The likelihood of an artichoke purchase remained even with Fresh Trends 2012, at 15%.


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Lyon artichokes peak at Beachside Produce


Beachside Produce LLC expects peak volumes of its proprietary lyon artichoke variety April through June.

Ocean Mist reconfigures web presence


The Ocean Mist Farms website has been redesigned with new navigation and content elements promoting the grower-shipper’s vegetables.

Beachside Produce to ship Lyon artichokes


Beachside Produce LLC is about to start production of its proprietary Lyon artichoke variety, with peak volumes expected April through June.

Frieda’s shipping red, purple artichokes


Spring distribution of two specialty artichoke varieties – Sangria and Fiore Viola – has begun at Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Inc.

Fresh-cut, heirloom items on display at SEPC


ORLANDO, Fla. — These items were among the new products attendees saw on the exposition floor at The 11th annual Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure, which ran Feb. 27 to March 1:

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Market Scope - Artichokes — F.o.b.s as of April 7


SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (CA 34-34-29, MX 3-2-2) — Movement expected to increase slightly in preparation for increased retail demand for Easter. Trading moderate. Prices 12s and 18s higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons globe thorned green 12s mostly $10.25-12.75, 18s mostly $10.75-15.55, 24s mostly $10.55-12.85, 30s mostly $10.55-12.75, 36s mostly $10.75-10.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.


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