Mid-Atlantic produce looks on time or early - The Packer

Mid-Atlantic produce looks on time or early

06/01/2012 11:43:00 AM
Cynthia David

Cullen said he expects prices to remain steady, and said numbers on foodservice and retail are up a little this year, mostly due to the steady market.

Green beans

Bob Colson, president of Cheriton, Va.-based C&E Farms, which packs up to 700,000 bushels of green beans for customers along the I-95 corridor, also reports a good start to the 2012 season.

“We started planting in Havelock, N.C. on March 26, said Colson, “and the crop is looking great, with some nice rainfall.”

To combat average green bean prices and stimulate movement, Colson said he has been offering chain stores good ad pricing to keep retails down.

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