While still somewhat active for some shippers, the majority of Broccoli growers in California are feeling less demand and better supplies. East Coast farms are in peak production, helping to take some pressure off of the California demand. California’s market is adjusting down.
Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
The carrot market is moving up, which is something we rarely see this time of year…. due to the influx of USDA box program it has shipper harvesting slightly ahead of schedule. Causing a tightening on conventional jumbo and cello availability. Expect to see Jumbo and Cello markets stay strong and supplies are limited for the next 6-8 weeks until shippers can start to break into there early fall fields. This demand is even starting to be felt on baby; which demand is also up…. though no change in markets here is expected.
Cauliflower demand is steady. Supplies are getting better with the warmer weather. Markets look to be steady throughout the week. There could be some deals on 9s and 16s.
The market has taken a jump in pricing as Salinas is now the primary shipping region. Also, a few suppliers battle labor issues due to social distancing out in the fields. Nice quality being reported out of the Salinas Valley.
The market continues to stay steady on pricing. Local plantings are now down in volumes as regional throughout the country and Canada has started. Expect markets to remain steady. Good quality being reported.
Like the Red Leaf, the Green Leaf is in Summer plantings, but not like the Red Leaf, Green Leaf is in high demand. Look for this market to continue to climb.
This market is primed to take off. Again, limited summer plantings have taken away normal supplies. Processors are starting to buy up acreage to meet their bagged salads’ needs. Also the Govt. Box Program is grabbing as much cello wrap iceberg lettuce as possible
Limiting Summer month’s plantings and competition from local farms throughout the country is keeping the supply limited. But the demand for Red leaf is also limited so we have a steady depressed market.
Romaine is very active. Limiting supplies, coupled with high demand is making for an increased market. Processors are using more Romaine for their salad blends, and demand for Romaine Hearts for the Govt. Box Program, make limiting supplies for most other business.