We can expect moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Green bell prices are steady this week. California is winding down production. Nogales has also started crossing product. Red, Yellow, and Orange are a little higher this week. We can expect moderate supplies from Florida to increase slightly. Prices on Jumbo slightly higher, Extra large generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading on Anaheim active at much lower prices, Habanero active at slightly lower prices, others active. Others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. The product is crossing through Nogales. Supply has improved and quality is nice. Good supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active at much lower prices. Quality is generally good.
Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices on 18s higher, 24s generally unchanged. Quality is generally variable.
NW Onions Demand has dropped, understandably, after the thanksgiving pull ended two weeks back. It’s been slow ever since. Many shippers, in most growing states, have panicked and consequently slashed prices on large onions to maintain movement. Medium, and more specifically consumer packs continue with stronger demand. Mexico has nearly stopped pulling, which even furthers the push to drop prices to maintain movement. On the horizon: New Crop sweets from Tampico are on schedule for late Jan. Texas is also enjoying good weather and expects a typical harvest by Mid-March. All colors of Organic Onions are available albeit at higher pricing this season.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all varietals this season. All colors are available including Fingerlings. Organics are available. Eastern WA continues with a small supply of Red & Yellow potatoes to go perfectly with your russet and onions orders. Quality Good. ORGANIC colored spuds are available as well.
The market is steady if not a bit slower this week. After Thanksgiving normal lackluster demand has prompted a few shippers to become nervous. Most shippers have dropped prices to match demand and hang onto their market share. Large potatoes are in good supply. The bright spot is the demand that continues higher on small size cartons and consumer packs. USDA food box program is helping to hold up the potato industry, among other commodities. Quality is outstanding. Organic Russets are available.
Steady supplies from North Carolina expected to increase slightly towards the end of the week in preparation for Christmas holiday ads. Moderate supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini supply is good and prices are down. The product is crossing through Nogales. Quality is nice. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly towards the end of December. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is also down this week, supply has improved. The product is crossing through Nogales, quality is good. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good.
The East: Due to cooler temperatures and growers in transition; volumes have dropped over 20%. It will be a few weeks until more growers are online for the volume to recover.
The West: Supply is now turning to steady with Central Mexico and Nogales is getting online.
The East: Mirroring the rounds; volume has become steady and sizing is down.
The West: The fruit coming up from Mexico and Baja is still light, more consistent volume is expected towards month-end.
East Coast: Harvests are steady yet sizing is running 6×6’s or smaller and the weather has yet to warm allowing the sizing to increase, look for this to continue for the next month.
West Coast: Baja has light volumes as well as Eastern Mexico. This will continue until Mid to now late December when Western Mexico comes online.