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.
After a challenging spring that played havoc with planting schedules, Quebec’s root vegetable growers were delighted with their long, fairly dry fall, which bodes well for winter storage.
Boskovich Farms is entering its second year of organic production in Holtville, Calif., with increases in its volume and selection of vegetables.
Fresh-cut produce is among hundreds of products added to a recall by Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Florida grower-shippers are eyeing regular fall cabbage, lettuce, celery and radish deals.
Beachside Produce LLC, Guadalupe, Calif., is adding celery sticks, celery hearts and a full stalk to its product lineup, with an eye on the upcoming holiday seasonMore Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (417-510-552) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease sharply below the 297 units shipped the week of Nov. 18 as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading early very active, late fairly slow. Prices 2½ and 3 dozen lower, others slightly lower. Cartons 2 mostly $14.35-15.61, 2½ dozen mostly $13.35-15.61, 3 dozen mostly $12.25-14.50; hearts film bags 18s $16.25-17.45. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 154 units shipped the week of Nov. 18. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $12.75-14.75, 2½ dozen mostly $12.75-15, 3 dozen mostly $11.75-13.75, 4 dozen $10.75-13.50; hearts film bags 18s mostly $15.75-17.56. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 101 units shipped the week of Nov. 18. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons 2 dozen $10.65-13.50, 2½ dozen $11.65-13.85, 3 dozen $10-12.85, 4 dozen $10-12.35. Quality generally good.