The Broccoli market has seen better days, but with the recent heat, and weather problems, we will finally see a better market next week. Plus, adverse weather on the East Coast will create interest for California product.
Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The conventional Carrot market is up, supplies expected to stay tight until mid-August limiting jumbo and cello availability. This demand is even starting to be felt on the baby. Although no change in markets here is expected.
CAULIFLOWER DEMAND IS JUST FAIR. QUALITY AND CONDITION HAS BEEN GOOD. MARKETS LOOK TO STAY SOFT THROUGH NEXT WEEK WITH DEALS STILL ON 16S AND 9S.
Market steady/demand has dropped off a bit as Celery is in full transition between Oxnard/Santa Maria and Salinas. Good quality overall.
Market steady/Green onions are now in summer plantings which means less volume as local deals kick off regionally. Fair quality as Mexico heats up.
Same as the Red Leaf, the heat and humidity and ash from the fires will create a limited supply of Green Leaf next week. We still feel that the demand will not be high, just limiting supplies will increase the market.
The Iceberg lettuce market remains steady. But like the other leaf items, we will start to see problems in the Iceberg lettuce as High Heat, Humidity, and Ash from the fires create problems. Processed salads will keep the available supplies moving and keep the market steady.
High Heat, High Humidity, and Fires in the Salinas Valley are making for problems in the leaf fields. A depressed market has made it easy for shippers to bypass some fields and move on. Starting next week we will see the leaf market perk up. Not because of demand, but because of limited supplies.
The Romaine market continues to have a good market. The demand for processed salads is still driving this item. This double-digit market will continue into next week. Again, Ash from the local fires will become prevalent in almost all samples.