Updated Supply Outlook

May 03, 2017

Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

  • Prices continue to decline
  • Stocks are increasing
  • Contract triggers are being removed
  • Markets will find their bottom by the end of this week
  • Expect prices to fluctuate through the month due to planting gaps caused by last winter’s rain

Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Both markets are higher
  • Growers are experiencing planting gaps caused by last winter’s rain
  • Contract triggers will continue to fluctuate as markets adjust

Celery

  • The market remains strong
  • Industry-wide quality issues continue to decrease yields
  • Expect limited stocks and elevated prices through the end of the month
  • Prices are expected to decline once production in the Salinas Valley increases in early June