Interest in cucumbers increased this year, even though the percentages in Fresh Trends 2013 show a slight dip in the likelihood of purchase compared to last year (down two percentage points). Cucumbers made a notable jump in the list of top 20 vegetables this year, climbing from No. 11 in Fresh Trends 2012 to No. 7 this year.


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Packer Stories

Mucci mislabeling case hits pre-trial stage


The criminal case against the Mucci companies and executives involving alleged labeling of Mexican produce as having been grown in Canada continues to move through the Canadian courts with a closed-door meeting set for Jan. 21.

Bell peppers, cucumbers forecast to begin volume as usual


Though torrential rains disrupted early plantings, grower-shippers of bell peppers and cucumbers say they remain optimistic for a strong season.

West Mexico volume ramping up


NOGALES, Ariz. — Wind and rain generated by a couple of hurricanes during the growing season could affect some early-season shipments of winter vegetables out of west Mexico, but grower-shippers say most items should recover quickly as the season progresses.

Southern Corporate Packers increases acreage, adds products


IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.

Spinaca Farms launches organics brand


Gilroy, Calif.-based Spinaca Farms Inc. has a new label, La Colline Organics.

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Market Scope - Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (240-194-213, field-grown 173-126-150, greenhouse 67-68-63) — Movement expected to increase. Trading long seedless slow, pickles fairly active at lower prices, persian moderate, others fairly slow. Prices persian generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $15.95-16.95, fair quality mostly $12.95-13.95, ordinary quality mostly $6.95-7.95; large mostly $10.95; small mostly $6.95-8.95. Cartons 36s mostly $8.95, 24s mostly $6-6.95. 1 1/9-bushel crates pickles 200-300s and 300-400s $16.35-16.95, 150-200s $14.35-14.95. Greenhouse cartons film-wrapped long seedless 12-16s mostly $4.95-5; 22-pound cartons persian small mostly $16.95, small-medium $14.95-16.95. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (54-71-53) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices carton 24s higher, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Pickles 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates 150-200s mostly $22.90, 200-300s mostly $24.90. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $16.35-16.85, medium fair quality mostly $10.35-10.85. Carton 24s mostly $8.35. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (51-29-12) — Movement expected to decrease as shippers are finished for the season. LAST REPORT.


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