Moderate supplies out of Florida from Guatemala; french type. Prices are unchanged and quality is variable.
Green bell production has transitioned to the Fresno area. Supplies have improved and prices are down. Red and yellow are down a little. Orange is steady. Moderate supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices on Anaheim slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Supplies are decent and the quality is nice; crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Prices are unchanged; quality is generally good.
Moderate supplies from Michigan. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions OR & WA, demand is high on jumbo yellow. Mediums are in good supply – good prices can be found on volume deals. Overall, the market has come off a bit from the start of harvest but prices are stable. Next week may be a game-changer as several districts across the USA and Canada begin harvest. As with potatoes, most fields are producing onions that are on the small side. Cool spring was the culprit. Size should increase over the next few weeks as the later storage type onion fields become available. Both Red and Whites are increasing in availability. Washington Sweets are now available and there are just a few Walla Walla Sweets lingering. Organic Onions all colors are available with limited supply. Better volume in the next 3 weeks or so. Mexico’s movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
Eastern WA continues with a good supply of Red & Yellow potatoes along with colored Fingerlings. Quality is good. ORGANIC colored spuds and fingerlings are available as well. Look for this colored potato deal to stay strong with strong demand until Mt Vernon begins in the fall. The Mt Vernon district will be back in September.
Russet Potatoes are readily available. A small profile is plaguing most NW growers. However, to be clear, large cartons are available but not as prevalent as in years past. Even though there are abundant small cartons and consumer pack sizes, the USDA Box program has been keeping most packing plants busy. This will keep prices on the high side relatively speaking until that government program ends. Markets are surprisingly strong as demand meets supply-perfectly. Prices are not as strong as they were at the beginning of the season but holding fairly well. Quality is outstanding, good value, and volume on 100 and 90 ct russets. Organic Russets are now available.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies and quality are good. Prices are steady this week. There is also some product crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Virginia, and Michigan. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Same as zucchini. California is harvesting, supplies are decent and markets are steady this week. Good supplies from Michigan, and Virginia. Prices are unchanged. Quality is mostly good.
East Coast: VA grapes may have rain caused quality issues over the next ten days, however, NC and TN are in good quality and volume will be steady.
West Coast: Lots of supply as Baja and Central Mexico’s production has increased.
The East has modest supplies with fair quality. NJ had a lot of rain from the storm so be aware of quality and volume issues to arise.
The West had steady supplies as Baja, East Mexico, and California are online.
East Coast: VA experienced rains from Isaias; right now there is no major damage. TN and NC are in full swing.
West Coast: San Joaquin valley supplies are slowly improving. Baja is offering modest VR supplies.