Good supplies from Georgia. The prices are unchanged. Quality is variable.
Green bells are down a little this week. The product is shipping from Coachella. Nogales is still a week or 2 away from crossing green bells. Red, Yellow, and Orange are a little higher this week. Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Anaheim slightly higher, others slightly lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons and crates. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Virginia. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. The product is still crossing through Baja and Nogales. Supplies have improved and quality has been nice. Good supplies from Florida expected to increase as more shippers begin the season. Trading Pickles Moderate, Waxed Medium and Fair quality and fairly slow at higher prices, carton 24s fairly slow. Prices on waxed medium and fair and quality is higher. Moderate supplies from Georgia. Quality is generally good.
Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase as more shippers started harvesting. Trading is fairly slow. Prices on the medium are lower. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions Demand is good on all colors. Medium Yellows in particular are gaining strength as demand pushes supply. Export continues with strong FOB’s as well. White onion demand has ebbed and flowed this season. Mexico’s export demand pushed prices up until they were no longer attractive; prices dropped. Of course, Mexico exports once again took advantage of lower pricing; prices are now rising. Interesting. Onion harvest is complete in the NW, everything is undercover. Markets appear to be stable with underlying firmness in the air. All colors of Organic Onions are available albeit at higher pricing this season.
Mt Vernon: the harvest is complete. Good supplies in the barn. Outstanding color on these varietals this season. White B’s seem to be very popular currently and a bit tight. All colors are available including Fingerlings. Organics are available. Eastern WA continues with a small supply of Red & Yellow potatoes to go perfectly with your russet and onions orders. Quality Good. ORGANIC colored spuds are available as well.
Large Russet cartons continue to be moved at discounted prices across the nation as another round of COVID threatens to slow restaurant trade once again this fall. WA & OR tend to have normal crop yield this season peaking on larger size spuds. Thusly, small count cartons & consumer packs prices are firming as demand meets supply. However, Idaho, with an evident smaller size profile this season, continues to discount all carton sizes, showing growing strength on consumer packs. Harvest is complete for the most part with a strangler here and there. Perfect timing as typical freezing temps hit the PNW. – Quality is outstanding. Organic Russets are available.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi expected to begin increasing in anticipation of Thanksgiving Day holiday ads. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – There are good supplies of zucchini available in Nogales, quality is good, prices are steady. Central Cal and Baja are winding down. Prices are steady. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase as more shippers begin harvesting. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow Squash is the same as zucchini, prices are steady. The product is crossing through Nogales, quality is improving. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase as more shippers begin harvesting. Light supplies are expected from Georgia as some shippers are finished for the season. Quality is generally good.
The East: Availability is loosening up and is improving weekly, volume should be steady. Quality is variable.
The West: Supply is improving, Baja is having quality and supply issues due to weather.
The East: Supply is still very light and expectation is this will not turn around until near Thanksgiving.
The West: Mexican supplies are becoming more prevalent as more regions onboard. California is done for the season.
East Coast: Supplies continue to be light due to the transition. Sizing is even and quality is good. Expect volume to increase in the next 7 to 10 days.
West Coast: The Mexican fall crop is beginning to take shape, supplies should increase weekly. California season is officially done.