The likelihood of a cauliflower purchase remained the same as last year, with 39% of shoppers saying they bought the vegetable in the past 12 months.
Braga Fresh Family Farms has added organic cauliflower to its line of vegetables marketed under the Josie’s Organics label.
A storm that prompted flash flood watches up and down the California coast Dec. 11 is expected to cause some damage to broccoli and cauliflower, but the biggest rains fell mostly to the north of growing regions.
Retail buyers hoping for some price relief on celery and cauliflower may have to wait a few more weeks.
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.
Fresh Express plans to launch a Shredded Broccoli and Cauliflower salad Aug. 21.More Packer Stories for Cauliflower
Market Scope - Cauliflower — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (56-37-41) —
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 25 units shipped the week of Dec. 1. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices higher. Cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $28-29, 9s $26-28, 16s $25-27. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 14 units shipped the week of Dec. 1. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $29.50-30.55, 9s mostly $28.50-28.55. Quality generally good.
WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (8-22-34) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading very active for very light available supplies. Prices higher. Cartons film-wrapped 12s mostly $29.25-31.61, 9s mostly $26.35-28.61, 16s $26.35-28.61. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.