The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Plans to consolidate four Washington state tree fruit trade groups into one are moving forward, with the hopes of having a new organization in place by the start of the 2014 harvest.
It‘s the most wonderful time of the year for Pear Bureau Northwest. In celebration of National Pear Month, the organization has designed a public relations campaign to promote pears in December.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — After using a host of different incentives, Jim Colbert, director of food safety for Chelan Fruit Cooperative, was able to have all but nine of the co-op’s 225 members pass a food safety audit.
Northwest pear shippers and officials report robust demand for a big, high-quality crop.
The Produce Mom and Sage Fruit Co. have signed on for another year together.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (253-240-231, includes exports 100-92-85) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-90s mostly $22; 100-110s $20-22; 120-135s $18-20; 150s mostly $18. Anjou 70-110s mostly $24; 120s mostly $22; 135s $20-22. Bosc (generally standard russet) 70-90s $22-24, 100-120s $18-20; fine appearance (generally golden russet) 70-90s mostly $26, 100-120s $20-22. Quality generally good.
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