Market Report

Week of July 16, 2018

Blueberries lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition
Raspberries have a lower market,  light demand
Strawberries about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and conditions
Misc. Berries lower—steady market, light demand

Clementines have a steady market, moderate demand
Lemons about steady market, light—very light supply, very good demand , demand exceeds supplies from south CA
Limes about steady market, moderate demand
Oranges steady market, moderate demand

Cantaloupe about steady market, light supply, light—fairly good demand
Honeydew about steady market , light demand
Watermelon market ranges from lower—about steady market, light demand

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price
Apricots have a steady market with moderate demand
Avocados market ranges from lower—higher, light supply from Mexico and southern FL,  fairly light—moderate demand
Kiwifruit steady market, fairly light demand
Mangoes slightly lower—about steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate
Papaya about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand
Peaches have a steady market, moderate—very good demand
Pears lower—steady market, moderate demand
Pineapple steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Asparagus about steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in quality
Beans about steady market, fairly light supply, light demand
Broccoli market ranges from lower—higher, moderate demand Wide range in quality
Cabbage market ranges from about steady—higher, moderate demand
Carrots about steady market, good demand Wide range in quality and condition
Cauliflower about steady market,  light demand Wide range in price
Celery market ranges from lower—higher, good demand
Corn-Sweet very light supply, moderate demand
Cucumbers about steady—steady market, very light supply from GA & TX, Wide range in quality and condition
Lettuce about steady —higher market, moderate demand
Iceberg lower—about steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality, condition and size
Romaine slightly lower—about steady market, moderate demand
Peas, Green about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality
Peppers steady market, fairly good demand Wide range in quality and size
           Bell Type about steady—slightly higher, fairly light supply, good demand
Squash steady—slightly higher market, good demand
Tomatoes market ranges from lower—about steady, light—moderate demand
Grape Type about steady—steady market, light supply,  good demand Wide range in quality
Plum Type lower—about steady market, moderate—very good demand Wide range in quality

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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While a rose by any other name, would smell the same, my color is the only thing the queen of our family and I share. Perhaps not. Like her thorn, I can be sour yet like her scented petals I can be sweet. We sweeties prevail, with about 900 varieties as compared to the 300 sour types. First described by Theophrastus in 300 BC, I was blossoming in all the hot spots along the Mediterranean well before that. How well I remember those early days when the beauty of my spring blossoms would awe the town’s folk into a wide-eyed drooling silence. Now they’ve just come to expect it every year with picnics, my pies, and festivities. That’s just the first act, after the blossom comes the fruit. Like Jacob’s coat I am the fruit of many colors. While predominantly dark red, I vary in shade from pale to black but also look great in yellow or white. Technically I am a stone fruit and I‘ve often thought we got that name from the effect we have on birds. When our feathered friends get their beaks on our fermented seniors, the result was drunken birds falling to the ground. That definitely rattled our pits. Anyway, you use our different varieties for different reasons. From meat sauces to pies, from drink garnishes to liqueurs, even candied in your fruitcake. I am a good source of potassium, vitamin A, as well as providing fiber. Just try eating me out of hand and see if you can stop. Bet ya can’t eat just 100.

Last Quiz Answer:

MANGOSTEEN