Steady supplies out of Florida from Central America. Beans, Haricot Vert (French Type). Prices are slightly lower. Quality is variable but generally good.
Green bell prices are down a little this week. Supplies have improved crossing through Nogales. Red, Yellow, and Orange supplies are light and pricing is steady. Good supplies from Florida expected to increase. Prices on Jumbo are generally unchanged. 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.
Light supplies from Florida. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. Supply is good and so is quality. Product is crossing through Nogales. Good supplies out of Florida from Honduras. Prices are lower. Wide range in quality, condition, and price.
Steady supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions Demand is light on diminishing prices as growers push to move volume. East coast Repackers are pulling a bit earlier this year as East coast supplies are light. This has the potential to bolster prices of course. The onion FOB’s are notably lower this week in most districts-especially Mediums which to date have enjoyed relatively higher FOBs because of the USDA box program. Now is a good time to push onions. Look for yellow Medium prices and demand to increase drastically before the end of January as the USDA food box program makes another round to feed the people. All colors of Organic Onions are available.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all colors this season. A good supply of Fingerlings. Whites are beginning to dry up. California has Whites although many reports are they are not as appealing as the beautiful Mt Vernon whites that spoil the eyes. Yellow and Reds will be available 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 has been somewhat steady on a weak market. Small potatoes are in good supply and deals abound. However, this may turn around once USDA Food Box packages are awarded this week. Until then enjoy the great deals. Great time to promote consumer packs while ample supplies and attractive prices remain. Quality remains outstanding. Organic Russets are available- at lower fob’s as well.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina. We can expect good supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are steady this week. Supplies are still tight because of cooler weather and rain. Product is crossing through Nogales. Good supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same. Prices are much higher. Quality is good overall.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is also steady, same as zucchini, supplies are lighter. Product is crossing through Nogales and quality has been good. Good supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The East: Florida’s volume is still light, current cool temperatures are the culprit. We are still dealing with cool temps and need warmth to assist supply.
The West: Like the East, cool temps in Mexico are hampering production, we expect to have this turn around in the next week.
The East: We are still dealing with lighter yields, however, the expectation is this will improve in the coming weeks.
The West: More growers are coming online, improving supply, we should begin to see normal supply levels over the next few weeks.
The East: Rain and cooler temps are still affecting production, in hopes of warmer weather so we can get to a normal supply albeit it will be light overall.
The West: More growers are coming online; we are in hopes minus weather events that supply should be back to normal in 10 days.