Light supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season. We are seeing moderate supplies from Virginia, and North Carolina. Prices are lower. Quality is good.
Green bell production has transitioned to Bakersfield. Fresno should start in the coming week. Demand has been strong and prices have remained up. Red, yellow, and orange remain tight and prices are up. Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Serrano and Poblano slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Light supplies from Georgia as most shippers are finished for the season. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good. Harvesting in Virginia is expected to begin on approximately July 10th.
The cucumber market is steady this week. There are supplies crossing through Nogales and also from Baja. The quality has been pretty nice. Supplies and prices are steady.
Moderate supplies from Georgia and Western North Carolina. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
We are expecting limited supplies from Georgia as some growers are finished for the season. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions – OR & WA, markets are steady and higher-priced on Overwinter varieties currently available. Albeit, supplies are sporadic. Some fields had poor quality and ultimately growers left some fields behind due to winter damage. Overwinter Yellow and Reds are available. Walla Walla Sweets are in GOOD supply. Direct seed Yellow, Red, and White onions start harvest by July 27th. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY and New Mexico are in full swing and are reporting strong demand for strong prices. Supplies will last in these districts for several more weeks. Quality has improved lately in the Bakersfield area but there is a building heatwave that could shorten the supplies, or at least facilitate motivation to move this crop quickly. Prices will most likely stabilize if not start a downward trend within a few weeks as the NW steps it up with the beginning of the 2020/21 season.
Mexico’s movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
The Mt Vernon district is finished with colored spuds – back in late September. Eastern WA will have Red, Yellow & Fingerlings Mid-July California has ALL colors NOW.
Russet Potato supplies are TIGHT- Demand Exceeds Supply. Several shippers were finished early this season in the PNW, a few others will have a week’s gap in supplies between storage and new crop adding to the pressure. Idaho Norkotah crop is finished leaving only Burbank which is on the smaller side with reports of quality issues. CO has a handful of supplies. Sheds in all districts are just keeping up with regular customer orders with extracurricular orders going unanswered in many cases. Most of the Canadian growers have been finished for several weeks. The pressure on this market will continue well into August or until supplies exceed the current demand. Don’t forget that the COVID -19 mess has really put a complicated spin on the current season and will create ripple effects into the 20/21season as well. Stay Flexible. Stay well ahead of your ordering curve. New crop in WA/OR, which will start conservatively the week of July 27th, will help level the playing field and stabilize pricing- to a point. Idaho starts Norkotah crop by 1st or 2nd week of August. Quality and condition are good. Organic Russets are NOT available.
Steady supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Light supplies from Louisiana as some shippers are finished for the season. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies are improving prices are down a little this week. Some product is also crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Georgia and North Carolina. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Same as zucchini. California and Baja are harvesting, supplies are improving and prices are down this week. We are seeing steady supplies from Georgia and North Carolina. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
East Coast is limited for the next few weeks before TN and NC start.
West Coast – Central Mexico has very strong volume and Baja is starting next week. Grapes look great for the west.
East Coast there are not many romas to be found and volume won’t start to build for another 2 weeks.
West Coast is increasing in volume and now the pinch coming from the East Coast will keep the market active.
We still have delays in NJ/VA/TN don’t expect to see significant volume from these areas until the last of July/first of August. As well SC has just finished. We will see a slow and gradual increase in availability over the next few weeks as more farms begin to harvest and/or get deeper into the season.
West Coast is getting better as more growers are getting online in the San Joaquin Valley on mature greens. Baja has good numbers of vineripes. More growers are starting; supplies should improve in a few weeks.