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.
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.
The Produce Mom has joined forces with Soledad, Calif.-based Braga Fresh Family Farms.
Indianapolis Fruit Co. has added a new brand and packaging to its Garden Cut line of fresh-cut produce.
Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., is planning to celebrate the first National Ants on a Log Day on Sept. 9.
Boston-area distributor State Garden Inc. is expanding its conventional celery line.More Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (244-237-266) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 228 units shipped the week of Oct. 6. Trading 2 and 2½ dozen fairly slow, others moderate. Supplies 2 and 2½ dozen fairly heavy. Prices 2 and 2½ dozen slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8.45-10.50, 2½ dozen mostly $8-9.56, 3 dozen mostly $10.25-11.65, 4 dozen mostly $11.50-12.56; hearts film bags 18s mostly $14.45-15.55. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 38 units shipped the week of Oct. 6. Trading 2 dozen fairly active, hearts moderate, others fairly slow. Prices 2 dozen and hearts higher, others lower. Cartons 2 dozen (supplies fairly light) mostly $9.35-10, 2 and 3 dozen mostly $7.65-8.50, 4 dozen mostly $7.65-9; hearts film bags 18s $14.85-14.95. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Harvest expected to begin the week of Oct. 27. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (28-20-21) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices hearts unchanged, others lower. Cartons 2-4 dozen $10, cartons film bags hearts 18s $15-15.35, 24s $19-19.35. Quality mostly good.