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.
Florida grower-shippers are enjoying brisk movement of high-quality sweet corn and beans.
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.
With a focus on flavor, Fresh Quest Produce Inc. is releasing a new cantaloupe, dubbed the Honeymoon.
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 21
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (68-96-81) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading machine-picked active at lower prices, handpicked active. Prices machine-picked slightly lower, handpicked slightly higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green handpicked mostly $16.35-17.35, machine-picked mostly $8.85-10.85. Quality generally good.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (4-5-6) — Movement expected to decrease as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $26.95-28.95; organic $45.95-49.95. Quality generally good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — No shipments reported. Harvest could start as early as May 1, but most shippers are expect to start around May 10. No f.o.b. issued as of April 21. FIRST REPORT.
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