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 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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