Florida. Prices Yellow straight neck higher. Quality generally good.
The East: Volume is now steady with good quality no changes in the foreseeable future.
The West: Mexico supply has evened out with new fields online and the quality is good.
The East: Production out of Florida is steady and will continue for the next few weeks barring any weather disturbances.
The West: Mexico’s volume has remained steady and should remain as such.
The East: Many factors are contributing to the volume flush; new fields, the weather is ideal as well as great outputs. So come and get them!
The West: Mexico as well has great supply and should continue for the next 5 to 6 weeks.