The likelihood of an asparagus purchase slipped one percentage point from last year, but the stalks were the No. 3 “new” item that consumers listed as one they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
Earthcycle trays are now being produced in Canada.
The Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit convention will feature a strong contingent from the Peruvian asparagus industry.
The asparagus grower partner of The Giumarra Cos. recently completed construction of dental and optometry centers for its employees and their family members.
U.S. strawberry and onion volumes are expected to increase in 2014, but asparagus production should fall.
Robinson Fresh has added Green Giant Fresh-branded asparagus to its product lineup.More Packer Stories for Asparagus
Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
PERU — Imports (9-9-6) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 11-pound cartons bunched green jumbo $24-25, extra-large $23-24, large mostly $23.50-24 and standard mostly $23-24, small mostly $16-17. Quality generally good.