Bell peppers are a consistent favorite for many consumers. While the likelihood of a pepper purchase fell four percentage points from last year, peppers remain the No. 5 vegetable that shoppers select – a trend that’s held true for three years now. Peppers also rank sixth among items that shoppers say they’re buying now that they had not purchased previously.
When Hurricane Odile came ashore along the Baja Peninsula with sustained winds of up to 125 mph, Sept. 14, it left destruction in its wake.
For the second time, family-owned Rene Produce LLC has earned recognition from the Mexican government as exporter of the year.
A criminal fraud case against Ontario greenhouse grower-packer Mucci International Marketing Inc., Mucci Pac Ltd. and two of the company’s top executives is moving forward, with the next court appearance set for Oct. 20.
Mastronardi Produce Ltd. is bringing its Sunset tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers direct to consumers and retailers through its customized food truck, the Flavormobile.
A temperature tracking system to help ensure quality deliveries of strawberries can be used with other fresh produce items.More Packer Stories for Peppers, Bell
Market Scope - Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (88-101-103) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green active, others slow. Prices green higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $11.45-12.95, large mostly $10.95-11.95, medium mostly $9.45-10; irregular size fair quality green mostly $8.95-9, red and yellow mostly $10.95-12.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95. Quality generally good.
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (58-58-54) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late fairly slow. Prices red lower, yellow generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red $6.75-8.95, yellow mostly $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large red mostly $12.95; irregular size fair quality red mostly $8.75-9.95, yellow mostly $10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (22-20-28, greenhouse 13-12-17, field-grown 9-8-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $9.35-10.95, yellow mostly $10.35-11.25, orange mostly $11.35-12.35. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (39-30-24) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $12.85-14.95, large $12-12.95, fair quality mostly $10-10.95. Quality good.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (5-6-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $12-13.35; extra-large $12-13.35, fair quality $10-11.35; large $10.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin by week of Sept. 29 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 13. FIRST REPORT.