Carrots remain a top contender in the vegetable category, in fact, the orange root maintained its place as the fourth most-popular vegetable.
Vidalia onions aren’t scheduled to start shipping until April 21, but Sweet Vidalia Carrots from Curry & Co. are available now with promotable volumes anticipated until June.
Sobeys Inc. is recalling fresh-cut Compliments brand “Stir-Fry Style Vegetables,” distributed in Ontario, because of possible listeria contamination.
Distribution of California fresh produce is expected to have a new rail option to the Midwest when the TransCold Express – offered by McKay TransCold through an agreement with BNSF Railway – launches in late April or early May.
Ben Lomond Market in Ben Lomond, Calif., started building up its organic program in 1989, when the store was rebuilt after an earthquake.
Discount grocery retailer Aldi Inc. has a new house brand — SimplyNature — for its line of organic foods, including fresh produce.More Packer Stories for Carrots
Market Scope - Carrots – F.o.b.s as of March 3
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (178-142-143) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large mostly $13-15.40, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo $12-14.40, 25-pound sacks loose jumbo $6-7.20. Baby peeled 30 1-pound film bags $18-18.75. Organic film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 10 5-pound mostly $24.35-26.70. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (29-34-29) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices slightly higher. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $8. Quality variable.
GEORGIA — Shipments (*10-8-6) — Movement expected to increase depending upon weather conditions. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Sacks 48 1-pound film bags medium-large mostly $13.50, 24 2-pound film bags medium-large mostly $13.50, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $10-10.50. Low temperatures and rain curtailed harvest.