Light supplies from Georgia as shippers are finished for the season. We are seeing light supplies from Virginia expected to increase. Harvesting is expected to begin around June 25th. Prices are higher. Quality is variable.
Green bell production has transitioned to the Bakersfield area. Supplies have improved a little but prices are up because of strong demand. Red bell prices are steady, yellow and orange are still snug. 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 higher, 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 on medium unchanged others lower. Quality is generally good.
This week was the last of the yellow storage onions from the NW, New crop Wintered Over onions have begun harvest along with Walla Walla Sweets. Winter Over Reds will begin next week, 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. Light supplies from Louisiana as some shippers are finished for the season. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria have started, supplies remain snug and prices are up again this week. Some product is also crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Georgia and Virginia. 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. The weather has affected supplies. We are seeing moderate supplies from Georgia and North Carolina. Initial light harvest of summer squash in Virginia expected to get underway within the period. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
East Coast is limited currently, yet the quality is excellent and sizing is dropping to preferred retail packs.
West Coast – Nogales is done this weekend yet Central Mexico and Baja are seeing an increase and should fill the demand.
East Coast starting next week will begin to enter a gap until the regional deals get started between the beginning and mid part of July.
West Coast is increasing volume each week as more growers come online, although note the pinch coming from the East Coast in 7 days as the west will shoulder the entire countries’ volume for 2 to 3 weeks.
East Coast is harvesting a moderate volume of rounds with half the crop leaning towards 5×6’s or better sizing. 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 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.