Volatile cucumber market sees big volume
Consumer demand for cucumbers remains high as evidenced by the significant volume growth this year compared to prior years.
F.O.B. prices tend to be fairly volatile, ranging from $5 to $20 per case from Michigan in July. Both the Michigan growing region for the Eastern U.S. and the Baja California, Mexico, area for the Western U.S. are seeing some supply slowdowns, which could tip the market upwards for the next few weeks.