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.
Georgia growers are scheduled to vote in March on whether or not to re-implement the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Vegetables.
I spoke to the store manager in my neighborhood as I shopped.
BroccoLeaf, an organic broccoli leaves product that began shipping last fall under The Nunes Co.’s Foxy label, has been featured in a variety of print, broadcast and online media since its rollout.
A week of frosty weather that rolled through California and Arizona around New Year’s brought snowfall to avocado groves, higher lettuce and broccoli prices and a narrow escape for citrus.
A storm that prompted flash flood watches up and down the California coast Dec. 11 is expected to cause some damage to broccoli and cauliflower, but the biggest rains fell mostly to the north of growing regions.More Packer Stories for Broccoli
Market Scope - Broccoli — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (66-102*-112) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $17-19. Quality and condition variable. *revised.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (58-43-64) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 35 units shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices much lower. Bunched supplies in too few hands to establish a market. 20-pound loose cartons crown cut mostly $18.25-21. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 29 units shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $14-16, 18s mostly $14.50-16.50, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $18-20. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (36-41-47) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early very active, late moderate. Supplies light. Prices much lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $20-22.65, 18s mostly $20.56-23.15; 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $22-24.65. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
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