Packer Stories

Crystal Valley West names general manager


Peter Klimczak has joined Los Angeles-based Crystal Valley West Inc. as the company’s general manager.

Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving


Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.

Smooth Georgia to Florida vegetable transition expected


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.

Florida corn, bean company sells land


Knight Management Inc., a south Florida grower-shipper of sweet corn and green beans, plans to sell its operations to a sugar processing company.

Empire State production to begin late on some items


Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.

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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.


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