Better supplies of California Broccoli (Salinas/Santa Maria) has helped to adjust the market down. Look for the market to continue to adjust next week.
Moderate supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are higher. Quality is good.
The conventional market is up slightly as supplies of jumbo and cello continue to be limited. Growing conditions are such that the product is just not getting the size needed for these packs at this time. Demand continues strong on baby and processed product as well… though no change in markets here is expected.
Cauliflower quality and condition is very good. Moderate supplies industry-wide. The market is expected to firm up through next week.
Regional deals are now coming to an end and customers are heading back west for the product. We expect demand to ramp up as we head into the holidays. Market is steady with outstanding quality.
Light supplies have this market fairly tight. Growers expect the market to remain strong as business picks up. Fair quality with higher markets.
The Green Leaf supplies are now the most limited of the leaf items. Limited end of the season acreage will keep supplies of Green Leaf and Green leaf mixes short until Yuma starts.
Better supplies and a slowdown in retail demand has led to a market adjustment. But look for the market to catch and bounce until a “real” market is established. The next area of production is Huron. While not a Big Producer, Huron volume will add to the supply chain. It looks like Yuma could get started in the second week of November.
Even Red Leaf, which seems to be an afterthought of the leaf items is becoming active. End of the season acreage is limiting and supplies will become short until the desert starts.
Romaine and Romaine Hearts continue and will continue to be limited in supplies until we reach the desert. End of the season acreage in Salinas will keep volumes down and prices are up. No price relief through this month.