Convenience, price and even taste are no longer the sole motivators in foodservice purchases. Consumers want more from the food they put into their bodies. They want food that provides health benefits.
Six growers and marketers Kalettes will be available to discuss the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Concord Foods is launching a kale and apple smoothie mix in October designed for display in fresh produce departments.
The Nunes Co. has begun shipments of an organic broccoli leaf product — BroccoLeaf — under its Foxy label.
San Miguel Produce plans to introduce redesigned bags for its Cut ‘N Clean Greens brand at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.More Packer Stories for Greens
Market Scope - Green — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (14-14-13) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Oct. 21, compared to Oct. 14, collards bunched higher, others unchanged; cartons bunched kale 24s $10.35-11. Cartons loose turnip tops $10.35-12 and mustards $11-15. Various containers bunched collard 6s $10.35-16. Various containers loose collard 6s $10.35 Quality good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (2-2-6) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers finish with other crops and begin harvesting. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s collard $7.50-8.50, kale $7.50-8.50, mustard curly $7.50-8.50, mustard flat $7.50-8.50, turnip tops $7.50-8.50.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (4-5-4) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 3 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $10.35-11.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 1 unit shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s kale $8.75-10.75. Quality generally good.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-3-2) — 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.