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.
Braga Fresh Family Farms has introduced sleeved celery and celery hearts to its lineup of products under the Josie’s Organics label.
Reichel Foods has added four new products to its line of Dippin’ Stix single-serve fresh-cut produce snacks.
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Surviving the cold January weather, South Florida’s celery, lettuce and radish deals are continuing and grower-shippers expect normal harvesting.
LAS VEGAS — At 89-years-young, the Snoboy brand is relaunching into the retail marketplace, focusing on independent grocers with initial offerings of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Recent research on a citric acid-based food wash developed nine years ago for a California olive and almond grower showed the product can provide a chemical-free alternative to traditional additives for fresh produce wash water.More Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of April 14
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (272-287-307) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 302 units shipped the week of April 7. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices hearts higher, others much higher. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8.65-10.56, 2½ dozen mostly $9.35-10.95, 3 dozen mostly $10.50-11.95, 4 dozen mostly $10.50-10.75; hearts film bags 18s mostly $14.45-15.75. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 5 units shipped the week of April 7. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Unofficial prices 2 dozen $10-10.35, 2½ dozen $11-11.35, 3 dozen $12-12.85. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of April 14.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (58-58-66) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 2 dozen $8.95-9.95, 2½ dozen $8.95-9.95 and 3 dozen $8.95-9.95, hearts carton film bags 18s $15.50-16.50. Quality generally good.
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