Celery is a consistent performer, with more than 6 in 10 shoppers picking up the stalks in the past year. The likelihood of purchase was even with last year.
Boston-area distributor State Garden Inc. is expanding its conventional celery line.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods won the chef demo competition at the PMA Foodservice Conference with its Lemongrass Steamed Chicken Bahn Mi Bun with Dandy Radish and Celery “Quickles.”
A partnership will help a leading Florida sweet corn grower-shipper expand to year-round production.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods is celebrating celery by inviting cooks to enter the “Sweet Celery Bake-Off.”
Crunch Pak and Duda Farm Fresh Foods held a party for a group of more than food bloggers in Miami, at Epic Hotel’s Marina Café on May 16.More Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (211-221-208) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 159 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading fairly slow. Prices 2½ dozen slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $9.25-10.56, 2½ dozen mostly $8.50-10.56, 3 dozen mostly $10-12.56; hearts film bags 18s mostly $14.15-16.55. Quality generally good. Many present shipments of hearts from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 49 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading moderate. Prices hearts generally unchanged, others higher. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8-9.25, 2½ dozen mostly $8-8.65, 3 dozen $8.50-10.25; hearts film bags 18s $11.95-14.75. Quality variable.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (24-25-32) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices 2½ and 3 dozen and hearts lower, others unchanged. Cartons 2-3 dozen $10-10.35, cartons film bags hearts 18s $15-17.35. Quality good.