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.
Retail buyers hoping for some price relief on celery and cauliflower may have to wait a few more weeks.
Beachside Produce LLC expects strong winter holiday demand for two of its top vegetables.
Buyers should expect light volume during the early part of Florida’s fall cabbage harvesting while the lettuce and celery crops should be typical crops.
State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.
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 Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (319-426-518) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 297 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading very active for very light available supplies. Prices hearts higher, 3 dozen generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $16.45-17.50, 4 dozen mostly $17.45-18.56; hearts film bags 18s mostly $17.45-20.56. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 144 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices 2 dozen slightly lower, 2½ dozen slightly higher, others higher. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $15.75-17.95, 2½ dozen mostly $16.85-17.95, 3 dozen mostly $16.25-18.56, 4 dozen mostly $16.25-17.95; hearts film bags 18s $19.85-20.56. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 77 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices hearts and 4 dozen higher, others lower. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $14.85-16, 2½ dozen mostly $15-16, 3 dozen mostly $14.50-16, 4 dozen mostly $15-16; hearts film bags 18s $18.50-20.85. Quality generally good.