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.
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.
Expanding its distribution in the Lone Star State, Lipman recently opened a packing and repacking operation in Dallas.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 8
MICHIGAN — Shipments (7-8-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $10-10.95, fair quality $4-6.95. Quality mostly good.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-2-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $10.35-12.95, fair quality $6.35.