Eggplant purchases remained relatively steady from last year. The likelihood of purchase for this purple vegetable was down one percentage point from Fresh Trends 2012.
For the second time, family-owned Rene Produce LLC has earned recognition from the Mexican government as exporter of the year.
After a difficult spring experienced by some growers, south Georgia growers are hoping for a more typical fall cabbage deal.
J&J Family of Farms Inc. plans to expand its refrigeration capacity at its Adel, Ga., operations.
J&R Baker Produce Inc. will market its own vegetables for the first time.
Peter Hayes is Malena Produce Inc.s’ new vice president of sales and marketing.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (9-18-25) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons (includes wrapped) medium mostly $6.35-8.85, medium fair quality mostly $4.35-5.85, large supplies insufficient to establish market.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-1-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $8.35-10.35, fair quality $5.35-6.95. Some harvests curtailed.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments were expected to begin by week of Oct. 6 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 20.