Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
The Butterkin, a new winter squash variety, is now shipping.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.
A temperature tracking system to help ensure quality deliveries of strawberries can be used with other fresh produce items.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce is now shipping winter squash.
J&J Family of Farms Inc. plans to expand its refrigeration capacity at its Adel, Ga., operations.More Packer Stories for Squash
Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (2-3-1) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices Oct. 14, compared to Oct. 7, about steady. Half-bushel carton zucchini green small $16-18, medium $13-14. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $20-23, medium $16-18. Quality good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (19-55-111) — Movement expected to increase. Trading zucchini fairly slow, others slow. Prices much lower. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small and small-medium mostly $10.95-12.95, medium $8.95-10.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium mostly $8.95-10.95, medium mostly $7.95; gray small and small-medium mostly $8.95, medium mostly $6.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons large zucchini mostly $8.95, yellow straightneck mostly $6.95. Quality and condition variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-0-0*) — Movement of butternut expected to increase as harvest begins. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 3. FIRST REPORT. *less than 50,000 pounds
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (34-35-37) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early active, late slow. Prices lower. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $12.35-14.85, medium $10.35-12.85; yellow straightneck small $12.35-14.85, medium $10.35-12.85; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small mostly $16.35-16.85, medium mostly $12.35-12.85.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as many shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $14.95-16.35, medium $12.95-14.35; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $16.35-20.95, medium $14.35-16.95.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-0) — Light shipments have begun. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 20. Quality good.
- California Avocado Commission expands focus to sandwiches
- Bolthouse CEO is Produce Marketer of the Year
- FDA seeks to mesh public and private food safety accountability
- Mighties brand kiwis join Sun Pacific's Cuties
- Spezzano receives 2014 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award
- Vidalia onion growers sell operations to billionaire Bill Gates