IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Florida is known for producing smaller quantities of some vegetables during the fall and winter.
Whether you’re a grizzled veteran or a new clerk with a clean apron, it’s good to review common customer questions, to be fully prepared.
(Nov. 24) Pungent and fiery hot, with an abundance of garlic and chilies and a striking blend of lime juice, fresh coriander, galangal root, ground peanuts, coconut milk and a myriad of other flavors — cuisine from Thailand possesses an air of the exotic that is reminiscent of the bright silk sarongs, sultry tropical nights and busy open-air food stalls of the land of its origin.
(Aug. 18) Freer markets in China have created a powerful economic barometer there: the consumer.
There is perhaps no culture more historic in its lore for food than the Chinese. Food is such a big part of the culture that people in China even greet one another by asking if he or she has eaten. People from the Canton region claim they live to eat, not the other way around. It is said that even Confucius was an avid connoisseur.More Packer Stories for Chinese Cabbage
Market Scope - Chinese cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (12-12-11) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Nappa WGA crates mostly $17.95-19, 30-pound cartons mostly $12.25-14. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase from Arizona as more shippers begin the season. California and Mexico shippers expected to begin the week of Nov. 17. Trading moderate. Prices nappa WGA crates $21-23, 30-pound cartons mostly $13.61-16. Quality generally good.