Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices are higher. Bushel cartons/crates precooled; Round Green Type machine picked mostly. Quality is generally good.
Green bells have finished in Nogales. Production is winding down in Coachella and transitioning to the Bakersfield area. Supplies remain tight and prices are up, but supplies should start to improve next week. Red bell prices are down, yellow and orange are still snug.
Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are lower. 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo, extra-large and large. Others are unchanged; quality generally good
Trading early active, late is moderate. Prices on Jalapeno slightly lower, Anaheim and Poblano generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Georgia expected to decrease. Trading is fairly active. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Moderate supplies from Georgia expected to remain about the same. Prices on medium is lower, others steady. Some North Carolina growers estimate harvest to begin June 10-15. Quality is generally good.
Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions, to include ID, OR & WA, markets are steady on shrinking supplies. Storage supplies are winding down but available. Red and whites are finished for the season. There will be some availability of yellows right on through to the new crop in WA.
New crop Wintered Over onions will begin harvest in late June along with Walla Walla Sweets. Direct seed onions start in Mid- July. Mixed quality is being reported but for the most part, quality is good considering the age and low cost of these storage onions.
Sweet onions, as well as Organic Red, Yellows & Sweets, are finished for the 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 Potatoes market has changed significantly due to the COVID19 pandemic as have many commodities. There are so many variables that it is hard to relate to them all. Suffice it to say that there are good supplies of Large cartons-previously a tight commodity- and good supplies of small cartons and consumer pack sizes. Which are so very much in demand lately.
One keynote is that a large volume of process potatoes previously intentioned for the Foodservice sector or fry/ship sector are making their way into the table markets. Appearance and quality notwithstanding, this has evened the playing field in many ways and guaranteed good supplies until New Crop in July. Prices are steady.
A subject for later discussion but worthy of mentioning now is that the Upcoming New Crop russet markets, including the process sector, will not be business as usual. Expect a shakeup when we start again in the Fall.
Steady supplies from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Prices US number one slightly higher, others lower. Some Lousiana shippers are finished for the season. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini crossing through Nogales is finished for the season. Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies are steady and prices are up a little this week. Some product is also crossing from Baja.
Steady zucchini supplies from Georgia. Light supplies from Virginia expected to increase. Quality is generally good.
Yellow squash same as zucchini has Nogales finishing this item for the season. California and Baja are harvesting, supplies should improve as we get into next week. Prices are up a little this week.
Steady squash supplies from Georgia. Prices on Yellow Straightneck lower, others unchanged. Quality is generally good.
East Coast is in transition and supplies will be light; several growers have reported reducing crops at the beginning of the pandemic thus we will be in light conditions for the next several weeks.
In the West, supply remains tight as Nogales shippers are all but finished and we are waiting on Baja to come online. Central Mexico’s volume should begin to increase in the next 10 days.
East coast supply is between growing areas and the current areas do not have enough volume to cover demand; this situation will continue until July.
The West coast is in transition; supply is to improve later this month as Eastern Mexico, Baja, and the San Joaquin valley get further into the harvest. Quality and sizing are all over the board due to old crop yet will improve as the new crop comes online.
East Coast supply is light to moderate yet should increase a bit as multiple growing areas move further into the harvest. Sizing overall is on the larger side.
Western Coast is in transition. Western Mexico’s season is almost complete while Baja and Eastern Mexico are beginning to gain volume. San Joaquin Valley is scratching with more growers to go online in the near future.