Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Baker Farms LLC, a south Georgia grower-shipper of leafy greens, is entering the fresh-cut processing business.
Baloian Farms plans to expand its portfolio of local squash through a partnership with a Michigan grower-shipper.
FRESNO, Calif. — As the regional local product forager for Whole Foods, Harv Singh likes to attend the Fresno Food Expo, keeping his eyes and ears open for new trends.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Squash
Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
MICHIGAN — Shipments (21-24-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Half-bushel cartons zucchini mostly $8.85-10.95, medium $6.85-8.95, yellow straightneck small mostly $12-14.95, medium mostly $10-12.95. Quality mostly good. Yellow straightneck supplies light.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices zucchini higher, others unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $12.35, medium $10.35; yellow straightneck small $12-12.35, medium $10-10.35; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $18.35, medium $10.35.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (2-1-1) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices Aug. 19, compared to Aug. 12, unchanged. Half-bushel carton zucchini green small $12, medium $10. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $14, medium $12. Quality good.
EASTERN SHORE AND EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market. Light shipments will continue until fall. LAST REPORT.