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.
Here in Salinas we don’t move cargo — or clients — by sea, though the beach is just a few miles away.
After 27 years of providing a full line of desert vegetables, Keber Distributing Inc., Thermal, Calif., will close its doors for good after the spring season, said Dick Keber, partner in the company.
One arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Philippines is delaying approval of imports of fresh U.S. vegetables while another sub-agency reports U.S. food and beverage exports to the island nation doubled from 2009-12, achieving President Obama’s export initiative two years ahead of schedule.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society chose Stamoules Produce Co. to receive its Sylvia Lawry Founder Award.
Mann Packing Co. has introduced a line of four Veggie Mac-n-Cheese meals for children.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (156-158-155) —
SALINAS-WATSONILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 99 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading bunched active, crown cut fairly active. Prices bunched higher, crown cut much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $8-9.65, 18s mostly $8.50-10.15, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $10-11. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 56 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $7.50-8, 18s mostly $8-8.50, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $8.65-10. Quality generally good.