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.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The children and buyers have spoken through their votes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Sensory Experience Contest.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.
For the second time, family-owned Rene Produce LLC has earned recognition from the Mexican government as exporter of the year.
J&J Family of Farms Inc. plans to expand its refrigeration capacity at its Adel, Ga., operations.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (25-26-32) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons (includes wrapped) medium $8.35-10.85, medium fair quality $5.35-6.85, large $6.35-8.85.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to increase slightly and remain light and in few hands. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Oct. 27.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase as harvest begins. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 3.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Light shipments have begun. Sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report were expected by the week of Oct. 27. Quality generally good.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as many shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $8.35-10.35.