Rounds- Supplies in the east continue to be fragmented and light. FOB prices remain steady from last week. The east is having to go west to meet demand. AL, AK, SC and NC fields are producing and quality is very good. The Eastern shore of VA should start up within a week.
Romas- Like the rounds, roma supplies are light and fragmented in the east. Quality is variable but generally good. FOB prices are steady on XL or L sizes. There is downward pressure on the medium size.
Grapes- FOB prices remain steady from last week. Quality is very good.
Cherries- Supplies are light and FOB prices are higher this week. Quality is good.
Weather forecast- NC/TN Mountains: A good chance of storms everyday through early next week. Highs will be in the 80s with lows in the mid-60s. Western SC: Mostly sunny until the weekend with little chance of rain. Highs will be in the mid-90s with lows near 70. A good chance of storms over the weekend.
Rounds- Vine-ripes continue to cross at Baja and McAllen. CA mature green growers continue to harvest. Quality of the mature greens are not as good this week due to wind scarring, especially on the larger fruit. FOB prices are steady to slightly higher on all sizes.
Romas- Supplies continue to come out of Baja and CA. We continue to see strong demand. There is upward pressure on all sizes. Quality is good.
Grapes- Supplies continue mainly out of Baja. We continue to see a wide range in quality. FOB prices are variable (depending on quality) and generally higher from last week.
Cherries- Supplies are a little tighter this week putting upward pressure on FOB prices. Quality is fair to good.
Green Bell Pepper
East- The heat is bringing an earlier than normal end to our southern fields and we are about one week away from the MI fields starting to produce. This “mini”-gap is putting some upward pressure on FOB prices. Quality is generally good.
West- We are also transitioning in the west as Bakersville is winding down. FOB prices are generally steady with upward pressure.
East- Supplies are stronger as more growers come on-line. FOB prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
West- More supplies are also available in the west. Supplies are coming from Santa Maria and Eastern Washington. Quality is variable but continues to improve. FOB prices are lower in the west also.
East- Stronger supplies are pushing FOB prices lower on all grades and sizes. Growers continue to harvest fields in SC, NC and the Northeast.
West- FOB prices are lower this week due to stronger supplies. Supplies are coming from Santa Maria and Washington fields. Quality remains variable but also continues to improve.
Green Beans - Eastern Shore is picking up om volume, pricing is adjusted back down into the teens. Quality is good.
Cucumbers- East- More growing regions are coming on line as MI an NJ have started up. This increase in supplies has put strong downward pressure on FOB prices.
West- There is downward pressure on FOB prices as more growers have begun out of Baja.
East- FOB prices are higher this week as supplies are tighter. Quality of eggplant is very good.
West- FOB prices are lower again this week. Supplies are coming primarily from the Fresno fields.
East- FOB prices are up slightly this week as supplies are tighter. Quality continues to be generally good.