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. 15
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (85-83-90) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 65 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading fairly active. Prices bunched higher, crown cut generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $14.35-16, 18s mostly $14.85-16.55, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $19-20.65. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 25 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices bunched slightly higher, crown cut lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $12.50-14.50, 18s mostly $13-15, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $18-20.50. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (52-59*-50) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $14.50-16.50. Quality and condition variable. *revised