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.
A buyer’s market for West Mexico vegetables emerged in February as delayed volumes of tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers finally crossed at Nogales, Ariz.
Del Fresco Produce Ltd.’s products have been certified GMO-free.
Greenhouse vegetable acreage in Ontario has increased 25% since 2011, hitting almost 2,400 acres for the 2014 season as tomatoes continue to hang on to their shrinking lead in terms of overall production.
Greenhouse vegetable grower Windset Farms has earned certification from a non-GMO group.
A new source for greenhouse vegetables is expected this spring in Arizona as Legend Distributing starts harvesting at its new growing operation in Phoenix.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (44-44-49) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 1-bushel, 1 1/9-bushel, 1 1/6-bushel cartons wrapped 18s and 24s mostly $7.95-8.95. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (10-7-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading medium fairly slow at slightly higher prices, fair quality fairly slow. Prices medium slightly higher, fair quality generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons wrapped medium mostly $12.35-14.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium fair quality mostly $6.35-8.35. Quality generally good.