The likelihood of a cabbage purchase fell four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Age and affluence clearly play a role when it comes to cabbage purchases.
Taking a page from the Tasti-Lee branded tomato handbook, Bejo Seeds Inc. plans to begin marketing a pointy-headed cabbage under the brand name SweetHeart Lettage.
Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.
After a difficult spring experienced by some growers, south Georgia growers are hoping for a more typical fall cabbage deal.
State and federal officials won’t say where it came from, but they are blaming whole head green cabbage for an E. coli outbreak this summer that spurred Applebee’s restaurants to temporarily pull certain salads from the menu.
J&R Baker Produce Inc. will market its own vegetables for the first time.More Packer Stories for Cabbage
Market Scope - Chinese cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (8-15-12) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. Nappa WGA crates mostly $18.35-21.25, 30-pound cartons mostly $13.45-14.65. Quality variable.