Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.


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Cabbage to be late, squash expected on time


Because of spring planting problems, New York’s cabbage harvest is scheduled to begin a little later than usual, but growers plan to harvest squash on time.

Baloian Farms finishes packing shed just in time


FRESNO, Calif. — With a Central Valley pepper crop running a week ahead of schedule and a major packing shed upgrade running two weeks behind, Baloian Farms had to improvise as the season started.

Lipman adds The Produce Exchange


Lipman is expanding its national footprint by acquiring The Produce Exchange, a West Coast distributor.

Rain slows Ohio vegetable deal


A stretch of heavy rain and cool temperatures in mid-May pushed back the start of Ohio vegetable production by several days for some growers, leaving them hoping to catch up in June with a return to warm weather.

Weather creates lagging start for Mid-Atlantic produce


After a winter several growers and shippers described as brutal, the Mid-Atlantic produce season is shaping up well, if a bit late for some, they say.

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Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of July 14


MICHIGAN — Shipments (8-13-20) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices zucchini lower, yellow straightneck generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons zucchini mostly $6.85-8.85, medium mostly $4.85-5.85, yellow straightneck small mostly $8.85-10.85, medium mostly $6.85-8.85. Quality zucchini mostly good, yellow straightneck variable.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (23-12-7) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Very light shipments expected through July 19. No f.o.b. issued as of July 14. LAST REPORT.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (4-5-4) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices July 15, compared to July 8, zucchini small lower; others unchanged. Half-bushel carton zucchini green small $5-8, medium $4-7. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $9-11, medium $7-9. Quality good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-2-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $8-10, medium $5-6; yellow straightneck small $8-10, medium $6-8; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $10-12, medium $6-8.

EASTERN SHORE AND EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons/crates zucchini small mostly $8-10, medium $6-9; yellow straightneck small $10-12, medium $8-10.


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