Movement expected to decrease as some shippers are finished for the season in Georgia. Light supplies. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Green bell production is winding down in Coachella and transitioning to the Bakersfield area. Supplies remain tight and prices are steady. Supplies should start to improve as more growers start to harvest. Red bell prices are steady, yellow and orange are still snug.
Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices on Jumbo and Extra large higher, others unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Trading is moderate. Prices on Serrano and Poblano slightly lower, Jalapeno lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Georgia expected to decrease. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
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 expected to remain about the same. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
We are expecting moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
WA next week will be the last of the yellow storage onions from the NW, New crop Wintered Over onions will begin harvest JUNE 22nd along with Walla Walla Sweets. Winter Over Reds will begin the week of June 29th, with a few Transplant Red and Yellows projected to begin Mid-July. So this year will see literally no gap in supplies for onions from WA. Another great reason to shop in WA for all your onion needs. Direct seed onions start late July. Organic Red, Yellows & sweets are finished for the season in NW. California: All colors are available, Prices are steady albeit lower than normal for that district. Imperial Valley had a blow out sale- due to excessive heat at the end of harvest- which put pressure on the FOBs in the San Joaquin District. mixed quality is being reported on Reds and Whites.
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 is steady now- with underlying strength. Good supplies abound in WA, Idaho Burbanks are available with tight supplies on large sizes- small sizes are more available. However, USDA food bank programs are adding pressure to consumer packs. Tight Supply is a fact that has never changed, even with the COVID 19 pandemic changing the playing field as it has. Supplies will become tighter as we near the end of the storage crop, CO has experienced similar difficulties with a lack in large sizes. WA has a good size. Prices are beginning to push up as pressure moves from ID and CO into WA to fill the upcoming foodservice needs as restaurants begin to open across the USA and Canada. Quality and condition are good. Organic Russets are NOT available. New Crop WA supplies project for late July.
Steady supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Moderate supplies from Louisiana as some shippers are finished for the season. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies are limited prices are up this week. Some product is also crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Georgia and Virginia. Light supplies from North Carolina as more producers begin to harvest. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Same as zucchini. California and Baja are harvesting, supplies remain tight and prices are up this week. Supplies should improve in a week if the weather cooperates. We are seeing moderate supplies from Georgia. Supplies from North Carolina are expected to increase as more producers begin to harvest; however, the harvest is being curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
East Coast is limited currently, yet the quality is excellent and sizing is a bit larger than normal. In the next few weeks sizing should reduce and volumes rise.
West Coast Nogales is on its last legs yet Central Mexico and Baja are seeing an increase and should fill the demand.
East Coast is going to be in a tough spot soon as the large deals are fading. There will be a gap until local deals start. However, these deals are starting a full 3 months late due to weather during the beginning of the planting cycle. This will push demand out West.
West Coast is increasing volume each week as more growers come online, although note the pinch coming from the East Coast in 10 days may disrupt supply.
East Coast is harvesting a moderate volume of rounds with half the crop leaning towards 5×6’s or better sizing. Towards the end of the month, we have VA/TN and NC delayed so expect it to be very tight the 1st few weeks into July sending the demand to the West.
West Coast is having a smoother transition than a few weeks back; sizing is large and good quality. San Joaquin has started scratching with mature greens; expect volume to pick up in the next 21 to 30 days.