These market reports are compiled by MFT and MOFGA for the purpose of supporting farmer and buyer communication and creating clarity in a rapidly changing market. Observations are collected biweekly with crucial and insightful input from wholesale buyers and diversified farmers. Huge gratitude to those folks for taking the time. This information is solely for informational and observational purposes, and is likely most helpful for small, diversified farms selling to the local wholesale marketplace, such as stores that are committed to purchasing local foods.?
Current report: October 2, 2020
- Buyers report that consumer demand in wholesale markets continues to be strong and steady, though farmers report demand is mixed across their markets.
- Appears that supply of summer crops has dwindled sooner than demand in wholesale markets.
- Farmers expect good supplies of fall greens and fresh crops through the fall, and will move from field harvest to tunnel harvest when hard frosts hit.
- Supplies of storage crops will reach a limit sooner than usual due to reduced yields.
View the full report HERE.