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.
In line with its recent western expansion, J&J Family of Farms hired Mari Danielson as western sales manager.
Florida grower-shippers expect normal fall seasons for squash and eggplant.
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.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (35-29-35) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1-bushel, 1 1/9-bushel and 1 1/6-bushel cartons wrapped 18s $7.95-8.95, 24s mostly $6.95-8; fair quality 18s $4-6, 24s mostly $4-5. Quality variable. Some sales of fair quality booked open with price to be established later.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (14-6*-12) — Movement expected to increase. Trading slow. Prices much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium wrapped mostly $8.35-10.35, fair quality mostly $6.35-8.35. Quality generally good. *revised.