Steady supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good.
Green bell prices are steady this week. Nogales is crossing product, supply is steady and quality has been good. Red, Yellow, and Orange supplies are light and pricing is steady. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is very slow. Prices on Jalapeno and Poblano lower, Habanero generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Quality is variable.
Steady supplies from Florida expected to remain unchanged. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are up this week. Less supply is available. Product is crossing through Nogales and quality has been good. Light supplies from Florida expected to decrease as more shippers finish the season. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
We can expect good supplies from Florida as the Holidays get closer. Prices on 18s, 24s are higher. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions Demand has dropped to the point of panic selling. FOB’s are notably lower this week in most districts. Now would be a good time to push onions. Who wouldn’t want one in their stocking, eh? Put onions on your Christmas list today and get that festive Farm to Table feeling for the holidays. All colors of Organic Onions are available. Mexico’s movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Very few white Jumbos.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all varietals this season. All colors are available including Fingerlings. Whites are available well into January. Reds well into spring. Organics are available. Eastern WA continues with a small supply of Red & Yellow potatoes to go perfectly with your russet and onions orders. Quality is good. ORGANIC colored spuds are available as well.
The market is steady… no it’s active…..nope it’s slow……no it’s active again. It nearly always seems slow after a major holiday, this Thanksgiving was no different. But did the action pick up for Christmas or has that boat sailed? The Covid rollercoaster strikes again. The good news is that there are ample supplies with very promotable prices on one of the larges staples of the food industry. Surely growers would like to see a bit more on the table but at least there are steady sales to take up the slack. The Food Service sector pull has been hits and misses with the advent of “take out dining” while Retail sales are enjoying greater volume. Quality remains outstanding. Organic Russets are available- at lower fob’s as well.
Steady supplies from North Carolina expected to increase as the push for Holiday sales begins to show up. We can expect good supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini supply is good and prices are up a little. The product is crossing through Nogales. Quality is nice. Steady supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly towards the end of December. Prices are much higher. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is up this week supply is a little weaker. The product is crossing through Nogales, quality is good. Good supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices are much higher. Quality is good overall.
The East: Numbers are down 30% with reduced yields. Things should improve on grapes and cherries
a week or two earlier than the larger rounds and romas.
The West: Central Mexico’s supply has lightened up this week and will stay the same for another 7-10 days. Baja is almost finished for the season and some cool temperatures; are delaying the start in the Guasave area, supply is snug this week.
The East: Similar situation to rounds-lighter yields and smaller sizing. Large and XL are definitely on
the short side.
The West: The first romas are starting from West Mexico, while East Mexico and Baja near the end of their seasons. Culiacan will begin crossing fruit in a very light way this week, with volume remaining light until
the 1st of January.
The East: Volume and sizing are down and are estimated to be 30-40% less. Harvests have 15-20% less large fruit, with over 50% of the product coming in at 6×6 or smaller. Expect to see crops recover in the 1st or 2nd week of January barring any weather.
The West: Baja is inching to the end of the season and Culiacan still 2-3 weeks away, larger sizes are snug in the West. Overall volume remains light.