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Dave’s Specialty Imports adds gooseberries


Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.

California drought promotes early date harvest


California’s drought, with its hot dry conditions, may have been a bane to many fruit and vegetable producers, but it’s been a boon to the state’s date growers.

Strong date demand boosted by holidays and health


Dates, cultivation of which extends back to Mesopotamian civilization, have seen a surge in popularity, fueled by strong demand during religious holidays and increasingly health-conscious consumers.

Specialties sruge while organics lag


Depending on the supplier, demand for specialties and organic produce remains consistent to better than during the past several years.

Many expect more Mexico produce to move inside


Mexican greenhouse production is likely to expand into more commodities, growers say.

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Market Scope - Persimmons — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (6-7-10) — Movement expected increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer fuyu 15-16s $15.85-18.85, 17-18s $14.95-17.85, 20-22s $13.85-16.85, 24-25s $12.85-13.85. Extra services included.


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