Avocados – High markets for 2 -3 more weeks. Iceberg & Romaine – Short supplies with fair to poor quality. Squash – Supplies are slightly off in the East. GA supplies continue to improve; more zucchini is available that yellow squash, with better quality in zucchini. Very good supplies from the West continues this week. Onion – The new crop has started in WA/ID with good quality. Grapes – Overall quality of red and green
Mushrooms – The hurricanes have affected south eastern farms, affecting climate control and supplies as a result. Lemons – Great supplies/sizes out of southern CA/dessert region. Cucumbers – Cucumbers are readily available with good quality; northern areas are waning. Tomatoes – Roma & Round: Available volume continues to be a factor, but low demand has kept the market at ease. Growers anticipate an active market in a few weeks when demand increases and supplies are
Avocados – Supplies beginning to improve with the release of new crop in Mexico. Broccoli – The market is in short supply due to unsettled weather and lack of supplies. Brussels Sprouts – Insect pressure is the main concern. Arugula/Spring Mix – Tender-leafed items are active due to quality issues. Citrus – Oranges: Historically low supplies on small sizes, demand exceeds all consumer needs. Squash – Squash is in very good supply; production and quality
Lettuce – Iceberg: markets are unsettled; quality is mostly fair to good. Tomatoes – Roma & Round: Overall volume across the U.S. and Mexico is extremely low. Onions – The new crop hss started in WA/ID with good quality. Cauliflower – Markets are starting to move upward. Quality is mostly fair to good. Asparagus – The supply chain is starting to recover and volume is beginning to arrive in Miami. Supply vs. demand should start
- Cucumbers – Supplies have tightened from heat, bloom drop and rain; quality is average. Supplies expected to improve over next 10-14 days.
- Tomatoes – Cherry & Grape: The market is volatile with significantly reduced suppliers and strong demand across the U.S. and Mexico.
- Broccoli – The market is very active. The industry is facing shortages over the next 7 – 14 days.
- Citrus – Lemons and Oranges: sizing is an issue, if you can,