WP Rawl is expanding its fresh-cut production lines.
As a result, the week of Jan. 11, the company was picking just 2,000 to 4,000 boxes of greens a day, down from the seasonal norm of 8,000 to 10,000, Collinsworth said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
John Freitas has been named national sales manager at Fresh Origins LLC, San Marcos, Calif., a new position at the company.
Consumers of organic produce are buying more leafy greens and blends, but aren’t necessarily tossing them into a salad bowl.More Packer Stories for Greens
Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 12
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 32-34-41, CA 1-1-1, crossings MX 5-6-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $12.25-13. Quality generally good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (30-27-29) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early active, late very active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s collard mostly $8, kale mostly $8, mustard curly $9, mustard flat $9, turnip tops $9. Supplies of mustard and turnip tops expected to be very light through January, collard supplies light.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (29-23-21) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading moderate. Prices Jan. 13, compared to Jan. 6, collards slightly higher; others unchanged; cartons bunched kale 24s $11-12. Cartons loose turnip tops $10.50-12 and mustards $10-13. Various containers bunched collard 6s $10-12. Various containers loose collard 6s $11.35. Quality good.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (2-2-3) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 1 unit shipped the week of Jan. 5. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale $9.95-10.75. Quality generally good.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (4-4*-2) — Movement expected to decrease slightly as some growers are experiencing a production gap. Prices various containers bunched/loose collard, kale, mustard, turnip tops supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.
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