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Salinas vegetables crisped after autumnal heat wave


Will the Salinas Valley vegetable deal go out with a bang or a whimper?

Coastline takes Nutraleaf on the road


ANAHEIM, Calif. — As the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit drew to a close, Coastline Family Farms representatives had already hit the road for Atlanta and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. It ran Oct. 19-22.

State Garden expanding Simple Beginnings salad line


State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.

Chiquita names Fresh Express senior VP


Chiquita Brands International has named Craig Stephen senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fresh Express.

New lettuce honors Tanimura


Tanimura & Antle has introduced a lettuce product — George T’s Special Colossal Romaine Heart — in honor of company co-founder George Tanimura, now in his 100th year.

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Market Scope - Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (348-365-357) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease seasonally below the 323 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $14.65-16.64; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $15.45-17.64, film-lined 48s mostly $16.45-18.64. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 26 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Cartons 24s mostly $14-15.50. Quality variable.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 8 units shipped the week of Oct. 13. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $14.75. Quality variable.

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest began Oct. 20 by one shipper and will remain light until additional shippers are underway the week of Nov. 3. Quality generally good. Supplies will be in few hands. FIRST REPORT.


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