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 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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