Market Report

Week of September 17, 2018

Blueberries about steady—firm market, light supply, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in price and quality

Raspberries steady market, moderate demand

Strawberries have a steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition

Misc. Berries have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

 

Lemons market ranges from lower—steady, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in price

Limes about steady market, slow—moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Oranges market, ranges from about steady—higher, moderate demand

Tangerines have a steady market, moderate demand

 

Cantaloupe about steady market, light demand

Honeydew about steady market, light demand

Watermelon about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

 

Apples market ranges from lower—steady, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in price

Avocados about steady market, light—moderate demand

Grapes have a steady market, fairly light demand

Kiwifruit has a steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand

Mangoes about steady—steady market, light supply, good demand Wide range in quality and appearance

Nectarines steady market, moderate demand

Papaya about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand

Peaches about steady—steady market, very light—moderate demand

Pineapples about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality

Plums have a steady market, moderate demand

 

Asparagus about steady market, fairly light supply fairly light—moderate demand

Wide range in quality

Broccoli market ranges from lower—higher, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality

Brussels Sprouts have a slightly higher market, good demand

Cabbage market ranges from lower—higher, good demand

Carrots about steady market, fairly light supply, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Cauliflower lower—about steady market, fairly light demand

Celery lower—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Corn—Sweet about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand

Cucumbers lower—about steady market, light—very light supply, good demand, exceeds supply from MI

Lettuce has an about steady market, light—moderate demand

            Iceberg about steady market, moderate demand

            Romaine about steady market, moderate demand

Peas, Green about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality

Peppers have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and size

Bell Type about steady—steady market, light—good demand Wide range in quality and size

Tomatoes market ranges from slightly lower—higher

Grape Type about steady—higher market, good demand Wide range in quality

Plum Type market ranges from about steady—slightly higher, very good demand Wide range in quality

 

Onions, Dry have a steady market, moderate demand

Potatoes market ranges from lower—higher, moderate demand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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It happened one night not too long ago when two strangers crossed a couple of acres and started a new family. He’d seen her once from afar, but when he stole that second stare, it was enough to rock him to his stem and he knew then that this was meant to be. How could there be another creature so beautiful? And how could she be this beautiful and green? Green! Yes, green, and ooh, what a tan! He wasn’t even supposed to talk about “THEM”, much less fantasize. His whole life he been taught yellow was the way and never to stray. He decided then and there this was not what he had been planted to do. But then he saw her looking, looking right at him. Her scalloped edges shone, her small soft body was round and plump. She was prime. Then, in the blink of an eye, it happened. She twirled around on her stem, spun straight up to glow radiantly in the sun, slid down her vine and landed on the soft dirt, right in front of him! He looked around both startled and nervous, for surely someone else had seen this gorgeous acrobatic feat. A short time passed and no one seemed to notice. They were safe! They were alone! It was now or never! So with his entire fiber, with every A, every C vitamin and mineral he possessed, with his stem strong and firm, he surged forward. Their seeds met and it was magic, art, fireworks, mosaic actually. Hence my birth, a culinary delight with edible skin and soft seeds, a new baby to the culinary world.

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WATERMELON