Packer Stories

LGMA kicks off farm food safety training


The Sacramento, Calif.-based Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement launched a farm food safety training program this week in Yuma, Ariz., with nearly 100 food safety staff and farm supervisors attending.

Kalettes ramps up production, distribution


Kalettes — a hybrid of kale and brussels sprouts — is expected to gain broader distribution soon, though production is not yet up to full capacity.

Demand for greens rises as holidays approach


Grower-shippers expect demand for kale and other greens to ramp up in December.

Veg Pro begins seasonal Florida salad shipments


Veg Pro International Inc., has started its Florida season by shipping packaged salads to Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets Inc. stores throughout the state.

High-capacity sorter works for spinach, leafy greens


A new integrated sorting system from Key Technology can increase belt speeds for fresh spinach and other leafy greens by 30% while removing foreign material and wilted product with a false reject rate of less than 1%.

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Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8


SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (67-31-20) — Movement expected to increase slightly as more mustard and turnip tops becomes available. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s collard $7-7.50, kale $7-7.50, mustard curly mostly $8, mustard flat mostly $8, turnip tops mostly $8.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (56-19-13) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices Dec. 9, compared to Dec. 2, unchanged; cartons bunched kale 24s $10-11.35. Cartons loose turnip tops $10-11.35 and mustards $10-11.35. Various containers bunched collard 6s $10-13. Various containers loose collard 6s $11.35. Quality good.

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (4-3-3) —

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 2 units shipped the week of Dec. 1. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $10.75-12. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 8-9-35, CA 0-1-1, crossings MX 6-5-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $10.75-12. Quality generally good.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (17*-4*-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Various containers bunched/loose collard $7-8, kale $7-8, mustard $7-8, turnip tops $7-8. *revised.


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