At a Glance…
Demand exceeds supply on iceberg lettuce, and escalated pricing is expected to continue for the next three weeks.
Tomatoes - West
Tomatoes - East
Production has increased in Midwestern states this week thanks to clearer weather. Mid-Atlantic and northeastern states a harvesting steady supplies between rain showers. Demand has increased.
Market continues to be active on tighter supplies. Quality is fair with slight yellowing and some mechanical damage.
Market is steady with good supplies out of Salinas and Santa Maria. Overall quality is good with little yellow cast to cream color and occasional bruising.
Demand has picked up, but supply is plentiful. Large sizing continues to have the best availability. Overall quality is good, with some reports of seeder, yellow leaves, and slightly brittle product.
Market is steady on all colors and sizes. California and New Mexico are close to wrapping up for the season. Idaho, Washington, Michigan and New York have started new crop. Quality is good.
Demand exceeds supply and escalated pricing is in effect. Expect lower field yields for the next three weeks. Quality issues continue, including internal burn, puffiness, mechanical damage, and some light weights.
Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia farms continue to struggle with rainy weather, causing intermittent harvests and interrupted picking. Supply should improve as weather improved and fields dry out.
Market is unchanged on steady supply. Heat-related quality issues continue, including fringe and tip burn, and insect damage.
Washington has started harvesting a few varieties with light volume. Supplies will increase as we head into September. Quality is good from all growing regions.