• Rounds - Supplies in the East continue to be fragmented and light. Demand remains anemic;
however, the East continues to have to go west to meet even the light demand and the west
continues to set the market. FOB prices are down this week on all sizes. Due to the heat and
afternoon storms, quality continues to be variable. AL, AK, VA, SC and NC fields continue to
• Romas - Roma supplies are light and fragmented also and FOB prices are down again this
week on all sizes due to light demand. Quality is variable due to the heat and storms.
• Grapes - Good supplies continue to be harvested from NC and VA eastern shore fields. FOB
prices have continued to drop this week and quality continues to be good.
• Cherries - Supplies and demand continue to be generally light. FOB prices are down
compared to last week. Quality is good.
• Weather forecast - NC/TN Mountains: Mostly cloudy with daytime highs in the upper 80s
through early next week. Lows will be generally in the upper 60s. A good chance of storms,
possibly severe, every day. Western SC: Mostly cloudy through the weekend. A little cooler
with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A good chance of storms, possibly severe, every day.
• Rounds - Vine-ripes continue to cross at Baja and McAllen. A few vine ripes have also begun to
cross at Nogales. CA mature-green growers continue to harvest. Supplies are light but weak
demand is putting downward pressure on FOB prices for all sizes. Quality and shelf-life are
• Romas - Supplies continue to come out of Baja and CA. Even though the east is having to come
west to meet all of its demand, demand remains sluggish. Like the rounds, we are keeping a
close eye on quality due to the excessive heat the crop has gone through. FOB prices are down
again on all sizes from last week except for extra-large which remains steady.
• Grapes - Supplies continue mainly out of Baja with good volume. We continue to see a wide
range in quality. FOB prices are variable (depending on quality) but are down slightly again
• Cherries - FOB prices are steady from last week. Quality is fair to good.
Green Bell Pepper
East - Weak demand is putting downward pressures on FOB prices again this week. Supplies continue
to be fragmented with supplies coming from NC to MI. Quality is generally good.
West- Supplies continue to be weak but demand is even weaker. FOB prices are down again on all sizes
and grades compared to last week.
East - FOB prices are steady this week as the growing regions remain fragmented. Quality is generally
West- Weak demand and better supplies are causing FOB prices to be substantially lower this week.
Quality is variable but continues to improve.
East- FOB prices are generally steady this week on both grades. We continue to harvest fields in SC, NC,
MI and the Northeast. Supplies of large zucchini are better this week.
West- FOB prices are down sharply this week. Supplies are coming from Santa Maria and Washington
fields. Quality is good.
Green Beans - Still no change from previous week Good supplies available out of Western and Central
East- Supplies are down this week in the northeast as the heat in that region as damaged fields.
Supplies coming mainly from MI. Demand continues to be sluggish. We are seeing some quality
issues due to the weather. FOB prices are up this week on all sizes and grades.
West- Supplies crossing mainly from Baja and quality is extremely variable. FOB prices are generally
steady with upward pressure on the supers and downward pressure on the selects. Demand continues
to be weak. We will be moving to new fields within the next week to ten days.
East- There is a split market between MI and NC. The poorer quality out of NC is bringing lower prices
than the higher quality eggs from MI.
West- FOB prices are steady to down again this week. Quality is good.
East- FOB prices are up slightly again this week. Quality continues to be generally good