Hey, we have a Broccoli market. The high heat early in the month brought on supplies of broccoli quicker than anticipated. This added volume the past 10 days has kept the market depressed. But now the supply pipeline has been diminished, and we will see a good broccoli market next week.
Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The conventional Carrot market is up slightly with light supplies of jumbo and cello. This demand is even starting to be felt on baby which demand is also up…. though no change in markets here are expected.
Cauliflower supplies are plentiful. Demand is just fair. Quality and condition have been good. Markets look to stay softer through next week. Lot of deals on 16s and 9s
The market remains fairly flat with plenty of celery being offered from various regions. Salinas Celery will have ash present upon arrival due to local fires. Good quality overall being reported
Green onion production has taken a hit due to the heat. A bit more than in past years. We may be struggling a little due to both production and logistics… like this week, we are only working 3 days. The market is good with fair quality.
Same as the Red Leaf. Early in the month heat either damaged older fields or accelerated the growth of younger fields creating an earlier than projected harvest. We will be in limited supplies of Green Leaf next week.
The Iceberg Lettuce market is a very depressed market. Consumers are still interested in Corn, Fruit, and Melons. Even with the limited plantings creating lower than normal supplies, demand is not there. We will continue to see prices around the break-even point for most shippers into next week.
Problems from high heat early in the month have made for irregular supplies of Leaf lettuce coming out of the Salinas Valley. Older fields were burned up, and newer fields were maturing faster than anticipated and had to be harvested early causing limited supplies for this time period.
We are still feeling an active Romaine market. Damage from early heat and just demand for processed salads have kept this market high. Romaine Hearts will continue at a high price, eating up a lot of the Romaine supplies.