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.
J&R Baker Produce Inc. will market its own vegetables for the first time.
MONTEREY, Calif. – Tom Church, partner in Salinas-based Church Brothers, has won The Packer’s 2014 Foodservice Achievement Award.
Fresh Express plans to launch a Shredded Broccoli and Cauliflower salad Aug. 21.
Church Bros., LLC, Salina, Calif., recently launched three new salad blends for the foodservice industry.
U.S. per capita use of fresh vegetables dipped 5% in 2013 and imports claimed a record share of the total supply, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.More Packer Stories for Broccoli
Market Scope - Broccoli — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (90-89-105) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 73 units shipped the week of Sept. 22. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $13.45-14.56, 18s mostly $13.95-15, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $16-18.64. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 32 units shipped the week of Sept. 22. Trading early fairly active, late slow. Prices much lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $10.50-12, 18s mostly $11-12.50, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $14.75-16.35. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (59-56*-72) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $12.50-13.95. Quality and condition variable. *revised