Market Report

Week of September 18, 2017

Blueberries about steady—steady market, fairly light supply from MI, moderate demand
Raspberries steady market, good demand Wide range in quality
Strawberries steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Misc. Berries about steady—steady market,  Wide range in quality and condition

Lemons about steady—steady market, fairly light demand
Limes lower—about steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in quality, condition and price
Oranges about steady—steady market, light supply, good demand
Tangerines have a steady market, heavy supply, fairly light demand

Cantaloupes about steady market, light supply available, moderate demand
Honeydew about steady market, fairly light demand
Watermelon about steady—higher market, light supply, fairly light—good demand

Apples market ranges from lower—about steady, good—very good demand
Avocados have a steady a market, very light supply from Mexico, light demand
Grapes have a steady market, fairly good demand
Mangoes about steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in quality and appearances
Nectarines have a steady market, moderate demand
Papaya about steady—steady market,  light—moderate demand
Peaches steady market, moderate demand
Pears have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Pineapple about steady market, light—very light demand
Plums steady market, moderate demand

Beans about steady—steady market, moderate demand
Broccoli about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand Wide range in price, weight, quality and condition
Cabbage market ranges from about steady—higher, fairly good—moderate demand
Carrots about steady market, fairly good demand
Cauliflower market ranges from lower—higher, fairly light demand Wide range in weight, quality and condition
Celery lower—steady market, fairly light demand
Corn-Sweet steady—higher market, light—moderate demand
Cucumbers about steady—steady market, light—very light supply, good demand, demand exceeds supply from MI Wide range in quality and condition
Lettuce market is about steady, light supply, fairly light—moderate demand
           Iceberg lower—about steady market, light—moderate demand
           Romaine lower—about steady market, light supply, moderate demand
Peppers about steady market, fairly good demand  Wide range in quality and size
            Bell Type market, ranges from About steady—higher, fairly good—moderate demand
Tomatoes market varies from about steady—higher, good—very good demand
            Grape Type – about steady—higher market, good demand
            Plum Type lower—steady market, moderate—very good demand Wide range in quality, condition and price


Onions, Dry about steady—higher market, fairly good—good demand
Potatoes have a lower market, good demand

 

Produce Quiz

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I am the bud of a flower plant that developed from cardoon. During the Middle Ages I acquired a reputation for being anaphrodisiac that immediately made me popular with the Greeks & Romans. As a native of the Mediterranean region I was introducedto America by French and Spanish explorers. I grow three to five feet high and can be eaten prior to flowering. Wejust adore fog, so the micro-climates in California are what we love best even though we are more prolific in Italy, Spain, Franceand Greece. We have over a dozen varieties, most of which are round, many of which have thorns. We are usually green butsome wild ones arrive in purple just to be different. Our babies are often robbed from the cradle and eaten uncooked as canonly be done at that age. Humans eat my vital organs, my, bottoms, my leaves and my bud, but if you wish to remain breathingavoid our midsection. We, in turn, nibble on their fingers when we can. We are, steamed, baked, boiled, stuffed, used asdips, marinated or added to salads. I am a good source of potassium, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamin C. As a pharmafoodstimulate the secretion of bile, act as a cleanser for blood, as well as being an antitoxin and a diuretic.

 

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