Limited supplies from Virginia. Prices are unchanged. 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. Moderate supplies from North Carolina. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good. The initial harvest in Michigan expected to get underway within the period.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Habanero slightly higher, Anaheim slightly lower, Serrano much lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Light supplies from Georgia and Virginia. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
The cucumber market is steady this week. Supplies are crossing from Baja. The quality has been pretty nice. Supplies and prices are steady. Moderate supplies from Georgia expected to decrease as shippers are generally finished for the season. Moderate supplies from North Carolina expected to increase as more producers begin to harvest. Quality is generally good.
Light supplies from Georgia. Movement is expected to decrease as shippers are generally finished for the season. Trading is moderate. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions OR & WA, Prices are higher on sporadic supplies. The Winter Over onion program has been plagued with quality issues this season but they’ve muddled through. Transplant Yellows and a few Reds available next week with the Direct Seed Crop finally getting underway by the week of the 27th. Walla Walla Sweets are in GOOD supply. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY and New Mexico are still producing with mixed quality reports. Prices will most likely stabilize if not start a downward trend within a few weeks of the NW beginning the 2020/21 season. Mexico’s movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
Eastern WA has begun harvest of Red, Yellow & Fingerlings. Quality is said to be mixed so far. There will be ORGANIC colored spuds and fingerlings available as well. The price is high but stable. California is still producing ALL colors, however, supplies are tight. Look for this colored potato deal to stay strong with strong demand until Mt Vernon begins in the fall. The Mt Vernon district will be back in September.
Russet Potato Storage supplies remain TIGHT- Demand Exceeds Supply. Several shippers have finished in the PNW. What supplies are left are getting booked days in advance. It’s a scramble to stay ahead of demand. Planning days out is paramount! This will ease a bit; as a couple of sheds begin packing the week of July 20th. However, look for prices to stay high for several weeks and supplies to be sporadic. Idaho supplies are shrinking and a few more sheds are rumored to be finishing sooner than normal. New crop in WA/OR, which will start in earnest the week of July 27th, will help level the playing field and stabilize pricing- to a point. Idaho starts Norkotah crop by 2nd week of August. Quality and condition are good. Organic Russets are now available.
Steady supplies from North Carolina. Trading is moderate. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies are improving prices are down this week. Moderate supplies from Virginia, Michigan, and North Carolina. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Same as zucchini. California is harvesting, supplies are decent and markets are down a little this week. We are seeing steady supplies from Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia. Prices are 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 quality; Baja has started as well. 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.