Moderate supplies out of Florida from Guatemala; french type and are expected to decrease slightly. Prices are lower. Quality is variable.
Green bell production has transitioned to the Fresno area. Supplies have improved and prices are steady. Red, yellow, and orange peppers are up this week. Moderate supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Prices are higher. Quality is good overall.
Movement expected about the same. Trading Habanero active at lower prices, others active. Prices on Habanero lower, Poblano higher, others much higher.
Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Cucumbers’ prices are steady this week. The product is crossing from Baja. Supplies are steady, but the quality has been nice. We should start to see some cucumbers through Nogales next month. Moderate supplies from Michigan. Prices medium unchanged, others higher. Quality is generally good. Moderate supplies from North Carolina. A few growers experiencing a production gap. Prices are slightly higher.
Moderate supplies from Michigan. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good overall.
NW Onions OR & WA, Demand is good overall on all three colors including Sweets. Yellow Colossal and Super colossal sizes will be tight again this year; even more so this year than last. Idaho will be the go-to district for those supplies. The market has stabilized, but anything can happen during harvest. The movement has been outstanding for these growers given the hardship of the Salmonella scare in California. Shipments to the east coast are in full swing. Exportable onions are now available. 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 Good. ORGANIC colored spuds and fingerlings are available as well. Look for this colored potato deal to stay stable with strong demand until Mt Vernon begins in the fall with all four colors including Organics. The Mt Vernon district will be back in September.
Russet Potatoes are readily available. A small profile continues to dominate the NW pack out with few exceptions. Load volume of large size cartons is tight but available when planned in advance. 10oz #2 is as elusive as 40counts. Small cartons and consumer pack sizes are just now starting to drop in price in order to promote movement. Surprisingly, prices have also fallen on the tighter larger sizes as well, as growers compete for market share. Quality is outstanding, good value, and volume on 90count and smaller. PUSH for Poly ADS – there are plenty to go round. Organic Russets are now available.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is variable.Very light shipments from Lousiana. Most shippers expect to harvest around September 1 with the heaviest harvest starting the week of September 7.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria are harvesting, supplies, and quality has been good. Prices are down this week. There is also some product crossing from Baja. Light supplies from South Carolina. Prices are higher. There is good demand. Market higher.
Yellow Squash – Product is shipping from Santa Maria, Fresno, and Baja, supplies are decent and prices are down this week. Light supplies from South Carolina. Prices are higher. Good demand. The market is higher.
East Coast: Supply levels vary by growing region, quality is good.
West Coast: Lots of supply as Baja and Central Mexico’s production has increased. Promotions encouraged.
The East has steady availability however quality is varying depending on the region.
The West has steady supplies; new growing areas are producing Jumbo and XL sizing.
East Coast: Vineripes’ supply is strong with multiple growers going. Wide range of quality depending on the area.
West Coast: Baja’s numbers have eased a bit; CA has a good supply on mature greens. Quality has improved.