These healthful green florets consistently rank in the top 10 vegetables in Fresh Trends surveys. This year the likelihood of a broccoli purchase fell six percentage points from last year.
SALINAS, Calif. — Mann Packing Co., Gary Tanimura and Bob Antle were honored by the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards luncheon.
Mann Packing Co. will kick off celebrations of its 75th anniversary Feb. 27 when the California grower-shipper is scheduled to be honored by the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Sobeys Inc. is recalling fresh-cut Compliments brand “Stir-Fry Style Vegetables,” distributed in Ontario, because of possible listeria contamination.
The end of the holidays and the recovery of lettuce and other items from early December freezes left grower-shippers yearning for increased demand on desert vegetable crops.
Vegetable volumes out of the California and Arizona deserts are returning to normal after freezes in the first half of December.More Packer Stories for Broccoli
Market Scope - Broccoli – F.o.b.s as of March 3
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (82-85-84) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease seasonally below the 38 units shipped the week of Feb. 24. Trading crown cut active, bunched fairly active. Prices crown cut higher, bunched slightly higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $6-6.50, 18s mostly $6.50-7, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $8-8.50. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 34 units shipped the week of Feb. 24. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 14s $7-8.25, 18s $7.50-8.75, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $7.75-9.25. Quality variable.
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 12 units shipped the week of Feb. 24 with supplies expected to remain light until the week of March 17, when most shippers expect to be fully underway. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. The first f.o.b. report expected to be issued the week of March 17.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (77-75-52) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $7-8.35, 18s mostly $7.50-8.85, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $8.56-9.61. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (59-56-65) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut $8-8.50. Quality variable.