Steady supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices are much lower. Quality is generally good.
Green bell prices are up this week. Nogales is crossing product, supply is lighter. Red, Yellow, and Orange supplies are light; pricing is steady. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly decrease. Prices 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.
Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. Supply is steady. Product is crossing through Nogales and quality has been good. Good supplies out of Florida from Central America. Wide range in quality, condition, and price.
Steady supplies from Florida expected to remain about the same. Prices are lower. 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 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 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 hit and miss 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.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina. We can expect good supplies from Mississippi and Louisiana. Prices generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are up this week. Supplies are a little lighter because of cooler weather. The product is crossing through Nogales. Good supplies from Florida expected to decrease. Prices are much higher. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is also up, same as zucchini supplies are lighter. The product is crossing through Nogales and the quality has been good. Good supplies from Florida expected to slightly decrease. Prices generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The East: Florida’s volume is still light, current cool temperatures are the culprit. Expect a slight improvement in the next few weeks.
The West: Culican is slow to start with cool temps, Sinaloa is looking to improve over the next 10 to 14 days. Supply is light.
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, barring any weather events we should see an increase week over week as we move into the season.
The East: Harvests are much lighter due to past weather events affecting the plants. Looking at 14 to 21 days until we see volume, quality is nice.
The West: Sinaloa is behind almost a month due to past weather events as well as the cooling front passing through the region. Expect volume to even towards the end of the month.