Bondi Produce Market Report May 1st 2023


Markets remain slightly elevated on eastern veg as we see a steady rain pattern settle in across Florida this week. Transition is well underway in Ruskin/Palmetto region on tomatoes. Production is down on peppers, squash, and cucumber, while corn remains steady. We are scratching on soft squash in South Georgia and the hot pepper market is slowly improving with serrano, shishito and anaheim the highest priced and shortest available. Supply is stable on round, roma and snacking tomatoes out of Mexico through all shipping points.

Transition is almost complete with most shippers having transitioned to Salinas with the final few to be fully transitioned this week.

Look for supplies to continue to be very unstable going through the month of May, as the Salinas Valley finds itself behind schedule on all major commodities. This will continue to keep the USDA prices very volatile and will last for several weeks on most of the wet veg items coming from Salinas, Watsonville and Santa Maria. We will continue to feel the effect of the heavy rains and flooding and we continue to anticipate disruption in the coming month with prorates and 10-week averages that will likely continue in the coming weeks.