Dulcinea Farms, which was acquired by Reedley, Calif.-based Pacific Trellis Fruit earlier this year, will undergo some changes in the coming months.
More and more consumers seem to be turning to organic produce as they seek more healthful menu options, and the melon category is no exception.
Melon growers in California report outstanding quality but surprisingly tepid demand for some varieties.
Watermelons and honeydew in Colorado’s Rocky Ford region, expected to start production around Aug. 5, will take a volume hit from the same hailstorm that wreaked havoc on the larger cantaloupe crop.
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company’s fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter.More Packer Stories for Melons
Market Scope - Melons — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (24-29-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons hami 5-6s $10.95-13.25, orange-flesh, galia, juan canary and santa claus 5-6s $8.45-10.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 18 because of supplies in few hands.