Packer Stories

Chefs drive demand for specialty produce


Specialty trends tend to start in the fine dining arena.

Rain slows Ohio vegetable deal


A stretch of heavy rain and cool temperatures in mid-May pushed back the start of Ohio vegetable production by several days for some growers, leaving them hoping to catch up in June with a return to warm weather.

Windset Farms adds two to sales staff


Windset Farms, a Delta, British Columbia-based greenhouse vegetable grower and marketer, has added to two industry veterans to its sales staff.

Endive surprise star on Colbert Report


California Endive Farms played a surprise starring role on a recent episode of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

PTI data can be used for much more than traceability


NEW ORLEANS — The information collected as part of the Produce Traceability Initiative is much more than a bunch of numbers that can be used to trace a product to its source in case of a recall.

More Packer Stories for Endive/Escarole



Market Scope - Endive/escarole — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 12


CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s endive mostly $13.45-15.35, escarole $14.45-17. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Harvest was expected to begin the week of Nov. 18 and remain light until the week of Dec. 2, when additional shippers expect to begin. Quality expected to be generally good. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued by Nov. 29. FIRST REPORT.


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