Good supplies out of Florida from Central America. Beans, Haricot Vert (French Type) prices are lower. Quality is variable, but generally good.
Green bell prices are steady this week. Supplies have improved. They are crossing through Nogales quality has been good. Red, Yellow, and Orange supplies are light and pricing is steady. Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices Extra large generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Serrano and Habanero generally unchanged, others slightly lower.
Light supplies from Florida. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are high this week. The supply is decent and the quality has been nice. Product is crossing through Nogales. Moderate supplies out of Florida from Honduras. Prices are lower. Wide range in quality, condition, and price.
Good supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is variable.
PNW Onions: Demand continues to be light on a weak Jumbo yellow market. Jumbo prices are down again this week while Medium Yellow and Red jumbo and mediums onions are enjoying higher demand with an increase in prices. This is presumably the result of the USDA box program which will be adding demand to the market for the next few weeks. Now is a good time to push Jumbo onions for your bulk displays. White and Yellow sweets are available as well. Market and supplies steady. Movement is expected to increase as more shippers receive onion supplies. Very few Jumbos.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all colors this season. A good supply of Fingerlings. Whites are nearly finished for the season. There are some Whites available in California. Mt Vernon district will have Yellow and Reds well into spring. Organics are available.
PNW potatoes: Prices are steady on a good supply of large spuds in WA/OR. Idaho struggles with size this season but has great supplies on the small end. Prices are weaker in 90’s and smaller sizes. USDA Food Box packages have been awarded – mainly in Idaho – and did not bolster the market as was expected. Quality remains outstanding. Organic Russets are available.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina. We can expect good supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are down this week. Supplies are better. Product is crossing through Nogales. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good overall.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is also down this week, supplies have improved. Product is crossing through Nogales and quality has been good. Good supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same. Prices expected to remain unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The East: Florida’s volume is still very light; a slight increase in volume is expected in the next 10 to 14 days.
The West: Temperatures are still hindering volume; with some warmth, the volume should recover and hit stride.
The East: Volumes have increased; sizing and quality are nice.
The West: Volumes have improved as growers head into the peak of the crop.
The East: Florida’s volume still remains light due to cool weather. Expect slight increases in volume in the coming weeks, yet supply will remain the same.
The West: More fruit is coming up from Mexico with mostly bigger sizes and good quality.