Market Report

Week of October 15, 2018

Blueberries have a very light supply, demand exceeds supply, quality/size variable

Raspberries about steady—steady market, light demand Wide range in quality and condition

Strawberries about steady—steady market, demand ranges from very light—moderate Wide range in quality and condition

Misc. Berries about steady—higher market, light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

 

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

Limes about steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Oranges about steady—steady market, light supply, demand varies from light—moderate

Tangerines have a lower market heavy supply, very light demand

 

Cantaloupe about steady market, light—very light supply, moderate demand

Honeydew about steady market, light supply, light—good demand

Watermelon about steady—higher market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

 

Apples have a steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price

Avocados lower—steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Grapes have a steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

Mangoes about steady market, moderate demand

Papaya have a lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Pears have a lower—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in price

Pineapples about steady market, fairly heavy supply, demand ranges from light—moderate

Plums about steady market, moderate demand

Pomegranates have a steady market, light supply, moderate demand

 

Asparagus market ranges from lower—steady, light demand Wide range in quality

Beans have a steady—slightly higher market, moderate demand

Broccoli has a lower—steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Cabbage about steady—steady market, demand ranges from light—moderate

Carrots about steady—steady market, moderate demand Wide range in quality and condition

Cauliflower slightly lower—about steady market, good demand Wide range in price in quality and condition

Celery about steady—higher market, light—moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Cucumbers about steady—slightly higher market, good demand

Lettuce has a lower—about steady market, fairly light demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

Iceberg has a slightly lower—about steady market, light—moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition.

Romaine lower—about steady market, fairly good—moderate demand Wide range in price, quality and condition

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

Peppers about steady market, light supply, moderate demand Wide range in quality and size

Bell Type about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand Wide range in quality

Tomatoes about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand

Grape Type have a steady market, light supply, fairly light—good demand Wide range in quality

Plum Type about steady—higher market, light supply, good demand Wide range in quality

 

Onions, Dry about steady—steady market, moderate demand

Potatoes lower—about steady market, fairly light—moderate demand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

                                                                                                                              

           

 

 

 

Produce Quiz

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Don’t leaf me out, because I’m the main event. Well, okay there is the fruit, but you can’t eat it. Maybe you will use its bumpy peel for concentrated aromatic oils in curry, or for some zest in your “jungle soup” (gkaeng bpah), but that’s it. I’m what you want! I’m the bay leaf of the Far East. I am a citrus sub-species of the family peapeda. I am a lovely dark green with a glossy sheen. My leaves (often pounded into a jelly or mixed with hot chili paste) grow in couplets, smaller on top, broader on the bottom, and range from one half inch to over three inches long. I’m not an easy pick as my growth is slow and you will fight thorny branches to reach me. In tropical Thailand my tree is a fixture in every countryside home. Often seen out on the town with lemon grass, together we create a mean dtom yam, and often we don’t get home ‘til dawn. It’s my scent that the public craves making me essential in soups, salads, curries, stir-fries, broth or stew. I am a secret ingredient in many fish dishes and I provide an excellent texture, and great presentation. Cut me into slivers to release my seriously tempting aromatic citrus flavor. The more you cut me the stronger I get, until I eventually dominate everything I surround. I also have many household uses. My uses include invigorating shampoos, insect repellents, stain removers, as well as being a tooth and gum strengthener. So if you can find me, don’t leaf me behind. Get it?

Last Quiz Answer:

SUNFLOWER