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USDA - AMS: Wholesale Market Vegetable Report - Baltimore, MD (2018-12-18)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - December 18, 2018


BALTIMORE Terminal Prices as of 18-DEC-2018                                    
                                                                               
Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                                      
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.                       
                                                                               
Phone:  (410) 799-4840     Fax:  (410) 799-8442                                
                                                                               

BP_FV020                                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
Weather at 7:00 a.m. Partly Cloudy 36
Yesterday's High 54                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

VEGETABLES                                                                     
---ARTICHOKES:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons CA Globe 18s 32.00-34.00 30s           
20.00-26.00                                                                    
---ASPARAGUS:  MARKET STEADY.  11 lb cartons/crates bunched PE Green lge       
25.00-27.00 White exlge 30.00                                                  
---BEANS:  MARKET HIGHER.  bushel cartons/crates precooled FL Round Green Type 
27.00-30.00 mostly 27.00-28.00 bushel reusable plastic containers (RPC) MX Fava
35.00-39.00 mostly 35.00 5 lb cartons GU AIR Haricot Vert (French Type)        
16.00-17.00                                                                    
---BEETS:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons bunched FL Red Type 12s 18.00-19.00 TX Red  
Type 12s 18.00-19.00 25 lb sacks loose CA Gold Type med 34.00 CD Quebec Red    
Type med 9.00-10.00 lge 8.00 TX Red Type med 10.00-11.00 sml-med 11.00-13.00   
---BROCCOLI:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons AZ/CA bchd 14s 26.00-28.00 Baby Hybrid   
Type bchd 18s 28.00-30.00 mostly 28.00 occas lower 20 lb cartons loose AZ/CA   
Crown Cut Short Trim 28.00-30.00 MX Crown Cut Short Trim 26.00-28.00           
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  MARKET STEADY.  25 lb cartons CA 38.00-42.00 mostly 38.00
---CABBAGE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1 3/4 bushel cartons TX Round Green Type    
sml-med 28.00-29.00 1 7/8 bushel cartons FL Round Green Type med 26.00 50 lb   
cartons CD Quebec CD One Round Green Type med 26.00-29.00 mostly 26.00-27.00   
Red Type med 26.00 NC Round Green Type med 26.00 NY Round Green Type lge 24.00 
50 lb sacks CD Quebec Danish Type lge 17.00-20.00 mostly 17.00-18.00 1 3/4     
bushel cartons TX Savoy Type med 28.00-29.00                                   
---CARROTS:  MARKET STEADY.  sacks 48 1-lb film bags CA med-lge 23.00-25.00    
sacks 24 2-lb film bags CA med-lge 23.00-25.00 sacks 10 5-lb film bags CA      
med-lge 23.00-25.00 50 lb sacks loose CA jbo 28.00-30.00 CD Quebec jbo         
16.00-18.00 mostly 17.00-18.00 IS jbo 17.00 MX jbo 16.00-18.00 mostly          
17.00-18.00 cartons bunched CA 24s 24.00-26.00 mostly 26.00 occas higher       
cartons 30 1-lb film bags CA Baby Peeled 25.00-26.00 cartons 15 2-lb film bags 
CA Baby Peeled 25.00-26.00                                                     
---CAULIFLOWER:  MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER.  cartons film wrapped AZ/CA White 12s  
23.00-24.00 ord cond 5.00-10.00                                                
---CELERY:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons CA 2 dz 40.00-42.00 mostly 40.00 2   
1/2 dz 38.00-42.00 mostly 40.00 filmbags 30s 40.00-44.00 filmbags 36s          
40.00-44.00 mostly 40.00 cartons film bags CA Hearts 18s 29.00-30.00           
---CORN-SWEET:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  wirebound crates FL Yellow 4 dz min      
15.00-18.00 mostly 15.00 White 4 dz min 15.00-18.00 Bi-Color 4 dz min 15.00    
---CUCUMBERS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in quality and condition. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons FL med 28.00-30.00 fr qual 22.00-24.00 ord qual 20.00-22.00 lge 
22.00 occas higher and lower MX med 28.00-31.00 mostly 30.00 fr qual fr cond   
20.00-22.00 sml 27.00 lge 24.00-29.00 mostly 28.00 1 1/9 bushel crates FL      
Pickles Kirby Type sml 30.00-32.00 mostly 30.00 MX Pickles Kirby Type sml-med  
35.00-36.00 GREENHOUSE cartons film wrapped CD Ontario Long Seedless med 12s   
11.00-12.00 lge 12s 11.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occas higher 20 lb cartons DR     
Persian sml 34.00 fair condition lower                                         
---EGGPLANT:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel cartons FL med 21.00-22.00 fr 
qual 16.00-18.00 MX 24s 15.00-17.00 mostly 15.00 fr qual 12.00 occas higher and
lower 30 lb cartons HD Chinese med-lge 33.00-35.00 Indian med-lge 38.00-42.00  
mostly 38.00 GREENHOUSE 5 kg/11 lb cartons NL AIR Italian 175-225 gm           
25.00-26.00 occas higher                                                       
---ENDIVE:  MARKET STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel crates FL 18s 24.00 5 kg containers BL
AIR Witloof 28.00-30.00                                                        
---ESCAROLE:  MARKET STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel crates FL 18s 24.00                 
---GARLIC:  MARKET CHINA SLIGHTLY LOWER, OTHERS STEADY.  30 lb cartons CQ White
col 46.00-52.00 netted 5s 45.00-52.00 mostly 45.00-50.00 occas higher SP White 
col 46.00 cartons 20 1-lb plastic jars CQ Peeled 50-55mm/5.0-5.5cm 40.00 few   
lower cartons 4 5-lb plastic jars CQ Peeled 50-55mm/5.0-5.5cm 23.00-27.00      
mostly 23.00 occas higher cartons 4 5-lb film bags CQ Peeled 50-55mm/5.0-5.5cm 
20.00                                                                          
---GREENS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  crates bunched MX Huauzontle 24s 26.00-27.00 
cartons bunched TX Collard 12s 28.00-32.00 mostly 28.00 Kale 12s 28.00-30.00   
mostly 28.00 Swiss Chard Mixed Colors 12s 21.00-22.00 Red 12s 21.00-22.00      
Turnip Tops 12s 22.00 1 2/5 bushel cartons/crates bunched NC Collard 12s       
24.00-25.00 15-18s 25.00 Kale 12s 24.00-28.00 15-18s 28.00 Turnip Tops 15-18s  
22.00-24.00 1 3/5 bushel cartons/crates bunched GA Collard 15-18s 25.00-28.00  
Kale 15-18s 25.00-28.00 Mustard 15-18s 24.00 Turnip Tops 15-18s 24.00 various  
containers loose MX Swiss Chard White 29.00-30.00 cartons AZ/CA Broccoli Rabe  
(Rappini) 20s 48.00-50.00 CA Kale, Multicolor 24s 30.00                        
---LETTUCE-ICEBERG:  MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER.  cartons AZ/CA flm lined 24s       
35.00-40.00 few lower 24s flmwrpd 39.00-45.00 mostly 39.00-40.00 few lower fr  
qual 19.00 MX 24s flmwrpd 30.00-35.00                                          
---LETTUCE-OTHER:  MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER.  cartons AZ/CA Green Leaf 24s        
60.00-63.00 Red Leaf 24s 55.00-63.00 2.5 lb cartons CA Frisee 12s 18.00 3 lb   
cartons AZ/CA Mesculin Mix 13.00 10 lb cartons AZ/CA Green Leaf Crown Cut      
Leaves 26.00-28.00 GREENHOUSE cartons 12 4-oz containers with lid WV Boston    
18.00                                                                          
---LETTUCE-ROMAINE:  MARKET LOWER.  cartons AZ/CA 24s 20.00-27.00 occas higher 
cartons 12 3-count packages AZ/CA Hearts 24.00-28.00 few best brands           
30.00-38.00                                                                    
---MUSHROOMS:  MARKET STEADY.  10 lb cartons PA White lge 14.00 occas higher   
med-lge 12.50-13.00 occas higher sml-med 12.50 occas higher Sliced med-lge     
14.00-15.00 mostly 14.00 4 qt baskets PA White med-lge 6.00-6.50 mostly 6.00   
sml-med 6.00 occas higher 5 lb cartons PA Oyster 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00 occas
higher Cremini 8.00-10.50 mostly 8.00 Portobella exlge 9.00-10.00 mostly 9.00  
lge 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 Caps exlge 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 3 lb cartons PA  
Class I Shiitake exlge 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00 occas higher cartons 12 8-oz   
trays film wrapped PA White 12.00-13.00 mostly 12.00                           
---OKRA:  MARKET STEADY.  1/2 bushel cartons FL med-lge 22.00 HD sml-med 22.00 
med-lge 22.00                                                                  
---ONIONS GREEN:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons bunched MX 48s med 16.00-18.00 
mostly 16.00 crates bunched MX Bulb Type 24s 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00    
occas higher cartons bunched CA Leeks 12s 26.00-30.00 mostly 28.00 cartons 4   
film bags iceless MX 12 bunches per bag 16.00 GREENHOUSE 5 kg containers BL AIR
Leeks 12s 22.00                                                                
---PARSLEY:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons bunched AZ/CA Curly 60s 28.00 occas lower 
Plain 60s 28.00 occas lower TX Curly 60s 28.00 occas lower Plain 60s 28.00     
occas lower                                                                    
---PARSNIPS:  MARKET STEADY.  20 lb film bags loose CD Quebec med 20.00-22.00  
mostly 20.00 Repacked Enroute med 20.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 sacks 12 1-lb film  
bags Repacked Enroute med 22.00-24.00 occas higher 20.00                       
---PEAS GREEN:  MARKET STEADY.  10 lb cartons GU Snow Peas Decalyxed           
12.00-15.00 mostly 12.00-14.00 Sugar Snap Peas Decalyxed 20.00-22.00 mostly    
20.00                                                                          
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE:  MARKET RED HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel  
cartons FL Green jbo 26.00-28.00 mostly 26.00 fr qual 24.00 exlge 26.00 fr qual
22.00-24.00 mostly 24.00 lge 24.00-26.00 mostly 24.00 med fr qual 21.00-22.00  
Turning Red exlge fr qual 20.00-22.00 mostly 20.00 1 1/9 bushel cartons place  
pack FL Green jbo 30.00 15 lb cartons MX Red exlge 42.00 fr qual 37.00-39.00   
GREENHOUSE 11 lb cartons CD Ontario Red exlge 32.00-34.00 Yellow exlge         
28.00-32.00 Orange exlge 34.00 IS Red exlge 34.00 Yellow exlge 32.00 MX Yellow 
lge 27.00 Orange lge 27.00 SP Yellow exlge 32.00                               
---PEPPERS, OTHER:  MARKET STEADY.  1/2 bushel cartons FL Anaheim 10.00 Finger 
Hot 25.00 1 1/9 bushel cartons FL Cubanelles med 18.00 Jalapeno lge 38.00 GA   
Cubanelles med fr qual fr cond 10.00 Long Hot lge 24.00 fr qual 14.00 8 lb     
cartons DR Habanero green 18.00-22.00 mostly 18.00-20.00 mixed red and green   
18.00-20.00 red 24.00-25.00 fr qual 19.00 MX Manzano orange 28.00 24.00 25 lb  
containers MX Jalapeno green exlge 37.00-39.00 mostly 38.00-39.00 occas higher 
lge 37.00-38.00 Poblano green 21.50-24.00 mostly 21.50-23.00 one lot 19.00     
Serrano green 48.00-49.00 30 lb cartons DR Thai Chili Hots Green 40.00 Red     
65.00 3 kg cartons NL AIR Finger Hot green 28.00 red 32.00                     
---RADISHES:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons topped 30 6-oz film bags FL Red 13.00    
cartons topped 14 1-lb film bags FL Red 14.00-16.00 mostly 14.00 40 lb film    
bags topped CD Quebec Red 28.00 FL Red 28.00-30.00 few higher 1/2 bruce cartons
bunched FL Red 24s 16.00-20.00 1/2 bruce cartons NJ Black 20.00                
---RUTABAGAS:  MARKET STEADY.  WAXED 50 lb cartons CD Ontario CDOne lge 24.00  
50 lb sacks CD Ontario CDOne lge 22.00                                         
---SPINACH:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons bunched AZ/CA Flat 24s 26.00-28.00 cartons
8 10-oz film bags Repacked Enroute Savoy 16.00-16.50 cartons 12 10-oz film bags
AZ/CA Savoy 28.00-30.00 cartons 4 2-1/2 lb film bags AZ/CA Flat 27.00-28.00 4  
lb cartons AZ/CA Flat Baby Type 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00                       
---SQUASH:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1/2 bushel cartons FL Zucchini sml-med 20.00 
med 17.00-18.00 lge 15.00-16.00 Yellow Straightneck med 19.00-22.00 mostly     
20.00 MX Zucchini sml-med 20.00 med 16.00-18.00 Yellow Straightneck med 20.00  
4/7 bushel cartons MX Zucchini sml-med 23.00-24.00 Yellow Straightneck sml-med 
23.00-24.00 Grey sml-med 29.00 med-lge 26.00-27.00 bushel cartons MX Acorn med 
22.00-24.00 Butternut lge 23.00 Kabocha med-lge 26.00-30.00 mostly 26.00       
Spaghetti med 24.00 35 lb min containers MX Round Zucchini med 25.00-26.00 Grey
lge fr qual 29.00                                                              
---SWEET POTATOES:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  40 lb cartons CA U.S. No. 1 Red Types
46.00-48.00 Japanese Types 46.00-48.00 U.S. No. 2 Red Types sml 39.00 NC U.S.  
No. 1 Orange Types 20.00-23.00 mostly 20.00-22.00 Marked Combination Orange    
Types 12.00 No Grade Marks Orange Types jbo 13.00-14.00 30 lb cartons HI       
Okinawan Type 65.00 1/2 bushel cartons NC No Grade Marks White Types           
20.00-22.00                                                                    
---TOMATOES:  MARKET VINE RIPES HIGHER, OTHERS STEADY.  25 lb cartons loose FL 
Vine Ripes light red-red jbo 32.00-35.00 xlge 32.00-35.00 80% U.S. One or      
Better Mature Greens light red-red 5x6 sz 30.00-34.00 mostly 30.00-32.00 6x6 sz
25.00-28.00 mostly 26.00 occas higher 6x7 sz 22.00-25.00 occas 26.00 U.S. Comb 
or Better Mature Greens light red-red 5x6 sz 30.00 6x6 sz 25.00-26.00 ADAPTED  
ENVIRONMENT 25 lb cartons loose MX Unclassed Mature Greens light red-red 5x6 sz
fr qual 29.00 GREENHOUSE 15 lb cartons CD Ontario CDOne Vine Ripes             
breakers-turning 25s 28.00 light red-red 22s 26.00-28.00 red 25s fr cond 20.00 
5 kg/11 lb flats on the vine CD Ontario CDOne Vine Ripes light red-red med     
19.00 10 lb cartons CD Ontario CDOne Vine Ripe - Heirloom Varieties light      
red-red xlge 30.00                                                             
---TOMATOES, CHERRY:  MARKET STEADY.  flats 12 1-pt baskets FL light red-red   
15.00-18.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 flats 12 1-pt baskets with lids FL light red-red
15.00-18.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12 1-pt cups with lids
MX light red-red 15.00-18.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 GREENHOUSE flats 12 1-pt cups  
with lids DR light red-red 18.00 fair condition lower                          
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  flats 12 1-pt containers with  
lids FL light red-red 15.00-17.00 mostly 15.00-16.00 ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 
12 1-pt containers with lids MX light red-red 15.00-16.00 CONTROLLED           
ENVIRONMENT flats 12 8-oz containers with lids on the vine MX light red-red    
22.00 red ord cond 10.00-13.00 GREENHOUSE flats 12 1-pt containers with lids DR
light red-red 15.00-17.00                                                      
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE:  MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER.  25 lb cartons loose FL light  
red-red exlge 22.00-25.00 few higher lge 22.00-23.00 few higher med 22.00-23.00
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 lb cartons loose MX light red-red exlge 23.00-25.00     
mostly 23.00-24.00 lge 22.00-23.00 med 20.00-22.00 turning-pink exlge 23.00    
---TURNIPS:  MARKET STEADY.  25 lb sacks Repacked Enroute Purple Top med 14.00 
occas higher                                                                   
---VEGETABLES OTHER:  MARKET STEADY.  5 lb cartons MD Alfalfa Sprouts          
10.00-11.00 cartons 12 4-oz packages MD Alfalfa Sprouts 11.00-13.00 35 lb      
crates MX Cactus Leaf (Nopales) 18.00-21.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 15 lb reusable  
plastic containers (RPC) MX Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) 38.00-42.00 1 layer    
containers CA Radicchio Round Red 9s 14.00                                     

MISC SEASONAL                                                                  
---APPLE CIDER:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons 4 1-gallon bottles PA 18.00-20.00     
mostly 18.00-19.00 cartons 9 1/2-gallon bottles MD 19.00 PA 19.00-20.00 mostly 
19.00                                                                          

ORGANIC                                                                        

VEGETABLES                                                                     
---CARROTS: sacks 48 1-lb film bags CA med-lge 48.00 sacks 24 2-lb film bags CA
med-lge 48.00 sacks 10 5-lb film bags CA med-lge 48.00 cartons bunched CA 24s  
42.00 cartons 24 1-lb film bags CA Baby Peeled 36.00                           

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