After bottoming out, the Broccoli market has bounced up. Supplies will continue to be harvested out of Salinas, but the volume will be moving South. The market will settle next week.
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 have struggled the last few months with growing conditions just not producing enough size to meet the demands of these packs. 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 starting to prorate on regular orders…. this is expected to last at least 2-3 weeks.
CAULIFLOWER DEMAND IS FAIRLY GOOD. WIDE RANGE IN QUALITY AND CONDITION. MARKETS COULD TRY TO GET BETTER WITH SALINAS WINDING DOWN AND YUMA NOT READY YET.
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.
Green Leaf remains the tightest commodity of all the leaf varieties. Soil problems and heat damage wiped a majority of the Green Leaf supplies out of the Salinas Valley. New crops out of the Desert will start in a limited way next week, but loading will still be in Salinas next week.
For most shippers, this is the last week of the Iceberg harvest in the Salinas Valley. Huron is has a few more weeks, and Yuma will get started next week. As transition happens to the desert, we will see the market react upward as supplies are spread out in many areas. Trucks do not like this time of year.
Red Leaf Lettuce, like all leaf lettuces out of Salinas, is about finished for the season. Demand for Red Leaf is down and the market shows.
Romaine, like all the leafs continue to be in limited supplies as the last fields in the Salinas Valley get harvested. The Coachella Valley and the Desert will commence harvest next week. But the early harvesting numbers will be low volume. High markets will continue.