This king of salad vegetables is popular across the board. At least 50% of consumers in every demographic group bought lettuce in the past year, with the exception of single shoppers. Consumers with three or more children at home comprised the group most likely to buy lettuce overall.
SAN DIEGO — From upgrading food safety training to taking a possible role in verifying compliance, the Sacramento-based California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement is responding to the Food Safety Modernization Act on several fronts.
Participants in the Big Sur International Marthon were treated to spectacular views during the race and healthful Dole salads and fruits before and after the event.
The closing of Keber Distributing Inc. in Thermal, Calif., this summer after 27 years in business may open opportunities for other companies that sell some of the same products.
Tanimura & Antle’s Artisan lettuce is slated to appear on broadcasts of “Appetite for Health,” a syndicated nutrition news show, in May during National Salad Month.
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has launched a website section devoted to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (67-63-65) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 54 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading moderate. Prices boston generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Cartons 24s green leaf and red leaf mostly $6-6.56, boston mostly $7.50-8.60. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading moderate. Prices green leaf slightly higher, red leaf slightly lower. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $7.50-7.75, red leaf $7-7.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped the week of May 6. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $6.75, red leaf mostly $5.75. Quality generally good.