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.
Eighteen fresh vegetable commodities grown at Nature Fresh Farms Inc. greenhouses in Leamington, Ontario, are now verified by the Non-GMO Project, including the company’s complete line of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers.
An in-store greenhouse that allows retailers to harvest tomatoes every week is receiving favorable shopper reaction.
The Oppenheimer Group has again been named as one of Canada’s best managed companies.
JemD Farms has again been recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies.
For the fifth time, Mastronardi Produce Ltd., has received kudos for being one of Canada’s best managed companies.More Packer Stories for Cucumbers
Market Scope - Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of April 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (228-253-226, field-grown 195-213-202, greenhouse 33-40-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Pickles slow, others moderate. Prices 24s higher, small and large lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $10.95, fair quality mostly $6.95-8.95, ordinary quality mostly $5.95-6; small mostly $5.95-6.95, large mostly $7.95-9. Cartons 24s mostly $4.95-5, 36s $4.95-6. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (59-75-83) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices waxed much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Pickles 1 1/9-bushel cartons 150-200s mostly $18.90-20.90, 200-300s mostly $20.90-22.90. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $14.35, medium fair quality mostly $8.35-10.35. Carton 24s mostly $5-6. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings (24-26-24) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. First f.o.b. report expected to be issued the week of May 12. FIRST REPORT
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