Cabbage markets are up amid tightening supplies and increased demand.
- The recent cold temperatures, rain, and morning frosts experienced in the AZ/CA desert and Oxnard, California throughout late January and February have reduced West Coast supplies
- Weaker quality and lower yields per acre have significantly reduced availability for processors, driving the general market higher
- AZ/CA desert and Oxnard suppliers are delaying or skipping harvests to allow current size to increase, as well as balling down what is harvested to remove damaged outer leaves
- Expect elevated prices and lower case weights through February
- Volume is also down in Florida and Texas amid unseasonably cold weather and storms
- Demand is strong due to the Catholic Lent and St. Patrick’s Day holidays; prices will rise over the next 10-14 days
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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