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.
Bolthouse Farms has introduced three juices containing produce — Daily Greens, Multi-V Goodness Smoothie and Mango Ginger + Carrot.
More than 130 entries were in the running at the seventh annual Greenhouse Competition at the Leamington Agriculture Fair, with greenhouse growers Mucci International, Nature Fresh Farms, Mastronardi Produce, and Orangeline Farms taking top honors.
An annual greenhouse vegetable competition will feature more than 120 varieties of peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Most New Jersey vegetable crops are off to a slow start this year, particularly compared to 2012, when warm weather accelerated harvests.
BC Hot House Foods Inc. has redesigned its labels, bags and shipping containers with a Big Taste tagline and new graphics.More Packer Stories for Cucumbers
Market Scope - Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of June 10
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (58-103-141) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices medium unchanged, others lower. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $16.35-18.85, fair quality $4.35-5.85; cartons 24s $3.50-4.85.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-22) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $16-16.35, fair quality $5.35-6, cartons 24s $3-4.35. FIRST REPORT.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings (51-43-62) — Movement expected to increase. Trading large fairly slow, others active. Prices large lower, others higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $16.95, fair quality $12.95-14.95; large $7.95-8.95. Cartons 36s $7.95-9.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (57-23*-10) — Supply insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. *revised. LAST REPORT.