There appears to be plenty of Broccoli and Broccoli Crown supplies coming out of the desert. The market reflects this situation as we continue to see lower prices. Santa Maria, which is producing broccoli has been hit with recent rains and cooler temperatures. Quality problems could persist, so stay away from this area for a few weeks.
Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly decrease. Prices on Red type generally unchanged, others lower. Quality is generally good.
The carrot market continues steady at this time despite fair supplies. That being said expect to see supplies limited for the next few months as USDA Farm to Family box program kicks in for another round. Jumbo and cello market is inching back up; call to get your order on the books. Demand for snack carrots continues strong and advance ordering is a must. Look for prorating to be a possibility on snacks.
The cauliflower market is slowly turning around. Shippers are saying less volume through next week. The quality and condition have been good. Look for markets to get better through next week.
The celery market has slowed down as demand had dropped. Still not an abundance of product, the market should start coming off as we get over the super bowl pull.
GO market is still very tight as Mexico continues to get cold temps. Quality is fair with good demand. The market should stay strong through the next few weeks.
Plenty of GREEN LEAF. Supplies of green leaf lettuce out of the desert are plentiful and will remain plentiful next week.
Recent cooler temperatures in the desert has slowed production, but demand has not increased enough to jump the market. Steady as she goes into next week.
Now that the demand for RED LEAF has subsided, growers have been able to catch-up on their fields and supplies have increased enough to adjust prices down.
Adequate supplies of ROMAINE have kept this market steady. Demand has started to increase slightly, but supplies are enough they we should not see much of a price increase next week if any.