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.
Frost is slowing vegetable harvests in the Arizona desert, and if cold temperatures continue, yields could fall, grower-shippers said.
NEW ORLEANS — The information collected as part of the Produce Traceability Initiative is much more than a bunch of numbers that can be used to trace a product to its source in case of a recall.
Salinas, Calif.-based River Ranch Fresh Foods plans to close Nov. 8. In a letter to customers, Ken Adams, president, and Peter Hayes, vice president of sales, said the company has not been able to bring costs under control.
Eliminating costs and paperwork barriers, the U.S. and Japan announced an an agreement that government and industry leaders said will help organic trade increase between the two countries.
After a slight lull, California broccoli and cauliflower volumes are inching back up, but locally grown deals this summer will likely check volumes again.More Packer Stories for Cauliflower
Market Scope - Cauliflower — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (68-91-101) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 77 units shipped the week of Nov. 18 as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading early fairly slow, late very slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $7.35-8.65, 9s and 16s mostly $6.35-8.55. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 24 units shipped the week of Nov. 18. Trading slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $9-10.35, 9s mostly $8-8.25, 16s mostly $7-7.25. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF. — Harvest was expected to start the week of Nov. 25, although most shippers expected to be fully underway the week of Dec. 2. Quality expected to be generally good. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Dec. 2.
WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (0-1-14) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading very slow. Prices cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $8.35-9.61, 9s and 16s mostly $7.35-9.61. Quality generally good. Harvest curtailed.
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