Packer Stories

Colombia exporters to exhibit at PMA


Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.

Be sure ‘pretty as a picture’ considers chill requirements


"The stars — they’re beautiful, aren’t they?” — “Men in Black” I think of this movie line when I see a nice display of new red potatoes on a wet rack.

Shenandoah Growers taps VP


Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va., has named Steve Wright vice president of sales and has added facilities in Georgia and Texas.

Urban Barns signs distribution deal, continues expansion


Fresh produce from greenhouse grower Urban Barns Foods will be supplied to up-scale restaurants in Quebec and Ontario under a memorandum of understanding with Canadian distributor Hector Larivee Inc.

Suppliers develop array of packaging formats


Packaging formats for herbs and garlic can play an active role in getting the products to move off retail shelves, suppliers say.

More Packer Stories for Herbs



Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (11-15-15) —

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 11 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $14.35-15.55, 30s mostly $10-10.55. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $15.75, 30s $8.75. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Harvest of cilantro was expected to begin the week of Oct. 20 but remain very light through the week of Oct. 27. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Oct. 27. Quality expected to be generally good.


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