The accelerated growth brought on by the heat we experienced a couple of weeks ago, is still creating problems in the Broccoli supplies. Limited supplies of “good quality” product are evident from Santa Maria to Salinas.
Moderate supplies from Michigan expected to continue seasonal decline. Prices unchanged. Quality good.
The conventional Carrot 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 market is trying to get better . Quality and condition is good . Shippers are saying less volume through next week could bring the markets up some .
Market is steady. Good availability on all sizes with great quality. The market will improve as the holidays get closer.
Market higher with good demand. Volumes and quality are improving with cooler night temps. Supplies should be up to normal in the next couple of weeks.
Continued problems in the field (heat-related and soil disease) are making for limited supplies of Green Leaf and its by-products. Short supplies will persist for a couple of weeks if not longer.
A very active market. The supplies are as limited as they have been all year. Heat-related, as well as soil disease have cut short supplies of Iceberg Lettuce production. In addition to an increase in business (more restaurants opening) processors are having to buy-up all available acreage to meet bagged lettuce and lettuce blends. There seems to be no help until the next new area comes into play. (Huron-Yuma)
With the Iceberg Lettuce, Green Leaf, and Romaine leaf markets active, consumers are buying more Red leaf to fill pallet space. While the overall demand for the Red leaf is still down, the newly added purchases have helped to raise the market.
The same problems with Iceberg and colored leaf supplies are making for continued problems in the Romane fields. Recent heat and soil problems have hindered the available supplies of Romaine and Romaine Hearts. This may not end until we get to Yuma (end of October).