Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Green Bells have finished in Nogales. Production is winding down in Coachella and transitioning to the Bakersfield area. Supplies will remain snug. Colored bells are also tight.
Georgia: Moderate supplies from South Georgia. Prices are slightly higher. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading on Jalapeno fairly slow, others moderate. Prices on Jalapeno lower, Poblano slightly higher, Anaheim generally unchanged.
Light supplies from Georgia. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Georgia. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Georgia. Prices are unchanged. 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.
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.
Moderate supplies from Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini crossings are winding down in Nogales there are limited supplies available. There is product crossing from Baja Mexico, California has also started harvesting in the Santa Maria and Fresno areas. Supplies and prices are steady.
Yellow Squash has pretty much finished up in Nogales, supplies are limited. California has started harvesting, supplies should improve as we get into next week.
Georgia: Moderate supplies. Prices on Yellow Crookneck, small lower, medium unchanged, others higher. Quality is generally good.
East Coast is in transition and supplies will be light. In the West, supply is also
tight as Nogales shippers and we are waiting on Central Mexico and Baja to come online.
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 as well but will recover quicker as San Joaquin scratches next week.
Eastern tomato supply is temporarily snug with supply improving later next week. Western supply is on the light side as well. The transition to Baja and MX is slow and is creating a tight market. CA has the desert deal yet it is not enough to cover all the volume. The next growing area to come online if the San Joaquin Valley with its majority of growers ready by the next week.