Bondi Produce Market Report August 1st 2023



Cucumbers are snug despite good volume in the east and crossing through Texas. Due to the cool weather in June, we are seeing very light volume crossing through Otay, but we hope this improves over the next two weeks. The hot pepper market remains very active with Sinaloa completed and Baja late to start. This is driving prices higher with strong demand on the Mexican national market keeping a majority of the Mexican crop in Mexico. California volume continues to ramp up on hot peppers.

Tomatoes remain tight this week crossing from Mexico; the east volume seems to be getting better in Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and California has slowed down due to the heat in the valley. Cantaloupe and honeydew production is now in full swing out of Firebaugh and Patterson. We are seeing tight supply on Pineapples and expect this to continue through October. 48s and larger from Mexico will be very limited through August. We recommend sizing down where possible; the less demand for 48s and larger, the more likely overall market price points will come down. Pricing has begun to slowly increase on 60 counts.