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.
As the new year rings in, many shoppers will be making resolutions to eat more healthful foods, offering retailers merchandising and promotional opportunities.
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.More Packer Stories for Cauliflower
Market Scope - Cauliflower — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (38-51-61) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices 16s lower, others much lower. Cartons film-wrapped 12s mostly $13-15.61, 9s mostly $11-13.65, 16s mostly $12.45-14.61. Quality variable.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (36-40-60) —
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 29 units shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $10-11, 9s and 16s $7.50-8. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 31 units shipped the week of Jan. 12. Trading early very active, late fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film-wrapped white 12s mostly $10.35-12.50, 9s $9.35-10.50, 16s $8.35-10.95. Quality variable. Many present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
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