US: Bell pepper prices to improve as summer winds down

Production of bell peppers throughout the country is currently fairly good. Prices are expected to rise as summer production winds down.

“Volume is at its peak right now in Michigan, as well as in Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Tennessee,” said Todd Van Solkema with Van Solkema Produce in Byron Center, Michigan. “Everybody is in full production.”

Though the market for green bell peppers has improved and demand has increased over the last week, Van Solkema noted that we're not in a demand-exceeds-supply situation. On August 29, prices for a carton of green jumbo bell peppers from Michigan were between $10.00 and $12.85. But that's likely to change as production winds down in Michigan and other pepper-growing states.

“I think the market has to change,” said Van Solkema. “As the summer supply dwindles, we should see a spike in pricing.”

For more information:
Todd Van Solkema
Van Solkema Produce
+1 616 878 1508

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