Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
With increased production of its colored bell peppers and squash this winter and plans to build a greenhouse for beefsteak tomatoes in 2014, Wholesum Family Farms is responding to continued demand for its organic products.
The addition of organic and conventional acorn, butternut and spaghetti winter squash from Mexico to The Giumarra Cos.’s Fair Trade-certified line of fresh produce in November follows a well-established trend for the company.
Higher supplies and good growing conditions in Sonora sent watermelon prices tumbling as the west Mexico winter deal approached.
Baloian Farms has introduced a new squash bin.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Retailers can expect Florida to supply adequate volumes of cucumbers, squash and eggplant this fall.More Packer Stories for Squash
Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (129-136-140) — Movement expected to increase. Trading yellow straightneck fairly active for light supplies, gray moderate, zucchini slow. Prices yellow straightneck higher, others lower. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small and small-medium mostly $5.95-6.95, medium $4.95-6.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium mostly $10.95, medium $8.95; gray small and small-medium mostly $7.95-9.95, medium mostly $6.95-7.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons zucchini large mostly $5.95, yellow straightneck mostly $8.95. Quality and condition variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (28-47-77) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading slow. Prices acorn and large butternut lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons acorn medium mostly $6-7, large mostly $6.95-7; butternut medium $10.95-12.95, large mostly $12.95; kabocha medium mostly $10.95-12.95, large mostly $12.95; spaghetti medium mostly $14.95-16.95, large mostly $16.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (30-29-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow straightneck higher, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons zucchini small mostly $10-10.35, medium mostly $8, yellow straightneck small mostly $8.35-10.35, medium mostly $6.35-8.35; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small mostly $10.35, medium $6.35-7.35. Quality generally good.