Limited supplies in California have increased the market on broccoli and broccoli crowns. But with broccoli being harvested in the Mid-West , East coast and Canada, this price increase is just enough to get the market off of the ground.
Moderate supplies from Georgia expected to decrease as shippers are generally finished for the season. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Carrot market steady with good supplies. Growers are seeing better supplies of Jumbo and cello size in the fields which is a plus. Demand for snack carrots continues strong and advanced ordering is still the way to go.
Cauliflower quality & conditions have been good. Demand is very light. Markets about steady. Deals have been on 9s & 16s. Harvest curtailed by market conditions.
Market slightly higher, good demand. Now that Salinas has started and Oxnard will continue to decline in volume. A bit of an upward stirrup has occurred. Expect markets to improve as growers curtail harvest to tighten up supplies and minimize their losses.
Market Steady. Onion volumes will continue to drop as Mexican acreage drops. Quality is typically fair this time of the year due to heat and insect pressure.
Limiting the acreage planted for the Summer months has provided fewer available cartons of green leaf. While the market is adjusting to the shortages, don’t look for much change for the month of June.
Extreme heat in Salinas is keeping harvesting crews from working full days. This coupled with limiting planted acreage during the Summer have made for less supplies and an increased market with iceberg. After prices being on the floor, we are going to see double-digit prices for the month of June.
Limiting interest for red leaf will keep the market depressed, even with the limiting acreage planted.
Better demand for limited available product. Romaine and Romaine Hearts. have shown some life this week. Going into next week we should see better demand and higher prices.