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.
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.
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.”More Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 14
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (215-213-230) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 178 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading hearts active, others moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 2 and 2½ dozen mostly $8-9.64, 3 dozen (light supplies) mostly $9.35-11.50; hearts film bags 18s mostly $14.50-15.75. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 52 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading 2 dozen moderate, others fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8.50-9.65, 2½ dozen mostly $8-9.35, 3 dozen mostly $8.50-9; hearts film bags 18s $13.95-14.85. Quality generally good.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (32-29-28) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 2 dozen slightly higher, others unchanged. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8.50, 2½ and 3 dozen mostly $10-10.35, cartons film bags hearts 18s $15-15.35, 24s $19-19.35. Quality mostly good.
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