.DRY VEGETABLE MARKET REPORT
• 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.
• 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.
P r o fi t F r om E x p e r i e n c e
Green Bell Pepper
East- GA continues to be primary producer. Supplies are sufficient and FOB prices are currently down slightly from last
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
East- GA continues to be the primary growing region. However, quality has become suspect and variable. FOB prices are
West- FOB prices are down slightly again this week.
• Eastern Growing Region(s) Weather Forecast:
• 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.