Market Report: Week of August 1, 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

(Note: See end of report for explanation to the color codes)

 

Tomatoes

 

East

 •    Rounds- VA continues to push through their harvest, however there is not enough supply to support demand. TN, NC, and AL are anticipating a slight volume increase as growers dig further into fields. With the lack of overall volume, FOB prices rise across the board. Extra large and large are slightly up while mediums make the biggest increase for next week. While quality is generally good, we still recommend to keep inventory on the tighter side as the sporadic showers continue to pop up on the east coast.

 •   Romas- The market remains active with FOB prices moving up a few dollars on all sizes. Growers are still experiencing a sluggish harvest resulting in less yield for the marketplace. Quality is fairly good considering the abnormally rainy weather patterns the region has seen this season.

 •   Grapes- Although supplies are steadily coming from VA & NC as well as a few other regions, both bulk and pint prices move gently upwards as the demand strengthens for good quality tomatoes..

 •    Cherries- Despite supply and demand staying steady, the FOB market is increase a few dollars moving into next week.

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- It might sound like a broken record, but the fact is temps in CA are still pushing over 100 degrees day after day. The winter rain a few months ago forced lighter plantings in some areas. The results of this are showing with less fruit to harvest for the next 10-14 days. Thus, FOB prices are higher as demand exceeds supply. Please note the wide range in quality due to the heat. Tomatoes are very tender and shelf life is shorter than typically expected. We continue to highly recommend to keep a very tight inventory.

  •   Romas- CA romas are extremely tight and quality is fair at best. Most demand is turning to Baja to fill their needs. FOB prices have an exceptionally wide range which directly corresponds to the quality available. Quality is very suspect due to the 100+ degree temperatures in the area. Supply improvement is not expected for another 4-6 weeks.

  •   Grapes- Steady supplies trickle in from the Baja region. Demand is slightly up which is putting some small upward force on FOB prices.

  •   Cherries- Supplies and demand remain in balance. Prices somewhat move up as the better quality demands a higher price point.

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions.  This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and

 

suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- NC & NJ have steady supplies. MI has finally started to have a little product trickle into the market which is gently easing up FOB prices across all sizes. Quality is still suspect coming from the southern states due to the intermittent showers.

         West- Supply finally is improving therefore prices are slightly moving downward. However, quality is questionable. As reported previously, harvesting hours are limited due to the high temps. Pepper is staying in the fields and sun too long resulting in quality concerns at the time of harvest.

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Red Bell Pepper

         West- FOB prices move down once again as supplies look much better.

 

Yellow Squash

         East- Good volume is coming from NJ, MI, NC & SC and steady pricing moving into next week. However, some challenges are faced with the quality because of the rainy weather patterns.

         West- Slight upward pressure coming from the central area of CA. Quality has been somewhat challenging due to the temperatures out west.

 

Green Squash

         East- Look for stable FOB prices from the eastern region. Quality at times can show a few challenges from rains, however, it is generally good.

         West-. Prices and volume are stable. The external appearance is proving to be a little better than the yellow squash and overall quality is good.

 

Cucumbers

         East- Cooler weather in MI could put a little pressure on supply, however, overall prices, supply and demand are all steady. We still suggest to keep inventory tight due to quality defects resulting from the rainy season.

         West- FOB prices are steady from the Baja region with good supplies being harvested.

 

Eggplant

         East- Better supplies have pushed FOB prices back down from the NC, SC, and NJ areas. . Quality remains good from the region.

         West- Prices are steady, however, quality continues to be a struggle from the region. There is a split FOB market in which the less favorable quality directly corresponds to the lower prices.

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Jalapenos

East- Although supply is still a little weak, FOB prices are steady.

West- As Santa Maria volume increases, FOB prices are very slightly down. Quality is looking fairly good from the region.

 

Beans

         East- MI & TN are starting their season harvest in addition to NC & SC. FOB prices are down slightly.

         West- The heat is resulting in quality trouble, however, beans are still coming from the Brentwood and Watsonville area. FOB prices are steady moving into next week.         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $2.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $2.50 and $5.00 from the previous week.  It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/ or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation.  However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market

Market Report: July 25, 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

(Note: See end of report for explanation to the color codes)

 

Tomatoes

 

East

 •    Rounds- VA continues to push through their harvest, however there is not enough supply to support demand. TN, NC, and AL are anticipating a slight volume increase as growers dig further into fields. With the lack of overall volume, FOB prices rise across the board. Extra large and large are slightly up while mediums make the biggest increase for next week. While quality is generally good, we still recommend to keep inventory on the tighter side as the sporadic showers continue to pop up on the east coast.

 •   Romas- The market remains active with FOB prices moving up a few dollars on all sizes. Growers are still experiencing a sluggish harvest resulting in less yield for the marketplace. Quality is fairly good considering the abnormally rainy weather patterns the region has seen this season.

 •   Grapes- Although supplies are steadily coming from VA & NC as well as a few other regions, both bulk and pint prices move gently upwards as the demand strengthens for good quality tomatoes..

 •    Cherries- Despite supply and demand staying steady, the FOB market is increase a few dollars moving into next week.

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- It might sound like a broken record, but the fact is temps in CA are still pushing over 100 degrees day after day. The winter rain a few months ago forced lighter plantings in some areas. The results of this are showing with less fruit to harvest for the next 10-14 days. Thus, FOB prices are higher as demand exceeds supply. Please note the wide range in quality due to the heat. Tomatoes are very tender and shelf life is shorter than typically expected. We continue to highly recommend to keep a very tight inventory.

  •   Romas- CA romas are extremely tight and quality is fair at best. Most demand is turning to Baja to fill their needs. FOB prices have an exceptionally wide range which directly corresponds to the quality available. Quality is very suspect due to the 100+ degree temperatures in the area. Supply improvement is not expected for another 4-6 weeks.

  •   Grapes- Steady supplies trickle in from the Baja region. Demand is slightly up which is putting some small upward force on FOB prices.

  •   Cherries- Supplies and demand remain in balance. Prices somewhat move up as the better quality demands a higher price point.

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions.  This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and

 

suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- NC & NJ have steady supplies. MI has finally started to have a little product trickle into the market which is gently easing up FOB prices across all sizes. Quality is still suspect coming from the southern states due to the intermittent showers.

         West- Supply finally is improving therefore prices are slightly moving downward. However, quality is questionable. As reported previously, harvesting hours are limited due to the high temps. Pepper is staying in the fields and sun too long resulting in quality concerns at the time of harvest.

Red Bell Pepper

         West- FOB prices move down once again as supplies look much better.

 

Yellow Squash

         East- Good volume is coming from NJ, MI, NC & SC and steady pricing moving into next week. However, some challenges are faced with the quality because of the rainy weather patterns.

         West- Slight upward pressure coming from the central area of CA. Quality has been somewhat challenging due to the temperatures out west.

 

Green Squash

         East- Look for stable FOB prices from the eastern region. Quality at times can show a few challenges from rains, however, it is generally good.

         West-. Prices and volume are stable. The external appearance is proving to be a little better than the yellow squash and overall quality is good.

 

Cucumbers

         East- Cooler weather in MI could put a little pressure on supply, however, overall prices, supply and demand are all steady. We still suggest to keep inventory tight due to quality defects resulting from the rainy season.

         West- FOB prices are steady from the Baja region with good supplies being harvested.

 

Eggplant

         East- Better supplies have pushed FOB prices back down from the NC, SC, and NJ areas. . Quality remains good from the region.

         West- Prices are steady, however, quality continues to be a struggle from the region. There is a split FOB market in which the less favorable quality directly corresponds to the lower prices.

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Jalapenos

East- Although supply is still a little weak, FOB prices are steady.

West- As Santa Maria volume increases, FOB prices are very slightly down. Quality is looking fairly good from the region.

 

Beans

         East- MI & TN are starting their season harvest in addition to NC & SC. FOB prices are down slightly.

         West- The heat is resulting in quality trouble, however, beans are still coming from the Brentwood and Watsonville area. FOB prices are steady moving into next week.

         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $2.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $2.50 and $5.00 from the previous week.  It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/ or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation.  However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market

Market Report: July 18, 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT July 18, 2017

(Note: See end of report for explanation to the color codes)

 Tomatoes

East

 •    Rounds- Virginia tomato product is producing a fairly good quality product considering the weather and a decent volume for the area. TN, NC, and AL are having a sluggish start due to weather conditions. Demand is still strong which is putting upward pressure on FOB prices. Quality at times can be sparing. For that reason, we continue to recommend keeping your inventory on the tight side.

 

 •   Romas- Romas are extremely active this week as well as moving into next week. As we are seeing with the rounds, roma production is very unhurried to start this season. Thus resulting in an upward spike in FOB prices. We advise to err on the cautious side with inventory as quality can be questionable at times due to the frequent showers.

 

 •   Grapes- NC and VA crops are not quite at full harvest, however, supplies are improving. There is a quality spread in the marketplace. Although pricing remains somewhat stable, the better quality product results in having to pay a higher FOB.

 

 •    Cherries- There is a small amount of upward pressure on FOB prices, however, supply and demand remain in symmetry.

 

 

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- Week after week, western tomatoes remain in battle with the tremendously hot temperatures. Growers are walking away from fields due to not being able to pick them in the heat before the fruit ripens. Though supply is steady for now, there is potential for a slight gap due to not having enough time in the day to harvest before temps reach 100+. In addition, there is a significant range in quality, resulting in a range in FOB prices. We still highly recommend to keep inventories tight due to the tenderness and shorter shelf life.

 

  •   Romas- Volume from eastern MX and Baja is moderate as best. There is a significant range in quality due to the extreme heat, which directly corresponds with the wide spread in FOB prices. The higher quality fruit is costing a few dollars more on the FOB side.

 

  •   Grapes- Prices are fairly stable, however, better quality will result in a slightly higher than average FOB price. Volume is steady coming from the Baja region.

 

•      Cherries- Western supplies and FOB prices remain secure moving into next week.

 

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions. This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- The NC and NJ crops continue to produce a fair volume, but not enough to meet demand. MI is looking to start in 10-14 days which should give much needed relief. FOB prices for extra large and choice are up while large remains steady. Quality is decent despite the spotty rain.        West- Supplies remain short and quality is showing to be subpar. The heat is limiting harvest hours which means more pepper staying in the fields. Thurs, a quality concern when it comes time to pick. Look for higher FOBs from the west.

 

Red Bell Pepper

         West- As supplies improve, FOB prices are showing downward pressure.

 

Yellow Squash

         East- All eastern growing regions, NJ, MI, NC, and SC, are producing a good volume with FOB prices slightly lower. However, quality challenges are present due to the pop up showers.

         West- FOB prices remain weak as the west harvests good volume from Santa Maria, Watsonville, and Fresno. Quality is good coming from these areas despite the heat.

 

Green Squash

         East- FOB prices are expected to remain steady. Quality is proving to be good despite the rainy weather pattern.

         West-. Stable quality and pricing is reflective of the good volume harvested in the central area.

 

Cucumbers

         East- MI and NJ have good supplies and FOB prices are fairly stable with a possible slight decrease. Quality is generally good from both regions, however, there is still questionable product in the marketplace. We continue to recommend to keep inventory tight.

         West- Supply from Baja is plentiful with improvement in quality. Look for a gentle decline in FOB prices.

 

Eggplant

         East- FOB prices are active and moving up as volume has declined in NC, SC, and NJ. Quality remains good from the region.

         West- Fresno is in production, however, the heat is showing less favorable quality. Look for Brentwood to begin in the next week which should give relief to pricing and quality.

 

Jalapenos

East- Prices are steady despite the lower supply from the east this time of year.

West- Santa Maria is starting to pick up their volume which is helping maintain steady market prices. Despite this, overall supplies are still fairly limited for another week or two.

 

Beans

East- The market continues to gently fall as production increases from NC & SC.

West- Light supplies from Brentwood and Watsonville are keeping the FOB price high from the region. Quality is showing some indications of trouble due the high temperatures.

         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $2.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $2.50 and $5.00 from the previous week.  It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/ or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation.  However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: July 10, 2017

Tomatoes

 

East

 •    Rounds- TN, NC, and VA are just getting started with their seasonal production. FOB prices for medium size remains stable while large and extra-large sizes are up slightly due to a shortage in supply. Quality overall remains sound, however, the east is still experiencing sporadic rain showers. Therefore, a close eye is being kept on shelf life.

 

 •   Romas- FOB prices are down substantially with good supplies harvesting in the east.

 •   Grapes- NC and VA are beginning to produce good supplies while SC winds down their season. Prices remain steady. Quality is generally good despite the recent rains.

 

 •    Cherries- Both supply and demand are steady while FOB prices are down about a dollar. Quality is consistent from the region.

 

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- As previously reported, extreme temperatures are taking a toll on the CA crop (see weather forecast at end of report). Growers have seen 5+ days straight of temperatures over 100 degrees, which results in shorter days for picking. We are also seeing a large variance in quality, resulting in a wide range of FOB prices. Extra-large size fruit is in short supply while medium size fruit is more readily available at this time. It is recommended to keep inventories tight as product is showing tenderness.

 

  •   Romas- The western roma market has become a little slippery as we move forward in production. Although prices are showing slight downward pressure, quality issues are very apparent due to the extreme heat to the point that one Baja grower suffered a complete crop failure. The wide range in FOB prices corresponds with the wide range in quality.

 

  •   Grapes- FOB prices and availability are steady from the Baja region, yet quality continues to be monitored closely due to heat.

 

•            Cherries- A slight decrease in pricing is reflective of the good supplies produced in the West.

 

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions. This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- the NC crop continues to produce, however, supplies are fairly light from the region. NJ is expected to get into their fields in about a week and MI is about 10-14 days from harvest. FOB prices remain somewhat flat. Quality looks good despite the periodic showers.

         West- Supplies are tight coming from the region and FOB prices are on the rise. The yields from Bakersfield are showing signs of quality trouble while Fresno and surrounding growing regions have good quality but do not have enough volume to support the crop transition.

 

Red Bell Pepper

         West- Relief is in sight. FOB prices are beginning to fall as supplies steadily improve.

 

Yellow Squash

         East- NJ, MI, NC, and SC are each producing fairly sound product. Some quality issues present themselves in older fields. FOB prices are generally stable.

         West- The harvest from the west is showing good yield and quality. Prices have slight downward pressure going into next week.

 

Green Squash

         East- Following suit of yellow squash, NJ, MI, NC and SC crops have good volume. FOB prices are slightly down for medium and fancy. Large remains stable.

         West-. Quality remains good as supplies are coming in strong. FOB prices slightly down moving into next week.

 

Cucumbers

         East- Volume is improving from MI and NJ is producing a dependable crop. FOB prices are beginning to fall as more supplies from MI fill the void. We have seen slight improvement in quality, however, until this is consistent we recommend inventory be kept tight.

         West- FOB prices are easing up in the west as Baja’s supplies improve in both volume and quality for all grades.

 

Eggplant

         East- There is a variance in price as GA continues to harvest less favorable quality while NC and SC have a strong supply. FOB prices remain relatively stable.

         West- FOB prices are steady despite Fresno having a slow start. Look for Stockton to begin their harvest in the next two weeks to help fill the pipeline.

 

Jalapenos

         East- Light supplies are coming from the east as we wait for the new crops to come on board in 10-14 days. Despite limited volume, FOB prices remain fairly stable.

         West- Very limited supplies are expected for another 2-3 weeks due to light plantings. FOB prices are steady.

 

Beans

East- NC & SC are producing light supplies, however, FOBs are down subtly.

         West- Still fairly light supplies from the west, but improvement is expected in a week. FOB prices are steady.

         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $2.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $2.50 and $5.00 from the previous week.  It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/ or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation.  However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: July 3, 2017

Tomatoes

 

East

 •    Rounds- We be transitioning to Virginia within the next week just as our South Carolina coastal crop winds down. Tennessee and North Carolina are looking to start their full production harvest in about two weeks. FOB prices are flat with no change at all. The fields continue to produce good quality, but we are keeping a close eye on shelf life due to the rainfall.

 •    Romas- Supplies are slightly improving on medium and large size romas while extra large remain tight. With that, large size are down about $2.00 and medium size down about $4.00

 •   Grapes- Although the crop continues to produce a good amount, FOB prices are up a few dollars. Just like rounds, quality remains good, however, due to rains we still advise to keep inventory close.

 •   Cherries- Demand is steady while FOB prices are slightly up for next week. Quality is still proving to be good.

 

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- All growers in California are harvesting and supplies are ample. FOB prices for all sizes have slightly moved somewhat downward. The heat, however, is proving itself within the quality of the fruit. We are seeing soft and tender tomatoes. Tight inventory is highly suggested as Mother Nature pushes the limits. See the forecast below for the continuous hot temperatures moving through the region.

  •   Romas- The roma market in the west is finally slipping downward. Prices from Baja and McAllen are down about $2.00

for large and $1.00 for medium. Supplies are looking better as we move into next week.

  •   Grapes- FOB prices remain unchanged, but continue to have a wide range which is reflective of the range in quality coming from the Baja growing area. Quality is continues to be suspect even though volume is good. Tight inventory is recommended.

  •   Cherries- Market prices are falling a few dollars moving into next week. Supplies remain healthy coming from the region.

 

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions. This type of

 

weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- North Carolina supplies are still producing a steady volume. FOB prices remain relatively flat as we head into next week and quality is still generally good. Georgia is still harvesting with a lower quality product than other regions due to rain, bringing a lower FOB market for this area.

         West- FOB prices are down slightly on large and medium grades. Extra-large and choice remain relatively stable as

California pushes through their crop. Quality remains good from this area.

 

Red Bell Pepper

         West- Pepper from the west is still in very short supply. Due to this supply gap, FOB prices are up again going into next

week.

 

Yellow Squash

East- FOB prices have fallen a few dollars again as NJ, SC, and NC produce good supplies. MI is just starting their crop. West- Western growers have great supplies. FOB prices are down around $3 dollars and quality continues to be good.

 

Green Squash

         East- Medium FOB prices are slightly up while the price of large remains flat. Supplies are improving from the region. Quality is still suspect due to the ample rainfall in the region. We advise to keep inventory tight.

         West-. Quality is still looking good from the western regions. Supplies are coming in strong and FOB prices are down.

 

Cucumbers

         East- NC supplies remain short and quality is unstable. Therefore, the east continues to turn to NJ and MI to fill the already dry pipeline. Quality from MI is looking good so far. Due to the short supply gap, FOB prices are up

         West- Supplies in the west are very light, driving FOB prices up significantly for carton, super select and select grades.

 

Eggplant

East- SC is producing a good supply of eggplant, however, FOB prices are slightly up.

West- Fresno has begun their harvest, but supplies are not plentiful enough to drive prices down. FOB prices are up a few dollars heading into next week. Stockton is about a week out from beginning their summer harvest.

 

Jalapenos

East- FOB prices remain steady, yet we are seeing a slight upward pressure.

West- Light plantings in the west have resulted in limited supplies. FOB prices are significantly up.

 

Beans

East- Supplies and FOB prices are easing up slightly but volume is still very short.

West- Eastern Washington has just started which is putting downward pressure on FOB prices.

 

         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $1.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week. It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation. However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors. Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

 

 

Market Report: June 27, 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT June 27, 2017

(Note: See end of report for explanation to the color codes)

 

Tomatoes

East

 •    Rounds- Florida and Georgia crops have completely ended due to rainfall. Our South Carolina coastal crop continues to harvest a healthy supply. As we move along the east coast harvest, Tennessee, North Carolina, and western South Carolina are looking to start harvesting in about two weeks. Quality remains good coming from the east; however, shelf life remains uncertain due to the rain. The good supplies coming from SC has resulted in FOB prices to decrease around $1.00.

 •    Romas- Once again, romas are the only tomato commodity that is experiencing a tight market. Tennessee is expecting to start their harvest within the next week. Extra-large and large size prices remain unchanged while mediums are up about $2.00.

 •   Grapes- Supplies continue to be bountiful coming from our South Carolina farms. Quality is good and FOB prices are slightly up.

 •    Cherries- Demand remains weak. FOB prices are down for next week due to the lack of demand. Quality is still proving to be good.

West/Mexico

 •   Rounds- California is moving full steam ahead with their harvest and the lower FOB prices are reflective of the ample supplies. Extra-large rounds are down about $2.00 while large and medium sizes have fallen about $1.50. As reported last week, a massive heat wave moved through the western region. Temperatures reached over 100 degrees for over a week and weather reports are still calling for more heat moving into next week. This heat wave is showing its strength as a direct result of the quality of the fruit. Tenderness is very apparent. Inventories are recommended to be kept as tight as possible.

  •   Romas- FOB prices from Baja remain steady from last week. Prices at McAllen crossing are little stronger this week. We expect better supplies in the next week or two which should start to put downward pressure on FOBs.

  •   Grapes- Although supplies are plentiful from the Baja region, some quality concerns are becoming apparent. We are seeing a wider than normal range in FOB prices which corresponds to the wide range we are seeing in quality. FOB prices are up as demand moves to higher priced grapes for more reliable quality.

  •   Cherries- Prices remain unchanged as supply and demand remain in equilibrium. There continues to be a limited amount of growers in the region.

 

 

 

NOTE:

All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all growing regions. This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and suspect shelf- life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

 

Green Bell Pepper

         East- NC crop continues their seasonal harvest. Quality is reasonably good coming from this area. FOB prices are somewhat down on large and choice while jumbo and extra-large remain steady. GA continues to harvest product that has gone through a lot of rain. This product is bringing lower FOB prices, but quality is generally unacceptable.

         West- FOB prices are steady as Bakersfield continues to harvest. Quality remains good from this area. Fresno is looking to start harvesting in about 10-14 days.

 

Red Bell Pepper

         West- The west is still experiencing a supply gap. As a result, FOB prices have risen once again. This gap is anticipated to carry on yet another week.

 

Yellow Squash

East- Lower FOB prices are reflecting the strong supplies coming from NJ, SC, and NC areas. West- Harvests are producing solid supplies and quality. FOB prices are down once again.

 

Green Squash

         East- Prices are fairly steady as the crop carries on from NJ, SC, and NC. Quality is somewhat improving, however the crop has gone through a great deal of rain. Therefore, we recommend to continue keeping inventories tight.

         West-. Various regions continue in full production. Quality continues to be good and FOB prices are down subtly.

 

Cucumbers

         East- GA has completed their summer crop. NC is coming up with short supplies as well as subject quality shown mostly in the form of short shelf life due to heavy rains. The east is looking to NJ and MI to fill the supply chain.

         West- Demand for Baja supplies remains light; however, FOB prices are slightly up due to a lower yield.

 

Eggplant

East- GA eggplant is abundant therefore FOB prices are descending.

West- While the desert crop is complete, Fresno starts just in time. FOB prices are up a few dollars. Stockton is about two weeks out from beginning their summer harvest.

Jalapenos

East- FOB prices remain relatively unchanged. GA crop is still going strong.

West- Nogales crop has finished. Santa Maria and Baja have begun but plantings are lighter than previous years. FOB prices are slightly up.

 

Beans

         East- Supply in the east is still extremely short. FOB prices have jumped up significantly again. GA, TN and eastern NC continue to battle the rainfall.

         West- Supplies are still snug, but FOBs have fallen a small amount. Eastern Washington is looking to start harvesting next week.

 

         Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $1.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

 

         Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week.  It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

 

         News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/ or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

 

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation.  However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for the following week.  If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: Week of 26 June 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

June 20, 2017

Tomatoes

East

• Rounds- The South Carolina crop is harvesting at full speed while northern Florida and

southern Georgia wrap up. An abundance of rain in the FL and GA region has resulted in an

earlier than normal end date. Overall quality is holding up better than expected taking into

account the amount of rainfall the growing regions have seen. However, shelf life continues to

remains suspect, therefore, inventories are recommended to stay tight. Good supplies from our

coastal SC farms has resulted in FOB prices for all sizes to fall approximately $3.00 from last

week. Our North Carolina and western South Carolina crop should begin in about 2-3 weeks.

• Romas- Romas continue to be the only tomato commodity to remain tight through next week.

The FOB prices are up a few dollars for medium and large while extra large remain relatively

flat. Quality, like rounds, has held up better than expected. Supplies are not expected to

improve for another few weeks.

• Grapes- Our South Carolina supplies are plentiful. Quality is still good, again, considering the

amount of rainfall.

• Cherries- Demand continues to be weak. FOB prices are up a couple of dollars from last week

and quality is generally good.

West/Mexico

• Rounds- As CA ramps up, temperatures are on the rise as well. The forecast is calling for 100+

degree temperatures over the next week (see forecast on last page). Tender fruit was initially

apparent due to the high temperatures, however, we are currently seeing an overall

improvement recently. We will see if the improvement can hold during the next round of

extreme temperatures. FOB prices have fallen about $6.00 on all sizes in the west.

• Romas- Romas will remain tight for about another week until the CA crop begins. Prices are

generally flat currently, however, are expected to fall once CA is able to harvest and ship.

• Grapes- Baja supplies are plentiful and demand remains weak. This is resulting in FOB prices

to have fallen near suspension agreement minimums.

• Cherries- Although prices are stable, supplies are still very limited out of the western region

due to the few number of growers.

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy

afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all

growing regions. This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and

suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as

possible until we work through this product.

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Green Bell Pepper

East- NC crop is in full production. GA crops are presenting lower FOB prices; however, this

directly corresponds to the quality the region is producing. Quality defects are becoming more and

more apparent due to the ample rains. Some eastern suppliers are turning to the west to meet

demand due to the eastern quality imperfections. FOB prices are steady for all sizes with some

downward pressure.

West- FOB prices are slightly down as Bakersfield continues to harvest. Although

temperatures are high in the region, quality is still good at this time.

Red Bell Pepper

West- As previously reported, the western FOB prices are high due to a short supply gap.

Prices are anticipated to remain higher than usual for about another week or so until the supply gap

ends.

Yellow Squash

East- FOB prices are generally steady with slight downward pressures on both grades.

Supplies are available from the GA, SC, and NC regions.

West- Supplies are strong as we head into next week. Quality is good and FOB prices are

down sharply.

Green Squash

East- Supplies are available from GA, SC and NC. Prices are currently down slightly from last

week.

West-. Various regions continue in full production. Quality continues to be good and FOB

prices are down moderately.

Cucumbers

East- GA and NC fields have been hit extremely hard with heavy rains, resulting in some

quality issues and shorter shelf life. FOB prices, despite quality concerns, remain steady. The new NJ

product demands slightly higher prices than the older more southern fields.

West- Demand for Baja supplies remains light. FOB prices are down slightly this week. We

expect supplies to improve which will put additional downward pressure on prices.

Eggplant

East- GA remains as the core supplier. FOB prices are up slightly.

West- Desert supplies are almost finished while Fresno has not started yet. FOB prices are

generally steady, but downward pressure is expected when Fresno starts up.

Jalapenos

East- FOB prices are steady to up slightly with supplies coming from the GA region.

West- Supplies remain slightly limited as we wait for the Santa Maria crop to begin. Prices are

steady as we head into next week.

Beans

East- FOB prices are up again as rain takes a toll on the crop. GA, TN and eastern NC are the

sourcing regions and all have been hit with rains. Supplies are very short.

West- Supplies are still very light going into next week and prices are up once again. Prices

and supplies are not expected to see relief until the end of June.

• Eastern Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

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• Western Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

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Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes

can be expected to be $1.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no

news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB

pricing is generally up or down between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week. It will also be used to indicate news

that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally,

this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality

and/or availability.

News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/

or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a

major change from the previous week.

 Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of

the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation. However, commodity markets are

subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for

the following week. If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: Week of 19 June 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

June 13, 2017

Tomatoes

East

• Rounds- Eastern tomatoes continue to be sourced from the panhandle of FL, south GA and

the coastal region of SC. Each of the growing regions have received a lot of rain over the past

week with more expected this week, especially in the south GA and FL regions. Quality has

definitely suffered from the rain; however, the quality of tomatoes has held up better than

expected having gone through so much rain. Nevertheless, shelf-life remains suspect and

inventories should be kept as tight as possible. Demand continues to be relatively weak and

FOB prices continue to fall. Expect prices for all sizes to be down around $2 from last week.

Contract pricing for all sizes have fallen below trigger price points and will return to the fixed

contract levels.

• Romas- Romas are the one tomato commodity whose supplies are tight and the market active

and higher. FOB prices are up $4-$6 dollars depending on size. Quality continues to be

variable.

• Grapes- Our SC fields continue to produce improving supplies as demand remains weak. FOB

prices are down moderately. Quality remains generally good but becoming more variable.

• Cherries- Supplies have improved and demand remains weak. FOB prices are down again in

the $4 range this week.

West/Mexico

• Rounds- Mature green FOB prices are generally steady on all sizes. A few more CA growers

are starting up in a light way with more scheduled to start harvesting later this week. Demand

remains weak. Vine-ripes continue to cross at Baja but very few are crossing at McAllen and

Nogales is practically finished for the season. Demand for vine-ripes is slow.

• Romas- Crossings at both Baja and McAllen have lightened this week. The weather the past

week in Baja has caused a slowdown in growth and harvesting. FOB prices are up off the floor

from last week by over $5 on XL and large sizes. Mediums have not increased as much. We

expect this price spike to be very temporary as the weather has become more favorable and

normal harvesting should return soon.

• Grapes- Supplies have ramped up at Baja and demand continues to be weak which has

caused FOB prices to fall moderately again this week.

• Cherries- Supplies are not as plentiful this week which has caused FOB prices to increase by a

couple of dollars from last week.

NOTE: All the eastern growing regions continue to experience rain in the form of heavy

afternoon thunderstorms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week for all

growing regions. This type of weather almost always causes less than ideal quality and

suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable inventories be kept as tight as

possible until we work through this product.

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Green Bell Pepper

East- GA continues to be primary producer. FL fields also continue to produce and our eastern

NC fields have just come on-line. The rains have taken a toll on quality. FOB prices have remained

generally steady trading in a narrow range for all sizes and grades.

West- Supplies remain tight but the Bakersfield crop is slowly ramping up. The market remains

active. However, current FOB prices are down slightly from last week.

Red Bell Pepper

West- FOB prices are higher this week and we are expecting an upcoming gap in supplies as

the desert harvest is winding down. This will continue to put upward pressures on prices for the next

week or two.

Yellow Squash

East- Supplies available from GA, SC and NC. FOB prices for both fancy and medium are

higher compared to last week. All three areas have gone through rains and we are concerned about

quality and shelf-life.

West- Supplies have improved. The quality of the Santa Maria product is good. FOB prices

are down from last week.

Green Squash

East- Supplies are available from GA, SC and NC. Prices for both fancy and medium are

down moderately from last week. See note above concerning quality.

West- Various regions continue to harvest green squash. FOB prices are down again this

week.

Cucumbers

East- GA fields continue to produce but the rains and old vines make quality suspect. Our new

fields in NC have begun but they have also been hit with rains. FOB prices for supers are generally

down slightly and the price for selects is currently generally steady from last week.

West- Crossings continue at Baja. For all practical purposes, Nogales is finished for the

season. We are seeing upward pressures on FOB prices. Quality is generally good.

Eggplant

East- GA supplies continue. Prices for fancy are down moderately and are steady to down

slightly for choice.

West- Supplies continue from the desert. FOB prices are generally down slightly again this

week.

Jalapenos

East- Better supplies out of GA. FOB prices are down slightly again this week.

West- Baja crossings continue. Supplies have tightened putting upward pressures on FOB

prices. The Santa Maria crop is about a week away.

Beans

East- GA continues to be the primary growing region. However, quality has become suspect

and variable and supplies are very short. FOB prices are up over $10 from last week.

West- The weather has not cooperated and supplies are very light. FOB prices have not

jumped as much as in the east but are still up around $5 from last week. We expect supplies to

remain light until the end of June.

• Eastern Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

• Western Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

Code to Color Alerts:

Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes

can be expected to be $1.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no

news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB

pricing is generally up or down between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week. It will also be used to indicate news

that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally,

this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality

and/or availability.

News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/

or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a

major change from the previous week.

 Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of

the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation. However, commodity markets are

subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for

the following week. If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: Week of 11 June 2017

DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

Week of June 11,2017

Tomatoes

East

• Rounds- Weak national demand continues to be the single most significant factor affecting the

market for round tomatoes. The weak demand has caused FOB prices to fall by another $2 to

$4 from last week depending on size. The XL size has fallen the most. Rain is expected in all

eastern growing regions today and Wednesday. Our crop in the coastal SC region is just

beginning to produce. Quincy, FL and south GA crops continue. The central FL region

(Palmetto/Ruskin) continues to produce but is getting toward the end. Even with the decrease

in FOB prices, the trigger price points of many contracts remain exceeded and will be in effect

again next week although at correspondingly lower levels. This is especially true for the large

and medium sizes. We forecast that downward pressure will continue on FOB prices. Quality

continues to be generally good.

• Romas- Demand is down and supplies are a little better. FOB prices are down again this week.

Prices are down $1-$3 dollars depending on size with the largest drop on the XL size. Quality

continues to be variable.

• Grapes- Our SC fields continue to produce this week improving supplies as demand remains

weak. FOB prices are down slightly.

• Cherries- Supplies remain tight but demand is weak. FOB prices are down in the $4 range

from last week.

West/Mexico

• Rounds- Very light supplies of mature greens continue out of CA an MX while demand is

extremely weak. FOB prices are down $4-$6 from last week. The CA valley fields were

expected to start-up this week but a short cool spell slowed growth and they are now expected

to begin next Thursday. Quality remains variable. Vine-ripes are crossing at Baja with good

demand on the 5x5 and 5x6 sizes.

• Romas- Crossings continue at Baja and McAllen. Prices for all sizes are steady at levels close

to or ate the minimums. The quality of fruit crossing at Baja is generally good.

• Grapes- Supplies have ramped up at Baja and demand continues to be weak which has

caused FOB prices to fall moderately.

• Cherries- Supply and demand have stayed in equilibrium and FOB prices have remained

steady from last week.

NOTE: The eastern growing regions have all experienced rain and some areas have

experienced violent storms. The weather forecast calls for additional rains this week. Though

it has thus far shown-up only to a limited degree, this type of weather almost always causes

less than ideal quality and suspect shelf-life. Therefore, we suggest that dry vegetable

inventories be kept as tight as possible until we work through this product.

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Green Bell Pepper

East- GA continues to be primary producer. FL fields also continue to produce. Our eastern

NC crop should begin within 10 days. Storms and rains have hit both regions and quality is variable.

Supplies are sufficient and FOB prices are currently down from last week.

West- The desert is all but finished. The Bakersfield crop is slow to start-up due to a cooler

than normal spell. Currently, FOB prices are steady to down slightly compared to last week but we

expect upward pressures until the Bakersfield crop gets ramped up.

Red Bell Pepper

West- The desert harvest is winding down and we expect upward pressures on FOB prices as

we wait for the new crops to begin.

Yellow Squash

East- Supplies available from GA, SC and NC. FOB prices for both fancy and medium are

down compared to last week. All three areas have gone through rains and we are concerned about

quality and shelf-life.

West- Supplies remain tight but have eased somewhat. Crossings continue at Nogales but

quality is suspect as the crop comes to an end. The quality of the Santa Maria product is better. FOB

prices are down from last week.

Green Squash

East- Supplies are available from GA, SC and NC. Prices for both fancy and medium are

steady to down slightly. See note above concerning quality.

West- Various regions are now harvesting green squash. This will probably be the last week

for Nogales crossings. Santa Maria and Fresno fields continue to produce. Washington state fields

have started this week. These additional supplies have caused FOB price to drop from last week.

Cucumbers

East- GA fields continue to produce but the rains and old vines make quality suspect. Our new

fields in NC have begun but they have been hit with rain and violent storms. FOB prices for supers

are generally steady and the price for selects is currently down slightly from last week.

West- Better supplies are available from Baja as that region is now ramped up. Nogales still

has a few crossing as that crop comes to an end. FOB prices are down sharply due to the increase in

supplies.

Eggplant

East- More GA supplies are available. Prices are steady with downward pressure but the

search for quality product may put upward pressure on prices for good product.

West- Nogales crossings and the desert continue. FOB prices are generally down slightly from

last week.

Jalapenos

East- Better supplies out of GA. FOB prices are down slightly again this week. Quality is

improving.

West- Baja crossing continue. The Santa Maria crop is about two week away. FOB prices ae

up slightly.

Beans

East- GA continues to be the primary growing region. However, quality has become suspect

and variable. FOB prices are slightly higher.

West- FOB prices are currently up slightly compared to last week. However, we expect more

volume by this weekend out of Brentwood which should put downward pressure on prices.

• Eastern Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

• Western Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

Code to Color Alerts:

Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes

can be expected to be $1.50 or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no

news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB

pricing is generally up or down between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week. It will also be used to indicate news

that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally,

this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal range as far as price, quality

and/or availability.

News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/

or availability. May see price changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a

major change from the previous week.

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of

the report. When we expect a trend to develop, we will express that expectation. However, commodity markets are

subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time prices are set for

the following week. If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.

Market Report: Week of 5 June 2017

.DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT

Tomatoes

East

• Rounds- National demand has fallen off dramatically due to the recent high markets and getting past the holiday

weekend. Supplies are still down but the lack of demand has caused FOB prices to fall this week on all sizes. The

Palmetto/Ruskin (Central) region of FL continues with additional pickings and the fruit from these pickings are on the

smaller size. The Quincy, FL region started harvesting this week in a light way with only the Ex-Large size being

harvested. The FOB price for 5x6s has fallen around $2 and the price for the 6x6 and 6x7s have fallen in the $4 range.

Even with the decrease in FOB prices, the trigger price points of most contracts remain exceeded and will be in effect

again next week although at correspondingly lower levels. We expect our SC crop to begin to produce toward the end of

next week. We look for continued downward pressure on prices. Quality continues to be generally good.

• Romas- Demand is down and supplies are a little better this week. FOB prices are down approximately $4. Quality

continues to be variable.

• Grapes- Our SC fields have started to produce this week improving supplies as demand is weak after the holiday

weekend. FOB prices are down over $10 for the 25# bulk and down over $6 dollars for the 12/1 pt. clamshells. Prices

have fallen below trigger price points for contracts.

• Cherries- Supplies remain tight but demand is down. FOB prices are down slightly from last week.

West/Mexico

• Rounds-The FOB prices for mature greens in the west continue to mirror those in the east. Demand is extremely weak.

Extreme heat in the growing region is causing quality to be only mostly fair with softness being the main issue. Shelf-life

normally becomes suspect with these growing conditions. More volume of the larger sized vine-ripes is crossing at Baja.

Demand is weak for these tomatoes also.

• Romas- Baja crossings continue to get ramped up. Prices for all sizes are trending back toward the minimums. The

quality of fruit crossing at Baja is generally good.

• Grapes- Supplies continue to be tight at Baja but can meet most of the demand from the west. Prices remain generally

steady from last week.

• Cherries- Supplies are a little more plentiful this week and demand is light. FOB prices are down by around $4

compared to last week. More repackers will be able to meet their needs without having to go east next week.

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Green Bell Pepper

East- GA continues to be primary producer. Supplies are sufficient and FOB prices are currently down slightly from last

week.

West- The desert continues to produce but is coming to the end of the crop. Bakersfield should start to produce

sometime next week. FOB prices are generally down slightly this week.

Red Bell Pepper

West- No report available.

Yellow Squash

East- Supplies available primarily from GA. SC also continues. FOB prices for fancy are generally steady while prices are

stronger for the medium.

West- Supplies remain extremely tight this week (almost non-existent) with generally poor quality. FOB prices remain

generally steady at last week’s high levels.

Green Squash

East- Supplies are short and FOB prices are higher for both fancy and medium. GA is primary growing region.

West- Nogales product continues to cross as Santa Maria begins in a light way. FOB prices are steady to down this week.

Cucumbers

East- GA product is winding down and in short supply. Our eastern NC fields are scheduled to begin Thursday of this

week. However, the region was hit with a tornado last night and power has not been yet restored. FOB prices currently are down

from where they were last week but the weather could make for a dicey market as the week continues.

West- Supplies continue to cross at Nogales but should end by the end of the week or early next week. Baja continues to

get ramped up. FOB prices are currently steady with downward pressure.

Eggplant

East- More GA supplies are available. Prices are steady with downward pressure.

West- Nogales crossings and the desert continue. FOB prices are generally down from last week.

Jalapenos

East- Better supplies out of GA. FOB prices are down slightly. Quality is improving.

West- Better supplies have cause FOB prices to fall slightly this week.

Beans

East- GA continues to be the primary growing region. However, quality has become suspect and variable. FOB prices are

slightly higher.

West- FOB prices are down slightly again this week.

• Eastern Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

   

• Western Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:

 

Code to Color Alerts:

Market generally with-in normal ranges and steady from last week for both pricing and quality. Any price changes can be expected to be $1.50

or less with no major changes in quality. Also, no change in the growing region(s) and no news that could drastically affect pricing in the future.

Some news included concerning the market that may indicate a moderate change in pricing and/or quality. FOB pricing is generally up or down

between $1.50 and $5.00 from the previous week. It will also be used to indicate news that may have a drastic impact on the price, quality and/or

availability in future weeks (versus the following week). Finally, this color will also be used to indicate a commodity that continues to be outside the normal

range as far as price, quality and/or availability.

News included that indicates a major change in the market from the previous week as far as pricing, quality and/or availability. May see price

changes, up or down, in excess of $5.00 per case. This color will only be used to indicate a major change from the previous week.

Important note: This market report is only a snapshot of the various commodity markets as of the morning of the date of the report. When we expect a

trend to develop, we will express that expectation. However, commodity markets are subject to actual supply and demand levels and can change quickly

due to weather and other unforeseen factors. Therefore, please be aware that markets may change from the time this report is published and the time

prices are set for the following week. If such changes are dramatic, we will publish a revised market report.