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.
Georgia growers are scheduled to vote in March on whether or not to re-implement the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Vegetables.
Westmoreland Sales Group is shipping its greenhouse vegetables in IFCO Systems reusable plastic containers.
A redesigned website unveiled by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association targets consumers and other potential users of the fresh produce grown by the association’s 210 members.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Jan. 10, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association elected and re-elected officers at the group’s 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.More Packer Stories for Cucumbers
Market Scope - Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 26
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (276-334-267, field-grown 205-263-203, greenhouse 71-71-64) — Movement expected about the same. Trading persian active, seedless slow, others moderate. Prices persian higher, seedless much lower, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $10.95-12.95, fair quality mostly $8.95-10.95, ordinary quality mostly $5.95-6.95; small mostly $6.95-7.95, large $8-8.95. Cartons 24s mostly $4.95-5, 36s mostly $6.50-6.95. 1 1/9-bushel crates pickles 200-300s and 300-400s mostly $20.95-22.35, 150-200s mostly $18.95-20.35. Greenhouse cartons film-wrapped long seedless 12s mostly $6.95-7.95; 22-pound cartons persian (supplies very light) small and small-medium $20-20.95, medium $16.95-18.95. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (46-58-37) — Imports via boat from Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices medium higher; others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $13-14, fair quality $8-10, cartons 24s mostly $6-7. Quality good.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (42-21-10) — LAST REPORT until volume increases.