Peter Klimczak has joined Los Angeles-based Crystal Valley West Inc. as the company’s general manager.
Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.
Knight Management Inc., a south Florida grower-shipper of sweet corn and green beans, plans to sell its operations to a sugar processing company.
Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.More Packer Stories for Beans
Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (42-33-48) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices machine-picked much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked mostly $18.35-20.35. Handpicked supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (7-15-25) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $26.95, fair quality mostly $22.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (15-9-8) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $6-7. Quality variable.