Demand is good for Broccoli, as Salinas and Santa Maria finish their Summer harvest. Supplies will be limited until the desert harvest builds inventories (later this month).
Steady supplies from Michigan expected to decrease slightly. Trading is slow. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good. Very light supplies from Georgia as most shippers expect to start harvest after November 5, 2020.
Carrot market steady at this time despite just fair to good supplies. Jumbo and cello are starting to show some improvement though not expected to last as the product is booking up fast for the holiday pulls. Demand continues strong on baby and processed products as well… though no change in markets here is expected. Processed baby and snack packs are struggling to keep up with the demand. As such shippers are not taking on any new business and are prorating regular orders…. this is expected to last through Thanksgiving.
CAULIFLOWER DEMAND IS GOOD. WIDE RANGE IN QUALITY AND CONDITION. SALINAS IS WINDING DOWN AND YUMA IS JUST GETTING STARTED. THE MARKETS LOOK TO BE STRONGER THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
You can definitely tell celery is on the uptick. Salinas volumes are dropping and demand is picking up due to the Holiday push. Expect the market to stay fairly active through November and December.
Market steady with fair demand. Supplies are plentiful with nice quality. Shippers are expecting to transition down to the desert in mid-November.
TRANSITION. The Green leaf situation remains limited with supplies, as Salinas is all but finished for the season. The desert has commenced harvest and most businesses will be loading south. The market will continue to trade at high levels throughout the month.
TRANSITION. The Iceberg Lettuce shippers are painting a rough picture during the transition. Extra heat days in the desert coupled with a soil disease have stunted the early part of the season. Small head size and light weights will be prevalent until Thanksgiving.
TRANSITION. Red Leaf, like all the leaves, has started harvest out of the Desert. We only have a few fields left in Salinas. With cooler temperatures and rain forecasted for this weekend, the business will be moving south.
TRANSITION. Same as the other leaves, Romaine fields are about finished out of Salinas. The desert has started and supplies are available South. Some shippers are still loading out of Salinas are bringing up Romaine and Romaine Hearts from the desert and loading North. With cooler temps and rain forecasted this weekend, this should be the last week for Salinas leaf.