The Broccoli market is very active and the overall quality is poor to average. The recent excessive heat has created problems in the broccoli. Hollow core, misshapen sizing, and brown beads. This will continue through next week. Local farms throughout the country will start to take care of local markets.
Moderate supplies from Georgia and North Carolina. Prices on Red lower, Green is higher, others unchanged. Quality is variable.
The carrot market is relatively steady on processes product… due to the influx of USDA box program it has shippers harvesting slightly ahead of schedule. Causing a tightening on conventional jumbo and cello availability. Expect to see this market increase over the next month.
Quality and Condition has been good. Demand is fair. Markets look to be steady through next week with deals on 9s and 16s.
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 fewer volumes as local deals kick off regionally. Fair quality as Mexico heats up.
There continues to be ample supplies of green leaf. Like the red leaf, growers are harvesting plants early to get out of the fields before the extreme heat can damage the product.
The Iceberg Lettuce market is coming off of a spike in the market. But local farms throughout the country will ease the demand for California product. So look for the market to adjust down next week.
Plenty of red leaf available out of Salinas. Recent high temperatures have caused shippers to harvest early, thus creating smaller head size yet the quality is very nice.
Romaine lettuce is readily available from most shippers, while some growers are showing problems with the recent heat. The demand for Romane Hearts is high.