Corn – Recent cold weather across Florida and Georgia will be an issue. Mexico also experienced colder than normal temperatures so look for markets to be unstable for now. Florida does have some smaller volume available, and markets continue to be high for the time being.
Broccoli & Cauliflower – Broccoli is in good supply and prices are very favorable due to Georgia and Mexican farms harvesting strong volumes. Cauliflower is going the other way with shorter supplies driving pricing upwards.
Eggs – While the white egg market has gone crazy over the past year, and doesn’t show any sign of getting back to normal, we found a “port in the storm” for our customers. Cage-Free eggs, a premium product, have stayed at contract pricing, lower than white egg markets. So we’ve had a better product, for a better price, for the past 6 months.
Honeydew & Cantaloupes – Both melons remain limited right now with slow harvests in Honduras keeping supplies light. Prices are steady.
Grapes – We’re reaching the glut of the season, with more grapes on the market than shippers can sell. Prices are lower on the heavy volumes.
Lettuce – Iceberg and leaf lettuce supplies are readily available this week with good overall quality. Markets are steadily going down as the supplies are there to fill demand now.
Potatoes – Overall demand for potatoes remains light. Florida has started with new crop reds, yellows, and whites as the storage crop is winding down. New crop reds are already leveling off in pricing with whites and yellows still priced higher. We expect pricing to decline in the next few weeks or so. Lower demand for russets is keeping prices level. Not much change is anticipated in the short term, but prices will start to increase as we get through spring and into summer.
Squash & Zucchini – Quality of yellow squash continues to be an issue in both growing regions. Mexico cannot shake all the issues they have had with weather. Florida is getting into new fields, so we hope quality will improve in the upcoming weeks. Zucchini continues to be available in both regions.
Q: Why was Billy fired from the banana factory?
A:He wouldn’t stop throwing away the bent ones.