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BROCCOLI   
Broccoli supplies in Northern Mexico and Imperial Valley have lightened up this week.  Due to walking by 2nd cuttings it has caused supplies to drop. We will start Salinas this week but supplies will be light. Central Mexico: Broccoli supplies are very good in Central Mexico and the quality is good.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Central Mexico  Supplies are very light this week.

CAULIFLOWER 
Quality is good. Our supplies, are slightly lower than normal, industry supplies however are good. We will be starting in Salinas in a very small way the end of this week.

CELERY 
Quality is variable. Supplies have improved. We are seeing some pith mostly in the outer stalks.

CILANTRO   
Supplies are good. Cilantro quality is good. Demand is steady. All shippers are seeing issues with yellowing and decay.

GREEN ONIONS   

Iced: The market is slightly softer due to increased volume crossing this past week. The recent heat has caused quality issues.
Iceless: Demand remains very steady. However, similar to iced market,

ICEBERG 
Lettuce supplies continue to be above budget on paper. There are issues of mildew and bottom rot being reported that will impact our yields. Lower yields equal lower supplies. The market has been in a holding pattern for the past three weeks. These quality issues could be a factor on the market.

LEAF LETTUCE 
GREEN LEAF
Supplies slightly exceed demand. Quality continues to look good with exceptional weights.  

RED LEAF – Supplies are good. Quality is good. 

BUTTER – Supplies are good. Quality is good. 

NAPA CABBAGE 
Volume is expected to drop this week as the winter growing season comes to an end. Some internal problems of seeder are being reported. Demand is very good. 
Central Mexico – Supplies are steady and the quality is good.

PARSLEY 
Regular parsley supplies have improved. Demand is steady.

ROMAINE LETTUCE 
Romaine supplies exceeds demand.  Romaine is showing great color, great size. Touch of blister and peel still apparent. 
Current issues with Romaine and Leaf commodities: Hot weather in the Imperial Valley makes cut to cool times an important factor in the shelf life of the crop.
Labor is also getting tight as the season is coming to an end in the desert.