Packer Stories

Asparagus, avocados, berries pricey for Mother's Day


Prices for asparagus, limes and avocados should be high, but foodservice companies expect a strong showing for fruits and vegetables at the nation’s restaurants on Mother’s Day May 10.

Expect promotable volumes of Florida corn, beans


Florida grower-shippers are enjoying brisk movement of high-quality sweet corn and beans.

Tomra to exhibit sorting machinery at CPMA


Tomra Sorting Solutions plans to show customers its products and services at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fresh Quest takes a Honeymoon with new cantaloupe


With a focus on flavor, Fresh Quest Produce Inc. is releasing a new cantaloupe, dubbed the Honeymoon.

Wisconsin second largest potato and vegetable producer


Wisconsin is the second-largest U.S. grower and processor of potatoes and vegetables, considered together.

More Packer Stories for Beans



Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of April 14


CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (75-68-96) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading handpicked fairly active at lower prices, machine-picked fairly active at much lower prices. Prices handpicked lower, machine-picked much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green handpicked mostly $16.35, machine-picked mostly $10.35-10.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (9-14*-11) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $4.50-5.50. Quality variable. *revised.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-4-5) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $26.95-28.95; organic $49.95. Quality generally good.


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