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.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Celery
Market Scope - Celery — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
MICHIGAN — Shipments (20-21-13) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as growers nearly finished with harvest. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments were expected the week of Oct. 20. LAST REPORT.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (237-266-287) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 236 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading 2 and 2½ dozen slow, others moderate. Prices hearts generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Cartons 2 dozen (supplies fairly heavy) mostly $8.45-9.64, 2½ dozen (supplies heavy) mostly $7.35-9.64, 3 dozen mostly $9.50-11.64, 4 dozen mostly $11.50-12.56; hearts film bags 18s mostly $14.35-15.55. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 51 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading hearts fairly active, others moderate. Prices 2½ dozen and hearts higher, others lower. Cartons 2 dozen mostly $8.50-10, 2½ dozen mostly $8-9, 3 dozen mostly $7-8; hearts film bags 18s $14.85-15.95. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Harvest expected to begin the week of Oct. 27. Quality expected to be generally good.